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Greg Cote’s Passer Rankings: Tom Brady wins first weekly title, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers nearly tied at top

COLTS QB Andrew Luck
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The Patriots’ Tom Brady wins his first weekly title of the season while Philip Rivers cuts into Andrew Luck’s overall lead after Week 6 of the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill holds steady in 24th place. Because are rankings are cumulative, players on a bye 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 here every Sunday:

MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS

Player

LW

Week 6

Season

1. Andrew Luck, IND

1

35.50

233.35

2. Philip Rivers, SD

2

39.65

228.80

3. Jay Cutler, CHI

6

41.05

202.80

4. Peyton Manning, DEN

7

36.85

195.50

5. Tony Romo, DAL

8

33.50

189.50

6. Aaron Rodgers, GB

9

33.20

187.95

7. Joe Flacco, BAL

11

48.30

186.80

8. Matt Ryan, ATL

4

14.55

181.50

9. Drew Brees, NO

3

BYE

179.70

10. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

5

11.40

176.65

11. Tom Brady, NE

18

52.05

170.20

12. Colin Kaepernick, SF

14

39.15

162.80

13. Nick Foles, PHI

13

25.40

160.40

14. Matthew Stafford, DET

12

22.25

160.10

15. Eli Manning, NYG

10

10.55

157.25

16. Andy Dalton, CIN

22

41.65

143.95

17. Kirk Cousins, WAS

19

24.70

133.55

18. Austin Davis, STL

16

11.80

133.25

19. Cam Newton, CAR

23

31.70

131.85

20. Russell Wilson, SEA

15

3.30

126.90

24. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

24

21.20

116.30

(*) Week’s best: Brady, NE, 52.05 (27-37, 361, 4-0 in win).

(*) Week’s worst: Wilson, SEA, 3.30 (14-28, 126, 0-1 in loss).

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

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