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Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins can pressure the quarterback. Wait. You've heard that one before? Well it's true and the <a href="http://www.bet365sportsbookonline.com/football">football</a> mavens at <em>Pro Football Focus</em> have generated a statistic to simplify their grading scale, applying a combination of stats accumulated over time.</p>
They call it the <em>Pass Rush Productivity</em> grade, which combines quarterback sacks with hits on the quarterback and hurries against total pass rush snaps. Additionally this isn't a statistic the reflects any particular year; rather the combination of the three most recent seasons. It shows consistency over a period of time, lessening the weight of a single great season silhouetting mediocre seasons.</p>
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According to their grading scale, <a href="https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/06/26/three-years-of-pass-rushing-productivity-interior-d-line/">Atkins scored an 8.70, second in the league</a> only to San Francisco 49ers' defensive end (and former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end) Justin Smith, who scored a 9.16. Of the 727 pass rush snaps that Atkins has taken part in, 80 of generated a quarterback sack, pressure on the quarterback or a hit on the passer after throwing the football.</p>
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