NFL Nation: 2011 Week 12 Total QBR

QBR: Tom Brady back on top

November, 28, 2011
It's been a while since New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had the NFL's best Total Quarterback Rating. But Brady is back on top this week following a masterful performance in New England's 38-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brady threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns against Philadelphia. He had an NFL-best QBR of 91.6. What is even more impressive is he did it on the road against a talented and desperate Eagles team, which needed this game.

The Patriots and Brady are catching their stride at the right time. New England (8-3) is in a four-way tie with the Houston Texans (8-3), Baltimore Ravens (8-3) and Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) for the best record in the AFC. New England has the easiest schedule the rest of the way and is could be the favorite for home-field advantage.

Here are this week's QBRs for the entire AFC East division:

NFC South Total QBR update

November, 28, 2011
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.