Greg Cote

Brees overtakes season lead in Miami Herald QB rankings, Prescott wins week

In this Oct. 30, 2016 file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in New Orleans. Brees is not about to switch up his routine as he prepares for the Los Angeles Rams (4-6) , who need a victory just as urgently as the Saints (4-6) do when the two former divisional rivals from the pre-2002 NFC West meet in New Orleans on Sunday, Nov. 27.
In this Oct. 30, 2016 file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in New Orleans. Brees is not about to switch up his routine as he prepares for the Los Angeles Rams (4-6) , who need a victory just as urgently as the Saints (4-6) do when the two former divisional rivals from the pre-2002 NFC West meet in New Orleans on Sunday, Nov. 27. AP

Dallas super rookie Dak Prescott wins Week 11 with a 47.05-point game in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterback rankings. But the big news is Drew Brees overtaking Matt Ryan for the season lead, taking advantage of Atlanta’s bye week. This is first time since Week 3 that Ryan has not led. Our rankings are cumulative, so players on a bye take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill elevates three spots to 18th 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

WK11

Season

1. Drew Brees, NO

2

43.25

413.85

2. Matt Ryan, ATL

1

BYE

375.35

3. Derek Carr, OAK

3

36.75

353.00

4. Kirk Cousins, WAS

4

44.75

349.05

5. Dak Prescott, DAL

6

47.05

334.00

6. Matthew Stafford, DET

5

33.90

326.55

7. Aaron Rodgers, GB

7

37.55

320.05

8. Marcus Mariota, TEN

10

32.50

309.60

9. Russell Wilson, SEA

9

26.60

306.55

10. Eli Manning, NYG

13

28.35

297.40

11. Andrew Luck, IND

11

23.10

296.35

12. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

12

23.35

293.20

13. Sam Bradford, MIN

15

28.45

287.55

14. Philip Rivers, SD

8

BYE

280.50

15. Andy Dalton, CIN

14

12.35

276.50

16. Joe Flacco, BAL

16

27.45

267.15

17. Jameis Winston, TB

19

33.55

266.00

18. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

21

30.60

251.55

19. Alex Smith, KC

22

30.05

249.85

20. Tom Brady, NE

23

39.00

249.75

Bubble: Carson Wentz, PHI, 247.95. Dropouts: Wentz, PHI (17th to 21st); Carson Palmer, ARI (18-22) and Blake Bortles, JAC (20-23). Week’s best: Prescott, DAL, 47.05 (27-36, 301, 3-0 in win). Week’s worst: Cody Kessler, CLE, 3.40 (7-14, 128, 0-1 in loss).

Thursday results included in following week’s chart.

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