CINCINNATI’S DALTON TAKES WEEK 2, ATLANTA’S RYAN STILL TOP OVERALL QB IN HERALD RANKINGS
Bengal Andy Dalton narrowly takes the Week 2 title but Falcon Matt Ryan (also narrowly) maintains his early-season lead in The Miami Herald’s 15th season of Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. Four-time defending champion Drew Brees of the Saints finally sneaks on to the Top 20 chart, while Dolphin Ryan Tannehill bumps up three spots to 29th. Our simple formula, unchanged since its inception in 1998, factors accuracy, yardage, touchdown/interception ratio and team result. Most passer ratings including the NFL’s are complicated and percentile-based, allowing a player who missed half a season injured to still win a passing title. Our rankings are cumulative, placing a premium on QBs who are consistently productive and avoid injury or benching. Look for our weekly 2012 rankings in this space every Sunday.
MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS
|1. Matt Ryan, ATL||1||33.95||77.90|
|2. Phillip Rivers, SD||10||41.20||75.75|
|3. Christian Ponder, MIN||14||37.25||68.75|
|4. Alex Smith, SF||8||31.30||66.85|
|5. Sam Bradford, STL||21||43.50||65.40|
|6. Eli Manning, NYG||19||41.50||65.15|
|7. Tom Brady, NE||5||25.80||63.60|
|8. Matt Schaub, HOU||15||31.75||62.05|
|9. Aaron Rodgers, GB||11||27.45||61.60|
|10. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT||22||41.75||61.00|
|11. Robert Griffin III, WAS||3||21.30||60.30|
|12. Tony Romo, DAL||2||18.55||59.90|
|13. Andy Dalton, CIN||26||43.90||58.95|
|14. Carson Palmer, OAK||6||18.65||54.50|
|15. Cam Newton, CAR||18||28.65||53.80|
|16. Peyton Manning, DEN||7||17.05||52.70|
|17. Joe Flacco, BAL||4||13.60||52.55|
|18. Michael Vick, PHI||24||34.55||51.40|
|19. Matthew Stafford, DET||12||17.50||50.25|
|20. Drew Brees, NO||25||42.20||42.40|
|29. Ryan Tannehill, MIA||32||24.00||29.95|
• Dropouts: Mark Sanchez, NYJ (9th to 23rd); Jay Cutler, CHI (13-31); Blaine Gabbert, JAC (16-30); Jake Locker, TEN (17-27); and Josh Freeman, TB (20-24).
• Week’s best: Dalton, CIN, 43.90 (24-31, 318, 3-1, win).
Week’s worst: Cutler, CHI, minus-7.70 (11-27, 126, 1-4, loss).
• Note: Results from Thursday night games are included in following week’s rankings.
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