Any given Sunday … each quarterback has a shot to sit atop the Total QBR leaderboard. Whereas QBs are most frequently judged by wins and losses or touchdowns and interceptions, we like to rank them each week by the stat that measures their per-play contribution to their group’s trigger.

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An explainer of QBR may be discovered right here, however the primary concept is to seize extra parts of a quarterback’s play than conventional strategies contemplate. QBR contains the worth (or lack thereof) of quarterback speeding, sacks, fumbles, related penalties and — crucially — the down and distance of each play. QBR works on a zero-to-100 scale, with 50 being roughly common and 75 about Professional Bowl-caliber.

Every Tuesday on this house, we’ll spotlight the perfect and worst QBR performances from the NFL weekend and break down what made every quarterback carry out at both excessive.

Which quarterbacks had been the perfect and worst in Week 12?

High three

Total QBR: 96.2

Hue Jackson is not fairly into Jeff Fisher territory but, however gamers appear to thrive after his departure. On this case, Mayfield received an opportunity to ship his breakout recreation at his former coach’s expense.

The numbers point out that half of Mayfield’s success in opposition to the Bengals on Sunday got here by means of improved accuracy. Mayfield had a higher-than-average off-target fee (19 %) by means of Week 11, however was down to 12 % in opposition to Cincinnati. And whereas he entered the sport with a below-expectation completion proportion given his throws made by means of Week 11, per NFL Subsequent Gen Stats, his completion proportion was nicely above expectation on Sunday.

Half of it may need been assist from receivers — taking a look at you, Nick Chubb — nevertheless it’s additionally a probable signal of progress for the 2018 No. 1 total decide. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
19 26 258 four Zero

Total QBR: 92.four

When QBR was initially conceived, there was a “clutch-weight” part to the metric that elevated the significance of high-leverage performs. That ingredient was later scrapped — although rubbish time continues to be down-weighted — however generally a very powerful performs within the recreation even have the most important influence on a quarterback’s QBR. That was the case for Wilson on Sunday.

With Three:33 left within the recreation, Wilson and the Seahawks had been down seven factors and confronted a fourth-and-Three on the Panthers’ 35-yard line. The Seattle QB went for the house run and delivered a wonderfully positioned ball to David Moore down the left sideline. Moore confronted tight protection however made the seize, tying the sport. Wilson earned over two full anticipated factors for the play, which alone raised his QBR by virtually 10 factors. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
22 31 339 2 Zero

Total QBR: 91.6

Brady had his first 90-plus QBR recreation of the season and his first since Week 11 of final season (94.eight at Oakland).

His total effectivity was underpinned by defending the soccer (he didn’t throw an interception or fumble) and never taking a single sack. Sunday was the primary time since Week 5 that Brady went with out a sack, and he had been sacked a number of instances in three consecutive video games.

Brady additionally mixed with Rob Gronkowski for a giant play. Trailing by a landing close to the top of the primary quarter, he discovered Gronk for a 34-yard landing go on a third-and-12, changing an extended area aim try with six factors. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
20 31 283 2 Zero

Simply missed: Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (91.Zero); Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (90.1)

Backside three

Total QBR: 19.Zero

After recording Total QBRs of 81.6 in Week 9 and 70.7 in Week 10, expectations might have been excessive for the younger 49ers signal-caller as he confronted the Buccaneers, who entered the week permitting a league-worst 73.5 QBR. However Tampa Bay sacked Mullens 4 instances, picked off two passes and held him to only one completion on third down, which gained solely eight yards on a third-and-26.

The Bucs additionally took away Mullens’ favourite goal in George Kittle. Within the earlier two video games, the pair linked on 13 of 15 makes an attempt for 191 yards, however Tampa held the duo to six completions on 13 makes an attempt for 48 yards. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
18 32 221 1 2

Total QBR: 26.5

Not to be overly simplistic, however McCoy’s recklessness with the soccer in opposition to the Cowboys was his downfall from a QBR perspective. He threw three picks, together with two on poor reads and one on a great play by DeMarcus Lawrence, and fumbled (Washington recovered, however QBR punished him for the play nonetheless). That is a tough batch of performs to get better from, and McCoy did not.

Regardless of them being tied within the standings with the Cowboys, FPI thinks the Redskins are for much longer pictures to win the division (31 %) and attain the playoffs (21 %) than Dallas (67 % and 64 %, respectively). Certain, FPI by no means thought Washington was a very good group, nevertheless it additionally is aware of McCoy is at quarterback for the Redskins going ahead. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
24 38 268 2 Three

Total QBR: 26.7

He may be 2-Zero as a starter and offered some spectacular uncooked speeding totals in his first two profession begins, however QBR shouldn’t be impressed.

One of QBR’s strengths is taking recreation scenario into context. Whereas Jackson’s 71 speeding yards on 11 carries would possibly look spectacular at first look, the most important was his closing non-kneel-down try of the sport, a 39-yard run whereas already up three scores. If we take away that (QBR already ignores kneel-downs, too), then Jackson’s line is eight carries for 34 yards with three first downs.

He additionally struggled as a passer, throwing a pair of interceptions and finishing solely 56 % of his makes an attempt. Total QBR additionally takes into consideration that he did this in opposition to the Raiders, who heading into the week had allowed a Total QBR of 64.2. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
14 25 178 1 2

Simply missed: Josh Rosen, Arizona Cardinals (29.1); Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars (32.7)

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