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Greg Cote’s passer rankings: Philip Rivers wins Week 2, Peyton Manning at top of season rankings

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The Chargers’ Philip Rivers takes the Week 2 title while Bronco and defending champion Peyton Manning overtakes the season lead in the Miami Herald’s latest Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill climbs six spots to 19th place. The 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. Watch for our Top 20 in this space every week:

MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS

Player

LW

Week 2

Season

1. Peyton Manning, DEN

7

42.10

77.55

2. Jay Cutler, CHI

5

37.80

74.25

3. Philip Rivers, SD

27

47.20

65.10

4. Matt Ryan, ATL

1

9.55

64.95

5. Andy Dalton, CIN

10

27.60

62.65

6. Aaron Rodgers, GB

22

39.30

61.75

7. Drew Brees, NO

14

28.85

61.50

8. Matthew Stafford, DET

2

20.55

60.85

9. Nick Foles, PHI

13

26.55

59.65

10. Joe Flacco, BAL

18

32.30

57.55

11. Andrew Luck, IND

6

20.60

56.10

12. Russell Wilson, SEA

15

25.10

55.65

13. Ryan Fitzpatrick, HOU

19

26.95

51.25

14. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

9

14.85

50.10

15. E.J. Manuel, BUF

21

24.10

47.75

16. Brian Hoyer, CLE

24

26.20

47.70

17. Austin Davis, STL

30

31.75

47.35

18. Jake Locker, TEN

8

10.70

46.00

19. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

25

25.05

45.95

20. Colin Kaepernick, SF

16

14.40

44.45

Week’s best: Rivers, SD, 47.20 (28-37, 284, 3-0 in win).

Week’s worst: Matt Cassel, MIN, 3.10 (19-36, 202, 1-4 in loss).

Note: Thursday night results included in following week’s chart.

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