NFC South QB Watch

October, 29, 2012
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Heading into Sunday’s game at Philadelphia, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan had a 45.3 career Total QBR, his worst figure against any team he had faced at least twice.

Well, that changed dramatically. Ryan posted a 95.7 Total QBR in a victory against the Eagles.

On the flip side, New Orleans’ Drew Brees had a 24.2 Total QBR, his lowest total since Week 7 of 2010 and third lowest over the past five seasons.

You can see Total QBR for the week here and the entire season here. Let’s take a look at how all four of the NFC South quarterbacks fared in Week 8:

Ryan

Sunday: Completed 22 of 29 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-17 victory against the Eagles.

Week 8 Total QBR: No. 3 at 95.7

Season Total QBR: No. 3 at 77.6

Brees

Sunday: Completed 22 of 42 passes for 214 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a 34-14 loss to the Broncos.

Week 8 Total QBR: No. 21 at 24.2

Season Total QBR: No. 12 at 65.7

Josh Freeman, Buccaneers

Thursday: Completed 19 of 36 passes for 262 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 36-17 victory at Minnesota.

Week 8 Total QBR: No. 10 at 68.2

Cam Newton, Panthers

Sunday: Completed 20 of 39 passes for 314 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 23-22 loss to Chicago.

Week 8 Total QBR: No. 23 at 19.2

Season Total QBR: No. 29 at 39.1

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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