Greg cote’s passer rankings
PEYTON WRAPS UP, PUTS A BOW ON SEASON CROWN; DALTON TAKES WEEK 16 TITLE IN MIAMI HERALD RANKING
The Bengals’ Andy Dalton wins the Week 16 title with 51.30 points in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings, while wire-to-wire leader Peyton Manning of the Broncos all but wraps up the season championship with one week to play. Manning enjoys a 79.50-point lead over the Saints’ Drew Brees. The single-game scoring record over the ranking’s 16-year history is 71.35 points. The question is whether Manning will break the season record of 713.80 points set by Brees in 2011. He needs 51.30 points in his final game. Meanwhile, Dolphin Ryan Tannehill falls one spot to 11th after the week’s worst performance. The Miami Herald rankings 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 title. Our rankings are cumulative, placing a premium on passers who are consistently productive and avoid injury or benching. Find our expanded final 2013 rankings in this space next Sunday.
MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS
|1. Peyton Manning, DEN||1||50.00||662.55|
|2. Drew Brees, NO||2||27.05||583.05|
|3. Philip Rivers, SD||3||24.05||511.45|
|4. Matt Ryan, ATL||4||43.40||466.75|
|5. Tony Romo, DAL||6||26.30||444.10|
|6. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT||5||20.35||443.10|
|7. Tom Brady, NE||7||18.60||436.05|
|8. Andy Dalton, CIN||9||51.30||429.75|
|9. Carson Palmer, ARI||8||5.90||391.35|
|10. Matthew Stafford, DET||12||13.10||380.50|
|11. Ryan Tannehill, MIA||10||-2.90||374.45|
|12. Alex Smith, KC||11||4.65||372.65|
|13. Andrew Luck, IND||15||35.05||369.40|
|14. Russell Wilson, SEA||13||0.40||367.25|
|15. Cam Newton, CAR||14||18.05||354.50|
|16. Joe Flacco, BAL||16||13.00||323.00|
|17. Nick Foles, PHI||18||39.50||318.90|
|18. Colin Kaepernick, SF||19||22.85||294.35|
|19. Robert Griffin III, WAS||17||DNP||280.60|
|20. Eli Manning, NYG||21||21.80||273.30|
• Dropouts: Aaron Rodgers, GB, 20th to 22nd.
• Bubble: Chad Henne, JAC, 259.50.
• Week’s best: Dalton, CIN, 51.30 (27-38, 366, 4-0 in win).
• Week’s worst: Tannehill, MIA, minus-2.90 (10-27, 82, 0-0 in loss).