AFC North quarterback report card

December, 18, 2012
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A look at how the quarterbacks around the division fared in Week 15:

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

Stats: 13-for-27 (48 percent) for 127 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

Comment: Dalton consistently threw behind his receivers, which is why he completed less than half of his passes. He also has to learn to get rid of the ball quicker. The 127 yards passing were his second-lowest of the season. He also fumbled twice after having the ball stripped on a sack.

QBR: 19.4 (21st among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: D



Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

Stats: 17-for-35 (60 percent) for 244 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

Comment: Sunday was a step back for Weeden. He added two more interceptions to his season total (17), which is the third-most in the NFL. He also had four more passes batted down to bring his total to 21, which tops the league. His best pass was a 69-yard strike to Travis Benjamin in the fourth quarter. Overall, it was such a poor performance that reporters asked coach Pat Shurmur if he considered benching the rookie quarterback.

QBR: 26.9 (18th among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: D



Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Stats: 20-for-40 (50 percent) for 254 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Comment: Flacco was the biggest reason why the Ravens were routed by the Broncos on Sunday. He fumbled on the opening possession, which led to a field goal. And his interception that was returned 98 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first half was the back-breaker. In the first half, when the game was really decided, Flacco was 7 of 15 for 78 yards. The Ravens didn't record a first down until there was eight minutes left in the first half.

QBR: 0.4 (32nd among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: F



Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Stats: 24-for-40 (60 percent) for 339 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Comment: Roethlisberger looked like his old self Sunday, extending plays and throwing deep downfield. His 30-yard touchdown pass to Heath Miller was classic Roethlisberger. It looked like he was going to lead the Steelers to victory, completing 13 of his final 17 passes for 230 yards. But his only mistake cost the Steelers -- an interception in overtime that set up the Cowboys' winning score.

QBR: 60.1 (13th among quarterbacks this week)

Grade: C-plus

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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