That’s according to Total QBR. Newton finished a Week 8 loss with a 67.9 Total QBR, which ranked No. 8 among NFL quarterbacks who played Sunday. A score of 50 is considered average.
Newton and the Panthers lost to Minnesota, 24-21, but the Total QBR shows that Newton wasn’t the main reason for the loss.
Brees had one of his worst games in recent memory in a loss to previously winless St. Louis. Brees had a 31.6 Total QBR, which ranked No. 17 in the league.
Atlanta and Tampa Bay were off Sunday. For the season, Brees is No. 3 in the league with a 73.1 Total QBR.