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Greg Cote’s Passer Rankings: Colts’ Andrew Luck catapults to first place in Miami Herald rankings

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck
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COLTS’ LUCK WINS WEEK 3 MIAMI HERALD PASS TITLE, CATAPULTS FROM 11TH TO FIRST PLACE IN SEASON RANKINGS

The Colts’ Andrew Luck wins the Week 3 crown with a season-best, 58.50-point game and catapults from 11th to first place overall in the Miami Herald’s latest Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. His total ties for the 22nd-best single game in the chart’s 17-year history. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill tumbles seven spots to 26th 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. Find our updated season Top 20 in this space every week:

MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS

Player

LW

Week 3

Season

1. Andrew Luck, IND

11

58.50

114.60

2. Matt Ryan, ATL

4

46.30

111.25

3. Peyton Manning, DEN

1

31.15

108.70

4. Drew Brees, NO

7

44.65

106.15

5. Jay Cutler, CHI

2

30.25

104.50

6. Nick Foles, PHI

9

43.25

102.90

7. Philip Rivers, SD

3

34.80

99.90

8. Russell Wilson, SEA

12

34.90

90.55

9. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

14

34.80

84.90

10. Austin Davis, STL

17

37.35

84.70

11. Matthew Stafford, DET

8

21.30

82.15

12. Colin Kaepernick, SF

20

36.25

80.70

13. Joe Flacco, BAL

10

22.85

80.40

14. Andy Dalton, CIN

5

17.45

80.10

15. Brian Hoyer, CLE

16

30.50

78.20

16. Aaron Rodgers, GB

6

16.10

77.85

17. Tony Romo, DAL

22

31.85

74.70

18. Kirk Cousins, WAS

30

39.35

73.85

19. Eli Manning, NYG

29

36.70

71.70

20. Tom Brady, NE

24

30.70

71.60

26. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

19

12.25

58.20

▪ Week’s best: Luck, IND, 58.50 (31-39, 370, 4-0 in win).

▪ Week’s worst: Josh McCown, TB, minus-2.10 (5-12, 58, 0-1 in loss).

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

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