Greg Cote

Brees edges Brady for Week 6 crown, Tannehill climbs in Miami Herald NFL quarterback rankings

In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. Brees' top three receiving targets range in age from 23 to 24, none has more than two seasons of NFL experience and one is a rookie. They way they've been playing, heading into this weekend's game at Kansas City, has the Saints' 37-year-old quarterback looking like he's still in his prime.
In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. Brees' top three receiving targets range in age from 23 to 24, none has more than two seasons of NFL experience and one is a rookie. They way they've been playing, heading into this weekend's game at Kansas City, has the Saints' 37-year-old quarterback looking like he's still in his prime. AP

MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS

Brees edges Brady for Week 6 title,

Ryan still leads, Tannehill climbs

The Saints' Drew Brees scored a 56.25-point game to edge the Patriots' Tom Brady by less than one point and win the Week 6 crown in the Miami Herald's Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. The Falcons' Matt Ryan maintains a fairly comfortable overall season lead. The Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill reverses his slide and climbs three spots in the chart, to 16th. Our rankings, in their 19th season, use a simple formula unchanged since their inception, factoring accuracy, yardage, TD/interception ratio and team result. Because the rankings are cumulative, players on a bye week take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. Most other 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 season title. Our rankings place a premium on consistently productive QBs who who avoid injury or benching. Watch for our updated Top 20 chart in this space every Sunday.

Player

LW

WK6

Season

1. Matt Ryan, ATL

1

34.75

235.75

2. Matthew Stafford, DET

5

45.50

207.40

3. Derek Carr, OAK

3

21.25

202.40

4. Drew Brees, NO

10

56.25

201.70

5. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

2

10.45

198.25

6. Philip Rivers, SD

4

23.90

188.55

7. Andy Dalton, CIN

7

26.70

185.85

8. Dak Prescott, DAL

9

32.35

185.30

9. Andrew Luck, IND

6

22.60

184.05

10. Kirk Cousins, WAS

8

23.15

181.75

11. Eli Manning, NYG

14

46.15

179.40

12. Brian Hoyer, CHI

13

26.10

163.80

13. Joe Flacco, BAL

11

19.35

162.45

14. Alex Smith, KC

16

32.20

154.85

15. Russell Wilson, SEA

17

31.50

152.05

16. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

19

33.60

143.30

17. Marcus Mariota, TEN

20

35.20

140.60

18. Carson Wentz, PHI

15

8.95

139.30

19. Sam Bradford, MIN

12

BYE

138.50

20. Case Keenum, LA

27

44.05

134.85

Bubble: Tyrod Taylor, BUF, 132.80. Dropout: Jameis Winston, TB (18th to 27th).

Week's best: Brees, NO, 56.25 (34-49, 465, 4-1 in win).

Week's worst: Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ, 6.70 (16-31, 174, 0-1 in loss).

Note: Thursday-game results included in following week's chart.

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