Greg Cote

Big Ben chimes in with Week 10 title, Ryan lead shrinks

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks at the scoreboard on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, 2016.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks at the scoreboard on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, 2016. AP

Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger wins Week 10 with a 57.40-point performance, but the bigger news is Matt Ryan’s shrinking overall season lead in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterback rankings. Drew Brees now trails by fewer than five total points and almost certainly will take over first place, with Ryan on a bye this week. Our rankings are cumulative, so players on a bye take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill inches up one spot, to 21st overall. Our rankings use a simple formula unchanged since their inception in 1998, 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 season title. These rankings place a premium on consistently productive QBs who who avoid injury or benching. Watch for our updated Top 20 chart in this space each Sunday.

Player

LW

WK10

Season

1. Matt Ryan, ATL

1

16.35

375.35

2. Drew Brees, NO

2

31.15

370.60

3. Derek Carr, OAK

3

BYE

316.25

4. Kirk Cousins, WAS

6

35.10

304.30

5. Matthew Stafford, DET

4

BYE

292.65

6. Dak Prescott, DAL

10

38.95

286.95

7. Aaron Rodgers, GB

8

29.55

282.50

8. Philip Rivers, SD

7

15.30

280.50

9. Russell Wilson, SEA

12

44.40

279.95

10. Marcus Mariota, TEN

13

43.75

277.10

11. Andrew Luck, IND

5

BYE

273.25

12. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

15

57.40

269.85

13. Eli Manning, NYG

11

32.00

269.05

14. Andy Dalton, CIN

9

13.20

264.15

15. Sam Bradford, MIN

14

40.35

259.10

16. Joe Flacco, BAL

18

41.80

239.70

17. Carson Wentz, PHI

16

30.55

236.05

18. Carson Palmer, ARI

17

31.80

232.90

19. Jameis Winston, TB

20

36.60

232.45

20. Blake Bortles, JAC

21

31.25

222.05

21. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

22

33.00

220.95

Bubble: Tannehill, MIA, 220.95. Dropout: Alex Smith, KC (19th to 22nd). Week’s best: Roethlisberger, PIT, 57.40 (37-46, 408, 3-0 in loss). Week’s worst: Josh McCown, CLE, minus-4.05 (6-13, 39, 0-2 in loss).

Thursday results included in following week’s chart.

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