Monday, November 12, 2012
NFC South QB Watch
By Pat Yasinskas
Let’s take a quick look at the performances by the four NFC South quarterbacks in Week 10:
Josh Freeman, Buccaneers
Sunday: Completed 14 of 20 passes for 210 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 34-24 victory against San Diego.
Sunday’s Total QBR: 94.4.
Season Total QBR: 58.0, which ranks No. 16 in the NFL.
In a nutshell: Freeman’s Total QBR was second best (Andy Dalton led at 94.8) in the NFL. Freeman also had the second-best Total QBR of his career. His best was 96.5 against Carolina in Week 2 of the 2010 season. Freeman has been one of the league's most consistent quarterbacks over the last five games.
Matt Ryan, Falcons
Sunday: Completed 34 of 52 passes for 411 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in a 31-27 loss to the Saints.
Sunday’s Total QBR: 84.9.
Season Total QBR: 79.2, which ranks third in the NFL.
In a nutshell: Ryan had a big day statistically, but the bottom line was that his team didn’t win. Ryan, who is a master of the comeback, had two late chances to rally the Falcons, but did not.
Drew Brees, Saints
Sunday: Completed 21 of 32 passes for 298 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in a 31-27 victory against the Falcons.
Sunday’s Total QBR: 81.1.
Season Total QBR: 69.3, which ranks ninth in the NFL.
In a nutshell: By Brees’ standards, he didn’t have a spectacular day. But he didn’t need to because he got some strong help from his running game and some timely plays by the defense.
Cam Newton, Panthers
Sunday: Completed 21 of 36 passes for 241 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Also was sacked seven times.
Sunday’s Total QBR: 2.0.
Season Total QBR: 36.4, which ranks No. 31 in the NFL.
In a nutshell: The 2.0 was the lowest Total QBR of Newton’s career. His previous low was 15.1.
You can see league-wide Total QBR for the season here and for Week 10 here.