Greg Cote

Greg Cote’s Passer Rankings: Cutler wins week, Roethlisberger and Manning in virtual tie

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger AP

CUTLER WINS WEEK, BEN AND PEYTON IN VIRTUAL TIE,

TANNEHILL UP TO 10TH ON YEAR IN HERALD RANKINGS

The Bears’ Jay Cutler takes his first weekly title of the year with the season’s lowest winning total (43.50), but the bigger news is at the top of the overall standings, with Steeler Ben Roethlisberger and Bronco Peyton Manning now in a dead-heat for the lead in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) quarterback rankings. And Dolphin Ryan Tannehill rides a big week up three spots, to 10th 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 cumulative rankings place 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 11

Season

1. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

1

25.35

403.00

2. Peyton Manning, DEN

2

30.45

402.05

3. Andrew Luck, IND

3

25.15

367.40

4. Drew Brees, NO

4

40.75

363.55

5. Aaron Rodgers, GB

5

39.05

352.40

6. Tom Brady, NE

6

25.85

332.45

7. Jay Cutler, CHI

10t

43.50

308.75

8. Philip Rivers, SD

8

27.65

306.20

9. Matt Ryan, ATL

10t

38.40

303.65

10. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

13

41.00

286.70

11. Tony Romo, DAL

7

BYE

284.20

12. Joe Flacco, BAL

9

BYE

270.05

13. Matthew Stafford, DET

12

12.15

263.45

14. Alex Smith, KC

15

16.40

253.85

15. Colin Kaepernick, SF

16

18.65

243.95

16. Eli Manning, NYG

14

1.00

242.75

17. Russell Wilson, SEA

19

22.90

227.95

18. Andy Dalton, CIN

23

35.00

218.50

19. Brian Hoyer, CLE

17

6.50

213.55

20. Nick Foles, PHI

18

DNP

206.15

▪ Week’s best: Cutler, CHI, 43.50 (31-43, 330, 3-2 in win).

▪ Week’s worst: E. Manning, NYG, 1.00 (22-45, 280, 1-5 in loss).

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

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