Greg Cote’s PASS rankings entering NFL Week 4


Denver’s Peyton Manning wins his second weekly title in three weeks to grow a near-50-point, early-season lead in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterback rankings. Closer to home, another solid week lifts Dolphin Ryan Tannehill two more spots into ninth place overall. This is the 16th season for the Miami Herald rankings, and our simple formula remains unchanged since its inception in 1998, factoring accuracy, yardage, TD/interception ratio and team result. These are passer rankings per se and do not weigh a QB’s running ability. Most rating systems including the NFL’s and ESPN’s are complicated and percentile based, allowing players who miss half a season to still win a passing title. Our rankings are cumulative, placing a premium on passers who are consistently productive and avoid injury or benching. Find our updated weekly 2013 rankings in this space every Sunday.


Rk LW WK3 Season
1. Peyton Manning, DEN159.70164.15
2. Tony Romo, DAL4 34.50114.55
3. Aaron Rodgers, GB2 18.20112.85
4. Drew Brees, NO1040.10107.05
5. Matthew Stafford, DET835.25106.00
6. Philip Rivers, SD628.20105.90
7. Matt Ryan, ATL322.55105.45
8. Matt Schaub, HOU521.7099.90
9. Ryan Tannehill, MIA1132.8097.35
10. Sam Bradford, STL725.0096.55
11. Jay Cutler, CHI925.9594.55
12. Andy Dalton, CIN1431.7591.85
13. Robert Griffin III, WAS1327.3088.75
14. Alex Smith, KC1727.6583.45
15. Russell Wilson, SEA 2131.1081.20
16. Andrew Luck, IND1622.2078.15
17. Tom Brady, NE2333.2577.90
18. Joe Flacco, BAL1921.5575.20
19. E.J. Manuel, BUF1511.1568.45
20. Michael Vick, PHI123.0566.60

• Dropouts: Carson Palmer, ARI, 18th to 25th, and Eli Manning, NYG, 20-26.

• Week’s best: P. Manning, DEN, 59.70 (32-37, 374, 3-0 in win).

• Week’s worst: Vick, PHI, 3.05 (13-30, 201, 1-2 in loss).

Note: Thursday night results included in following week’s chart.

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