PALMER EDGES BIG BEN FOR OUR WEEK 11 TITLE;
TANNEHILL BUMPS UP ONE SPOT TO 15TH FOR SEASON
Cardinal Carson Palmer’s 49.95 points edged Ben Roethlisberger in a photo finish for Week 11 honors in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterback rankings. Atop the chart, Peyton Manning’s still-sizable lead lost another five points to Drew Brees, and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill climbs one spot to 15th place. The Miami Herald rankings, in their 16th season, use a simple formula unchanged since its inception in 1998, factoring accuracy, yardage, TD/interception ratio and team result. These are passer rankings 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. Because they are cumulative, QBs on a bye take a temporary hit that evens out over the course of a season. Find our updated weekly 2013 rankings in this space every Sunday.
Miami Herald Pass Rankings
|1. Peyton Manning, DEN||1||32.15||470.60|
|2. Drew Brees, NO||2||37.25||410.45|
|3. Philip Rivers, SD||3||24.90||353.45|
|4. Tony Romo, DAL||4||BYE||311.95|
|5. Matthew Stafford, DET||5||13.10||305.90|
|6. Matt Ryan, ATL||6||14.70||301.40|
|7. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT||10||48.35||297.05|
|8. Andy Dalton, CIN||7||11.65||294.70|
|9. Russell Wilson, SEA||9||30.50||284.10|
|10. Aaron Rodgers, GB||8||DNP||253.90|
|11. Tom Brady, NE||14||32.80||249.60|
|12. Andrew Luck, IND||11||26.60||247.90|
|13. Cam Newton, CAR||15||34.45||246.95|
|14. Carson Palmer, ARI||19||49.95||245.65|
|15. Ryan Tannehill, MIA||16||27.40||239.70|
|16. Robert Griffin III, WAS||12||15.20||234.70|
|17. Alex Smith, KC||13||14.50||231.45|
|18. Joe Flacco, BAL||17||8.10||208.45|
|19. Jay Cutler, CHI||18||DNP||200.30|
|20. Nick Foles, PHI||21||27.90||192.20|
• Dropouts: Sam Bradford, STL, 20th to 22nd.
• Bubble: Eli Manning, NYG, 186.30.
• Week’s best: Palmer, ARI, 49.95 (30-42, 419, 2-0 in win).
• Week’s worst: Geno Smith, NYJ, minus-10.85, season worst (8-23, 103, 0-3 in loss).
Note: Thursday night’s results included in following week’s chart.