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Greg Cote’s Passer Rankings: Peyton Manning wins second weekly title, Ryan Tannehill up seven spots

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.
Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images

The Broncos’ Peyton Manning wins his second weekly title of the year with 50.90 points to move into second place behind Andrew Luck for the season after Week 7 in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. Dolphin Ryan Tannehill was No. 2 for the week with 42.85 points and rockets up seven spots into 17th place overall. 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 7

Season

1. Andrew Luck, IND

1

40.20

273.55

2. Peyton Manning, DEN

4

50.90

246.40

3. Philip Rivers, SD

2

16.25

245.05

4. Aaron Rodgers, GB

6

42.75

230.70

5. Tony Romo, DAL

5

35.95

225.45

6. Jay Cutler, CHI

3

17.50

220.30

7. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

10

36.75

213.40

8. Joe Flacco, BAL

7

24.90

211.70

9. Drew Brees, NO

9

31.10

210.80

10. Matt Ryan, ATL

8

28.40

209.90

11. Tom Brady, NE

11

30.05

200.25

12. Matthew Stafford, DET

14

33.95

194.05

13. Eli Manning, NYG

15

30.40

187.65

14. Colin Kaepernick, SF

12

22.15

184.95

15. Austin Davis, STL

18

33.60

166.85

16. Nick Foles, PHI

13

BYE

160.40

17. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

24

42.85

159.15

18. Russell Wilson, SEA

20

31.65

158.55

19. Ryan Fitzpatrick, HOU

22

26.10

152.50

20. Alex Smith, KC

23

29.05

150.35

(*) Week’s best: P.Manning, DEN, 50.90 (22-26, 318, 4-0 in win).

(*) Week’s worst: Brian Hoyer, CLE, minus-1.25 (16-41, 215, 0-1 in loss).

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

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