AFC East QBR rankings: Brady then...

October, 12, 2011
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There's been a lot of great quarterbacking in the AFC East, according to the Total Quarterback Rating system. Three quarterbacks in the division are ranked in the top 10 this season.

Here is the latest QBR standings:

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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Stats: 1,874 yards, 14 touchdowns, six interceptions

QBR: 84.2 (No. 2 overall)

Thoughts: It's no surprise Brady is tops in the AFC East. Brady is very close to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the top overall spot. If not for one bad game in Buffalo, Brady would be in the lead. Brady is seeing the field well. He’s completing nearly 68 percent of his passes.

2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills

Stats: 1,233 yards, 10 touchdowns, four interceptions

QBR: 73.1 (No. 5 overall)

Thoughts: Fitzpatrick is having the fifth best season of any quarterback, according to the QBR. The thing I like about Fitzpatrick most this year is even his mediocre games aren’t meltdowns. The last two weeks he’s been average but only threw one interception in 61 pass attempts. Fitzpatrick tends to be streaky. So Bills fans have to hope he stays on the good side of his streakiness.

3. Chad Henne, Miami Dolphins

Stats: 868 yards, four touchdowns, four interceptions

QBR: 62.2 (No. 8 )

Thoughts: I like the strides Henne was making this season. But he wasn’t the eighth-best quarterback before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. Winning has to account for something. Henne wasn’t necessarily losing Miami games, but he wasn’t winning them, either. Something worth noting is Henne averaged 7.5 per rushing attempt. He added that element to his game to help move the chains. Henne will be a free agent after the season.

4. Mark Sanchez, New York Jets

Stats: 1,171 yards, eight touchdowns, five interceptions

QBR: 23.1 (No. 31)

Thoughts: I always thought Sanchez got a bad rap in the QBR. Sanchez has struggled at times. But is he the second- or third-worst quarterback in the NFL, as the QBR suggests? I don't think so. Sanchez is on pace for career highs in yards (1,171), completion percentage (56.1), touchdowns (eight) and passer rating (80.4). He has two 300-yard games this season. But he's also had some duds and needs to work on his consistency.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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