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Greg Cote’s PASS rankings: Andrew Luck tops season list

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The Broncos’ Peyton Manning wins his first weekly title of the season but Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers remain 1-2 overall after Week 5 of the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. Dolphin Ryan Tannehill falls eight spots to No. 24. Because are rankings are cumulative, players on a bye week (like Tannehill last week) take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. The Herald rankings use a simple formula unchanged since its 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 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 Sunday:

MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS

Player

LW

Week 5

Season

1. Andrew Luck, IND

1

32.60

197.85

2. Philip Rivers, SD

2

37.40

189.15

3. Drew Brees, NO

3

33.55

179.70

4. Matt Ryan, ATL

4

28.80

166.95

5. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

5

37.65

165.25

6. Jay Cutler, CHI

6

34.45

161.75

7. Peyton Manning, DEN

12

49.95

158.65

8. Tony Romo, DAL

11

39.20

156.00

9. Aaron Rodgers, GB

7

28.80

154.75

10. Eli Manning, NYG

10

29.00

146.70

11. Joe Flacco, BAL

8

14.75

138.50

12. Matthew Stafford, DET

9

16.05

137.85

13. Nick Foles, PHI

14

29.35

135.00

14. Colin Kaepernick, SF

15

20.05

123.65

15. Russell Wilson, SEA

18

33.05

123.60

16. Austin Davis, STL

19

36.75

121.45

17. Alex Smith, KC

13

14.75

121.30

18. Tom Brady, NE

21

36.60

118.15

19. Kirk Cousins, WAS

20

26.15

108.85

20. Brian Hoyer, CLE

24

30.60

108.80

24. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

16

BYE

95.10

▪ Week’s best: P. Manning, DEN, 49.95 (31-47, 479, 4-2 in win).

▪ Week’s worst: Geno Smith, NYJ, minus-5.65 (4-12, 27, 0-1 in loss).

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

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