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.

  • The Jets’ rookie quarterback wants the expertise within the season’s last 4 video games, however will probably be troublesome to rise in regards to the dysfunction.

  • The Colts might need to win their last 4 video games to make the playoffs after their QB and the offense fell flat towards the Jaguars.

  • The Dolphins got here away impressed by Payments rookie QB Josh Allen, who took what Miami gave him — after which some — with 135 dashing yards.

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An explainer of QBR could be discovered right here, however the principle concept is to seize extra parts of a quarterback’s play than conventional strategies think about. QBR contains the worth (or lack thereof) of quarterback dashing, 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 one of the best and worst QBR performances from the NFL weekend and break down what made every quarterback carry out at both excessive.

Which quarterbacks have been one of the best and worst in Week 13?

High three

Total QBR: 94.5

Wilson finds himself within the prime three of the week for the fourth time this season, trailing solely Drew Brees’ six appearances.

In opposition to San Francisco on Sunday, he used an extremely environment friendly first half to declare the highest spot for the week. These first-half totals may not have been gaudy, as he was simply Four-of-6 passing for 102 yards. However three of his 4 completions went for touchdowns, and the opposite completion was for 45 yards. All informed, it was good for a 99.6 uncooked QBR within the half. The one higher first half in a recreation this season? Wilson towards the Lions in Week Eight (99.7).

He has posted a Total QBR above 90 in back-to-back weeks, the primary time he has executed so since doing it three video games in a row from Weeks 13 via 15 of the 2015 season. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
11 17 185 Four zero

Total QBR: 93.three

Regardless of taking the season-long lead in Total QBR away from Brees (who rolled out a season-low 19.three), that is solely Mahomes’ third journey to the weekly prime three. Whereas he may not persistently rank within the prime three, he is normally shut to it. Mahomes has been among the many prime 10 Total QBRs of the week a league-leading 10 occasions and has not had decrease than the 13th-best QBR in any given week. He beforehand held the highest spot general between Weeks three and eight.

Mahomes received to the highest three this week by laughing within the face of strain towards the Raiders. He set season highs in completions, yards and first downs whereas pressured Sunday, going Eight-of-14 for 151 yards with seven first downs and a landing. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
23 38 295 Four zero

Total QBR: 92.6

In Week 12, Rivers accomplished 28 of 29 passes. On Sunday evening, he topped it towards Pittsburgh. Nicely, not in phrases of uncooked completion share, however quite in QBR. (He had an 88.three final week.)

Rivers didn’t fumble, one thing he did do the week prior towards the Cardinals. Not fumbling is value fairly just a few incompletions. And this week’s recreation additionally got here towards a harder opponent, giving his QBR a slight enhance.

His greatest play of the sport got here on a 46-yard landing cross to Travis Benjamin, although admittedly he received an enormous help from the refs in not calling a false begin on Sam Tevi. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
26 36 299 2 zero

Simply missed: Josh Allen, Buffalo Payments (85.1); Tom Brady, New England Patriots (

Backside three

Total QBR: 13.1

The Jaguars might need won the sport, but it surely might be argued it was in spite of Kessler and never as a result of of him.

Certain, he accomplished 75 p.c of his throws, however he gained solely 150 yards and 7 first downs on 24 makes an attempt. He was additionally sacked 3 times (all approaching third down) and turned just one of his 5 dashing makes an attempt into a primary down for an offense that managed to rating all of six factors.

He additionally failed to transfer the ball into Colts territory usually. Kessler had solely six passing makes an attempt from the Colts’ aspect of the sector. He did full 4 of them, however for a complete of 30 yards and a uncooked QBR of 2.6. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
18 24 150 zero zero

Total QBR: 13.5

Take a look at that left-right break up! For these questioning at dwelling, Daniel put up a more-than-respectable 76.Eight uncooked QBR when throwing to the precise of the hashes. As a lot as he tried, he could not handle to throw solely there, although.

Although each of Daniel’s picks landed within the palms of Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree, one has to marvel if there wasn’t one other issue that induced the quarterback to look proper so usually. Take a look at the place former Professional Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins lined up within the recreation, courtesy of NFL Subsequent Gen Stats.

Now we do not know that Daniel was particularly avoiding Jenkins, however we will surmise that the defensive again most likely had an affect. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
26 39 285 1 2

Total QBR: 13.5

The Bengals backup’s poor QBR comes down to 4 elements: an interception, 4 sacks, unfavorable EPA on 29 of 50 motion performs and a poor opponent.

That is actually it. He was remarkably unremarkable in his badness. Similar to the Bengals today. With Andy Dalton executed for the season, Driskel will proceed to see motion. However with A.J. Inexperienced becoming a member of Dalton, it is unlikely we see an excessive amount of enchancment from the previous sixth-round QB. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
25 38 236 1 1

Simply missed: Mark Sanchez, Washington Redskins (16.9); Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (19.three)

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