Total QBR: Giants' Eli Manning at his best
October, 8, 2012
By Dan Graziano | ESPN.com
The Total QBR numbers from Sunday's games are in, and they show that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had one of the finest games of his career. Manning's Total QBR for Sunday's victory over the Cleveland Browns was 95.2 (out of a possible 100). That's his highest number in this category since he dropped a 95.6 on the Washington Redskins in the final game of the 2010 season, and it was the second-highest in the league this week behind only the 99.2 that Alex Smith put up in the 49ers' demolition of the Buffalo Bills.
The NFC East's other quarterbacks did not fare as well in this week's Total QBR ranks. Washington's Robert Griffin III posted a 40.5 before he had to leave his team's loss to the Falcons with a concussion in the third quarter. And the Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick had a 33.8 thanks in part to his two first-half lost fumbles. Those figures are the 17th and 20th best, respectively, among the 26 qualifying quarterbacks who have played their Week 5 games already.
For the season, Manning ranks eighth in the league in Total QBR at 71.7. Griffin ranks 11th at 66.1. Vick ranks 22nd with a mark of 51.7. And the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo, who was off this week after throwing five interceptions in last Monday night's loss to Chicago, ranks 23rd in the league with a Total QBR of 47.0.
Final Atlanta 7 Baltimore 29 Final Tennessee 17 Washington 19 Final Seattle 26 St. Louis 28 Final Cleveland 6 Jacksonville 24 Final Cincinnati 0 Indianapolis 27 Final Minnesota 16 Buffalo 17 Final Miami 27 Chicago 14 Final New Orleans 23 Detroit 24 Final Carolina 17 Green Bay 38 Final Kansas City 23 San Diego 20 Final Arizona 24 Oakland 13 Final New York 21 Dallas 31 Final San Francisco 17 Denver 42