Greg Cote

Greg Cote’s Passer Ranking: Chargers’ Rivers wins Week 6 title, now No. 1 overall

San Diego’s Philip Rivers wins the Week 6 title with a 52.15-point game and nudges past Tom Brady into the overall lead in the Miami Herald’s 18th season of Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterback rankings. Rivers seeks his first season championship; his best career finish has been third place in 2013. The Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill moves up four spots to 23rd. Our rankings are cumulative so players on a bye take a temporary hit that evens out over the course of the year. We 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 percent based, allowing players who miss half a season to still win a title. Our rankings place a premium on consistently productive passers who avoid injury or benching. Watch for our updated Top 20 rankings in this space every Sunday.

Player

LW

WK6

Season

1. Philip Rivers, SD

2

52.15

237.80

2. Tom Brady, NE

1

35.60

229.95

3. Andy Dalton, CIN

3

37.15

221.05

4. Aaron Rodgers, GB

4

26.75

209.55

5. Matt Ryan, ATL

7

36.75

195.55

6. Eli Manning, NYG

5

16.45

191.30

7. Carson Palmer, ARI

6

31.05

190.85

8. Drew Brees, NO

T-10

44.60

179.80

9. Russell Wilson, SEA

9

21.05

161.65

10. Matthew Stafford, DET

19

46.25

157.50

11. Sam Bradford, PHI

14

23.00

153.05

12. Peyton Manning, DEN

12

17.50

152.20

13. Joe Flacco BAL

17

30.15

149.25

14. Kirk Cousins, WAS

T-10

13.80

149.00

15. Tyrod Taylor, BUF

8

DNP

144.85

16. Josh McCown, CLE

13

11.65

144.80

17. Alex Smith, KC

16

24.10

144.65

18. Blake Bortles, JAC

18

23.55

138.50

19. Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ

22

32.65

127.85

20. Derek Carr, OAK

15

BYE

127.55

23. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

27

33.30

121.30

▪ Bubble: Colin Kaepernick, SF, 123.45.

▪ Week’s best: Rivers, SD, 52.15 (43-65, 503, 2-0 in loss).

▪ Week’s worst: McCown, CLE, 11.65 (20-39, 213, 2-2 in loss).

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

  Comments