AFC North quarterback report card

November, 6, 2012
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A look at how the quarterbacks around the division fared in Week 9:

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

Stats: 26-for-42 (61.9 percent) for 299 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Comment: Another game, another pass to the other team. Dalton became the first Bengals quarterback to throw an interception in his first eight games of a season. Like I've said all season, it's not all Dalton's fault. He was sacked five times.

QBR: 40.6 (21st among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: C




Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

Stats: 20-for-37 (54.1 percent) for 176 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Comment: This looked like the Weeden who started the season. He was wildly inaccurate all game and that fourth-down pass seemed like it was intended for Shaq and not Greg Little. Weeden was also picked off on a pass he threw so early that tight end Jordan Cameron never turned around for it.

QBR: 22.2 (24th among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: D




Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Stats: 15-for-24 (62.5 percent) for 153 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

Comment: Flacco gets an "A" for the first and fourth quarters. He completed all six of his passes in the first quarter and led the winning drive in the fourth. But he gets a "D" for the second and third quarters, when he couldn't buy a first down. Another inconsistent performance for Flacco but still a winning one.

QBR: 68.7 (13th among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: C-plus




Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Stats: 21-of-30 (70 percent) for 216 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Comment: Roethlisberger, who has taken care of the ball this season, turned the ball over twice (controversial fumble and an interception) which led to 10 points for the Giants. But he was clutch in rallying the Steelers from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, completing seven of his final nine passes for 114 yards. His touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders in the back of the end zone was put in a spot where only Sanders could come down with it.

QBR: 41.2 (19th among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: B-minus

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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