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Week 3 QBR Leaders

Updated: October 6, 2011, 2:11 PM ET
By ESPN Stats & Information

Total QBR is a quarterback rating that takes into account all of a quarterback's contributions (passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles, penalties) to his team's scoring and winning and summarizes them into one number on a 0-100 scale, on which 50 is average.

For a game, the number can be interpreted as a percentile, so a score of 80 means a quarterback's performance is in the 80th percentile of all quarterbacks' games. For more about the methodology and statistics behind Total QBR, see here.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco had the best Total QBR of Week 3, thanks mostly to his first-quarter performance while the game was still in question. Flacco was dominant in the opening 15 minutes, going 8-for-13 for 181 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter of the Ravens' 37-7 victory over the Rams. Flacco's three touchdowns traveled 18, 30 and 41 yards in the air, respectively, adding to the credit he received on those plays in QBR.

Below is the full breakdown of Total QBR and its component statistics for all 33 NFL QBs with a minimum of 10 action plays in Week 3.

Results shown here may differ from those published earlier on ESPN.com. These are due to small errors in evaluating home/road differences that were corrected prior to Week 4. ESPN regrets the error.

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