Greg Cote

Greg Cote: Russell Wilson wins week, Tom Brady maintains comfy season lead in Miami Herald QB rankings

Seattle’s Russell Wilson wins the Week 11 title with a season-low best week of 46.00 points in the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterbacks rankings. New England’s Tom Brady further expands his overall season lead despite a mediocre Monday night game because his two closest pursuers either were worse or had a bye. Miami’s Ryan Tannehill holds steady in 12th place. Our rankings are cumulative so players on a bye take a temporary hit that evens out over the course of the year, but byes are now finished so the playing field has leveled for the home stretch. 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. Find our updated Top 20 in this space every Sunday.

Player

LW

WK11

Season

1. Tom Brady, NE

1

19.85

412.00

2. Philip Rivers, SD

3

13.90

359.55

3. Drew Brees, NO

2

BYE

350.90

4. Carson Palmer, ARI

5

35.85

342.30

5. Andy Dalton, CIN

7

26.75

322.90

6. Matt Ryan, ATL

6

18.00

319.10

7. Eli Manning, NYG

4

BYE

317.00

8. Aaron Rodgers, GB

8

19.60

300.10

9. Kirk Cousins, WAS

10

24.35

292.25

10. Derek Carr, OAK

9

9.45

284.25

11. Joe Flacco, BAL

11

26.95

279.55

12. Ryan Tannehill, MIA

12

14.40

266.10

13. Russell Wilson, SEA

17

46.00

264.90

14. Matthew Stafford, DET

13

28.10

260.35

15. Alex Smith, KC

15

32.65

257.30

16. Cam Newton, CAR

19

40.30

239.15

17. Jay Cutler, CHI

16

14.25

237.50

18. Sam Bradford, PHI

14

DNP

230.85

19. Teddy Bridgewater, MIN

18

30.80

230.30

20. Blake Bortles, JAC

22

29.10

225.15

▪ Bubble: Jameis Winston, TB, 215.35.

▪ Week’s best: Wilson, SEA, 46.00 (24-29, 260, 3-0 in win).

▪ Week’s worst: Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ, 6.80 (19-39, 216, 1-2 in loss).

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

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