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Greg Cote’s Passer Rankings: Peyton Manning wins weekly title, nears Ben Roethlisberger for season lead

Broncos QB Peyton Manning
Broncos QB Peyton Manning Getty Images

The Broncos’ Peyton Manning wins his third weekly title of the year, edging Aaron Rodgers, 49.00 points to 47.75. That lifts Manning into second place overall, now within passing distance of leader Ben Roethlisberger in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill dips one spot, to 13th. 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 consistently productive passers who avoid injury or benching. Find our updated season Top 20 in this space every Sunday:

MIAMI HERALD PASS RANKINGS

Player

LW

WEEK 10

SEASON

1. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

1

31.15

377.65

2. Peyton Manning, DEN

3

49.00

371.60

3. Andrew Luck, IND

2

BYE

342.25

4. Drew Brees, NO

5

26.60

322.80

5. Aaron Rodgers, GB

7

47.75

313.35

6. Tom Brady, NE

4

BYE

306.60

7. Tony Romo, DAL

10

39.30

284.20

8. Philip Rivers, SD

6

BYE

278.55

9. Joe Flacco, BAL

8

21.45

270.05

10t. Matt Ryan, ATL

11

27.95

265.25

10t. Jay Cutler, CHI

9

17.60

265.25

12. Matthew Stafford, DET

13

32.00

251.30

13. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

12

26.35

245.70

14. Eli Manning, NYG

15

28.15

241.75

15. Alex Smith, KC

14

18.85

237.45

16. Colin Kaepernick, SF

16

14.50

225.30

17. Brian Hoyer, CLE

22

21.90

207.05

18. Nick Foles, PHI

17

DNP

206.15

19. Russell Wilson, SEA

19

10.60

205.05

20. Austin Davis, STL

20

11.80

200.90

(*) Week’s best: P. Manning, DEN, 49.00 (31-44, 340, 5-2 in win).

(*) Week’s worst: Andy Dalton, CIN, minus-17.70 (10-33, 86, 0-3 in loss).

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

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