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NFC South Total QBR update

Atlanta’s Matt Ryan was the NFC South’s best quarterback on Sunday, according to Total QBR.

Ryan’s 80.6 rating was No. 3 in the league among the 31 quarterbacks who played Thursday and Sunday.

Carolina rookie Cam Newton was No. 7 at 62.2 and Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman was No. 20 at 33.9. New Orleans’ Drew Brees will play Monday night against the New York Giants.

On the season, Brees is No. 2 in the league with a 77.6 average. Ryan is No. 6 at 66.2.

Newton is No. 18 at 54.5 and Freeman (47.0) is No. 23.