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Demski, Brown & BC Lions’ O-Line Shine: A Data-Driven Look at CFL’s Week 13 Standouts

In Week 13 of the Canadian Football League (CFL), the standout players were decided by Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) meticulous grading system. This grading system considers an exhaustive review of game footage to assign Player Grades that reflect their on-field contributions. Let’s delve into the specifics.

Methodology Behind PFF’s CFL Honour Roll

For clarity, PFF’s grading process encompasses a comprehensive review of game plays, breaking down each player’s performance into over 200 unique data points. To make the Honour Roll, players must participate in a minimum of 25 snaps on offence or defence. On special teams, the threshold is 10 snaps. In case of a tie, the number of snaps serves as the tiebreaker.

Week 13 Offensive Spotlight: Nic Demski

Team: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Match Result: SSK 32 – WPG 30 (OT)
PFF Grade: 85.7

  • Targeted eight times with five successful receptions
  • Season-high 118 yards receiving
  • Accumulated 38 yards after the catch
  • Contributed one crucial second down conversion
  • Delivered two significant plays over 30 yards, notably a 52-yarder that led to a rushing touchdown by Brady Oliveira
  • Achieved his third 100+ yard game of the season

Week 13 Defensive Luminary: Miles Brown

Team: Saskatchewan Roughriders
Match Result: SSK 32 – WPG 30 (OT)
PFF Grade: 84.9

  • Participated in 42 defensive snaps
  • Recorded three defensive tackles
  • Earned an 85.1 grade on 15 run defence snaps

Week 13 Outstanding Offensive Line: BC Lions

Match Result: BC 34 – MTL 25
PFF Unit Grade: 74.8

  • Top Performers:
    1. Jarell Broxton (74.8)
    2. Andrew Peirson (68.3)
    3. Kent Perkins (59.4)

Honourable Mentions: All-Week 13 Team

  • QB: Vernon Adams Jr. | BC Lions | 83.5
  • RB: Brady Oliveira | Winnipeg Blue Bombers | 82.6
  • OL: Joel Figueroa | Hamilton Tiger-Cats | 78.5
  • LB: Jordan Williams | Toronto Argonauts | 76.2
  • DB: Quincy Mauger | BC Lions | 82.9
  • K/P: Brett Lauther | Saskatchewan Roughriders | 78.1
  • ST: Kosi Onyeka | Saskatchewan Roughriders | 91.6

As Week 13 wraps up, the exceptional performances from Nic Demski, Miles Brown, and the BC Lions’ offensive line certainly give fans and analysts much to discuss. Their high PFF grades underscore the depth of talent that continues to emerge in the 2023 CFL season.

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Mark Perry is the founder and editor of CFL News Hub. A dedicated and experienced football analyst, he has been providing comprehensive coverage of the sport since 2018. In March 2021, he further expanded his reporting scope to the Canadian Football League. Mark continues to share insightful analysis and updates on all things CFL, adding to the lively conversation surrounding the sport. Contact him directly at mark.perry@cflnewshub.com.

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