INDIANAPOLIS COLTS’ LUCK CAPTURES WEEK 9 TITLE; SEASON LEAD TURNS INTO A FOUR-WAY SCRAMBLE
At Miami’s expense, Colts rookie Andrew Luck wins the Week 9 title in The Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. Packer Aaron Rodgers keeps his overall lead for a third consecutive week but has a bye this week — the last of the contending QBs to sit out. That suggests two and maybe three players will surpass Rodgers this week as the field levels. Meantime, Dolphin Ryan Tannehill bumps up four spots to 25th. Our rankings, in their 15th year, use a simple formula unchanged since 1998, factoring accuracy, yardage, TD/INT ratio and team result. Most ratings including the NFL’s are complicated and percent-based, allowing a player who misses half a season injured to still win a title, while ours are cumulative and place a premium on productive QBs who avoid injury or benching. Players on a bye take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. Our updated 2012 rankings appear in this space every Sunday.
Miami Herald PASS rankings
|1. Aaron Rodgers, GB||1||22.90||321.05|
|2. Matt Ryan, ATL||3||36.10||304.00|
|3. Peyton Manning, DEN||4||41.55||301.60|
|4. Tom Brady, NE||2||BYE||282.40|
|5. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT||5||30.80||268.50|
|6. Drew Brees, NO||7||37.95||260.45|
|7. Matthew Stafford, DET||9||30.25||236.55|
|8. Eli Manning, NYG||6||-0.75||230.30|
|9. Tony Romo, DAL||11||34.05||229.70|
|10. Matt Schaub, HOU||13||35.40||223.90|
|11. Carson Palmer, OAK||15||40.70||219.75|
|12. Alex Smith, SF||8||BYE||214.95|
|13. Robert Griffin III, WAS||12||17.75||211.65|
|14. Andy Dalton, CIN||14||24.95||209.00|
|15. Philip Rivers, SD||17||35.00||206.35|
|16. Christian Ponder, MIN||10||0.15||201.30|
|17. Joe Flacco, BAL||16||21.65||195.50|
|18. Andrew Luck, IND||22||44.65||195.20|
|19. Josh Freeman, TB||20||29.35||184.35|
|20. Jay Cutler, CHI||24||37.45||182.70|
|25. Ryan Tannehill, MIA||29||23.50||143.60|
• Dropouts: Sam Bradford, STL (18th to 24th) and Michael Vick, PHI (19-23).
• Week’s best: Luck, IND, 44.65 (30-48, 433, 2-0, win).
• Week’s worst: E.Manning, NYG, minus-0.75 (10-24, 125, 0-1, loss).
• Note: Results from Thursday games included in following week’s rankings.
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