Greg Cote

A Falcon flies in Week 2; Tannehill ekes into Top 20

Matt Ryan of Atlanta scored a Week 2-leading 48.80-point game to also take over the early season lead in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings — a staple of our NFL coverage since 1998. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill had a big week to soar 10 spots into 20th place. Our rankings, in their 19th season, are cumulative and use a simple formula unchanged since their inception, factoring accuracy, yardage, TD/interception ratio and team result. 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 place a premium on consistently productive QBs who avoid injury or benching. Watch for our updated Top 20 chart in this space every Sunday.

Player

LW

WK2

Season

1. Matt Ryan, ATL

8

48.80

86.50

2. Derek Carr, OAK

10

46.95

80.90

3. Eli Manning, NYG

13

46.40

77.75

4. Drew Brees, NO

2

30.15

77.30

5. Matthew Stafford, DET

1

17.00

71.00

6. Jimmy Garoppolo, NE

9

33.70

69.90

7. Andy Dalton, CIN

7

29.30

68.60

8. Philip Rivers, SD

15

38.00

67.15

9t. Carson Palmer, ARI

14

34.40

64.95

9t. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

5

21.95

64.95

11. Marcus Mariota, TEN

20

36.90

62.45

12. Alex Smith, KC

4

12.30

58.45

13. Andrew Luck, IND

3

11.85

58.10

14. Joe Flacco, BAL

11

25.10

58.00

15. Carson Wentz, PHI

12

25.50

57.40

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ

26

40.70

56.15

17. Kirk Cousins, WAS

18

28.20

55.65

18. Blake Bortles, JAC

22

28.45

53.45

19. Cam Newton, CAR

29

39.65

52.35

20. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

30

38.45

50.75

▪ Dropouts: Jameis Winston, TB (6th to 25th); Russell Wilson, SEA (16-21); Brock Osweiler, HOU (17-23); and Aaron Rodgers, GB (19-26).

▪ Week’s best: Ryan, ATL, 48.80 (26-34, 396, 3-1 in win).

▪ Week’s worst: Winston, TB, 5.15 (27-52, 243, 1-4 in loss).

Thursday results included in following week’s chart

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