Micah Hyde has experienced a Pro Bowl caliber season in his first year with the Bills, and he had an unusual game against the Patriots.
Pro Football Focus credited Hyde with 12 tackles – which led the team – but missed three tackles.
On his first 714 snaps in 2017, Hyde missed a grand total of five tackles and never missed more than one tackle in a singular game. He missed those three tackles on 70 plays against New England.
Also, in coverage, he allowed four receptions on five targets for 49 yards, which equated to 107.5 passer rating.
Before the Patriots game, Hyde surrendered 15 receptions on 27 targets for 158 yards with one touchdown, five interceptions and two pass breakups. All that calculates to a 45.5 passer rating, which was the 10th-best among 89 qualifying safeties.
Clearly, the combination of Rob Gronkowski and Dion Lewis factored into the poor showing for Hyde in Week 13.
Lewis currently has PFF's third-best "Elusiveness Rating" – which measures how missed tackles forced relative to touches – among 55 qualifying running backs. Gronkowski leads 41 qualifying tight ends in yards per route run this season.
(Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus.)
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