Ryan was No. 4 in the league at 83.2 and Brees was No. 5 at 82.9. Both overcame slow starts to lead their teams to victories, and the scores above 80 are nothing new.
Since Week 9, Brees has reached the 80 mark in all five of his starts. Ryan has hit 80 or better in four of his past six games. Since the start of November, only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers has more games (six) with a Total QR of 80 or above.
For the season, Brees is second in the league with an 80.0 average. Ryan (64.9) is No. 7. Newton (55.8) is No. 15. Freeman is No. 21 with a 44.4 average.