COWBOYS’ ROMO CAPTURES WEEK 13 CROWN; BRONCOS’ MANNING SEIZES SEASON LEAD
Cowboy Tony Romo wins the Week 13 title but the bigger story is Bronco Peyton Manning overtaking Matt Ryan for the overall season lead in The Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. Manning has won four season PASS championships, but none since 2006. Dolphin Ryan Tannehill slips one spot to 26th. Our rankings, in their 15th year, use a simple formula unchanged since their inception in 1998, factoring accuracy, yardage, TD/INT ratio and team result. Most ratings including the NFL’s are complicated and percent-based, allowing a player to miss half a season injured and still win a title, while ours are cumulative and place a premium on productive QBs who avoid injury or benching. Our updated 2012 rankings appear in this space every Sunday.
Miami Herald PASS rankings
|1. Peyton Manning, DEN||2||39.10||441.50|
|2. Matt Ryan, ATL||1||19.25||423.50|
|3. Tom Brady, NE||3||24.90||419.85|
|4. Aaron Rodgers, GB||4||38.30||404.10|
|5. Tony Romo, DAL||6||46.15||390.00|
|6. Drew Brees, NO||5||8.05||369.70|
|7. Matt Schaub, HOU||7||23.35||363.10|
|8. Matthew Stafford, DET||8||26.65||334.00|
|9. Andy Dalton, CIN||9||23.55||327.50|
|10. Carson Palmer, OAK||13||34.55||319.60|
|11. Robert Griffin III, WAS||10||21.15||314.35|
|12. Philip Rivers, SD||11||15.00||307.50|
|13. Eli Manning, NYG||15||24.00||299.50|
|14. Joe Flacco, BAL||12||7.40||295.90|
|15. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT||14||DNP||278.70|
|16. Andrew Luck, IND||17||21.55||277.80|
|17. Josh Freeman, TB||16||12.10||271.15|
|18. Russell Wilson, SEA||20||34.65||269.70|
|19. Sam Bradford, STL||21||29.05||258.90|
|20. Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF||19||14.60||255.55|
|26. Ryan Tannehill, MIA||25||6.30||190.45|
• Dropout: Christian Ponder, MIN (18th to 21st).
• Week’s best: Romo, DAL, 46.15 (22-27, 303, 3-0, win).
• Week’s worst: Ryan Lindley, ARI, minus-10.40 (10-31, 72, 0-1, loss).
• Note: Results from Thursday games included in following week’s rankings.