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Where NFC West passers rank on third down

9/28/2010



Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The 49ers' Shaun Hill remained among the NFL's four highest-rated passers on third down even though San Francisco failed to convert any of its 11 opportunities during its Week 3 defeat at Minnesota.

Hill completed 5-of-8 passes for 32 yards on third down in that game. The 49ers needed 11.1 yards on average to get first downs on those plays.

Seattle's Seneca Wallace moved into the top five among NFL third-down passers after completing third-down passes of 11, 13, 16, 20 and 39 yards against the Bears. Wallace completed only 5 of 10 attempts on third down in the game. Julius Jones helped him out by exploiting poor Bears tackling for a 39-yard touchdown on a third-and-19 screen play.

Kurt Warner's third-down numbers have been weak so far this season, but no NFL passer with at least five attempts has fared worse than the Rams' Kyle Boller (2.8 rating on nine attempts).

Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for the chart info.

Earlier: Where they ranked after Week 2.