Checking NFC South Total QBR

If it wasn’t for horrible games by Kevin Kolb and Kyle Orton, Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman would have had the league’s worst Total QBR from Sunday’s games.

Orton put up a 5.1 rating before getting yanked in favor of Tim Tebow and Kolb’s rating was 5.4. Only those two were below Freeman, who came in at 13.8. Atlanta’s Matt Ryan also had an anemic rating (28.8) in a loss to Green Bay.

The other two NFC South quarterbacks were at the other end of the spectrum. New Orleans’ Drew Brees was No. 3 at 86.7 and Carolina rookie Cam Newton was No. 10 at 64.0.

For the season, Brees is No. 4 at 77.3. Ryan is No. 15 at 53.5. Newton is No. 18 at 49.8 and Freeman is No. 19 at 48.9.