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Advanced Stats: Was Cordy Glenn's career-worst game sign of what's to come?

Cordy Glenn had a game to forget against the Jets on Thursday.

On 55 pass-blocking snaps, he allowed a whopping seven quarterback pressures (one sack, six hurries), the most he's allowed in a single game as a professional.

The previous high for quarterback pressures allowed by Glenn was five, which occurred on four separate occasions:

  • Home against Chargers in 2014
  • Away against Browns in 2013
  • Home against Rams in 2012
  • Away against Colts in 2012

Glenn has surrendered two or fewer quarterback pressures in 51 of his 77 career games, meaning two-thirds of the time, the Bills have been able to count on him for that type of quality production.

He's allowed with four or more pressures allowed 14 of 77 career games (18.18 percent), and the aforementioned contests with five or more pressures given up account for 5.1 percent of his games in the NFL.

Clearly, the percentages would suggest his brutal game against the Jets was much more of an aberration than anything else.

Glenn should have a decent opportunity to return to form in Week 10. He'll likely dodge Saints elite pass-rusher Cameron Jordan in Week 10 – because he predominately rushes from the left defensive end position – and will mostly see Alex Okafor, a player who's been more impactful this year than he's ever been as a pro but hasn't been super efficient rushing the passer.

On 206 pass-rush snaps heading into this weekend, he's accumulated 17 quarterback pressures (three sacks, 14 hurries). While that's not a ridiculously low amount of pressures at this point in the season, it's Pro Football Focus' 45th-best Pass-Rush Productivity (PRP) score (6.6), a metric that measures quarterback pressures relative to pass-rushing snaps with sacks weighing more than hits or hurries.

Kony Ealy – who registered four pressures against Glenn on Thursday – came into the game against Buffalo with a PRP of 6.7 and is a similarly sized pass-rusher to that of Okafor.

Glenn's underrated career indicates he'll get back on track, and he'll get extra rest (he's battled an ankle injury this season) before facing the Saints second-best pass-rusher in Week Ten.

As is the case with almost every team, the play of the left tackle is integral to the success of Buffalo's offense.

Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus.

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