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Monday, October 3, 2011
Checking NFC South Total QBR

By Pat Yasinskas

Atlanta’s Matt Ryan had the best game of the three NFC South quarterbacks who played Sunday and was third-best in the NFL. That’s according to Total QBR.

Although the Falcons nearly squandered a 24-7 halftime lead, Ryan scored plenty of points early and finished with a 92.0 rating. That was behind only Tennessee’s Matt Hasselbeck (97.8) and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (96.2).

New Orleans’ Drew Brees was No. 12 with a 62.1 Total QBR. Carolina’s Cam Newton was No. 17 with a 42.4 rating. Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman plays Monday night against Indianapolis.

For the season, Brees is No. 6 with a 73.3 Total QBR. Ryan is No. 14 at 58.5. Freeman is No. 15 at 57.8 and Newton is No. 21 at 46.6.