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.

  • New York wants to begin making preparations for its QB of the longer term after an unpleasant efficiency by Eli Manning in an embarrassing shutout loss.

  • With the profit of hindsight, three NFL evaluators make their picks. Does Jared Goff nonetheless go No. 1 total?

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An explainer of QBR will be discovered right here, however the primary concept is to seize extra components of a quarterback’s play than conventional strategies contemplate. 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.

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Prime three

Total QBR: 87.Zero

Although Darnold has struggled from a manufacturing standpoint this season, sensible analysts have identified indicators of greatness from the younger quarterback all through the season.

On Saturday in opposition to the Texans, it got here collectively, even in a shedding effort. Darnold’s success on third down (97.four QBR in these conditions) fueled him to his second-best QBR recreation of the season, simply narrowly falling brief of his Week 6 efficiency in opposition to the Colts.

Darnold and Giants operating again Saquon Barkley will endlessly be linked given their groups’ proximity and the way in which they had been drafted, however on this weekend, the Jets acquired the higher finish of the deal. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
24 38 253 2 Zero

Total QBR: 81.5

Stafford did most of his injury on the Lions’ two scoring drives within the second quarter, largely utilizing massive performs to Kenny Golladay.

The duo attached seven occasions on eight makes an attempt for 146 yards and 5 first downs total. 5 of Stafford’s largest six performs in phrases of anticipated factors added got here when Golladay was the goal. Three of these completions got here in that two-drive span totaling 95 yards.

Their greatest connections got here whereas trailing 7-6. Stafford hit Golladay for a 24-yard cross on a third-and-10 after which discovered him for a 40-yard acquire on a third-and-7 later within the drive. These hookups helped arrange a go-ahead landing that finally proved to be the Lions’ last factors of the sport. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
22 29 208 1 Zero

Total QBR: 79.9

The comeback cost led by Rivers to beat the Chiefs on Thursday night time catapulted the veteran QB into the MVP debate. The sport additionally was a testomony to QBR’s worth, which acknowledged Rivers’ robust efficiency although he threw two interceptions.

Although QBR awards no further credit score for high-leverage conditions, it does hold the clock in thoughts in figuring out the anticipated factors added of a given play. With the sport winding to an in depth, Rivers and the Chargers confronted first-and-goal from the 1-yard line. However as a result of there have been solely eight seconds remaining, QBR is conscious that they didn’t really have 4 finish zone pictures at their disposal. When Rivers related with Mike Williams for the landing, it launched his uncooked QBR from 53.6 to 73.Zero. Just a few seconds later, the two-point conversion introduced the quantity to 75.7, which was then adjusted up just a few factors on account of opponent and recreation location.

Rivers now trails solely Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes in Total QBR this season. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
26 38 313 2 2

Simply missed: Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (78.three); Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (73.four)

Backside three

Total QBR: three.1

Rosen now owns three of the 5 worst single-game Total QBRs of the season after ending Sunday with a three.1. He ran the gamut of dangerous performs that led to his single-digit QBR in opposition to the Falcons, from interceptions (two) to taking sacks (six) and fumbling (just one of these).

His most damaging play, in phrases of anticipated factors added, was his first-quarter interception. Main 7-Zero and approaching midfield, Rosen tried a cross to the flat that was first tipped by a defender earlier than being picked off and returned for a landing. That turned what was a promising begin right into a gap that he was unable to dig out of, by no means having his uncooked QBR attain 20 for the rest of the sport. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
13 22 132 Zero 2

Total QBR: 6.5

After back-to-back weeks with a Total QBR within the 70s and three straight total above 50, Tannehill regressed to his pre-injury self, ending with a 6.5 in opposition to Minnesota. It was his second-worst Total QBR of the season (four.2 in opposition to New England in Week four) and third worst of his profession.

It’s straightforward to see by trying on the field rating why Tannehill was in single digits, as he was sacked a staggering 9 occasions, 4 of which got here on third or fourth downs. Even when we discard his 9 sacks, Tannehill wasn’t very environment friendly. He had a uncooked QBR of simply 21.2 on his non-sack cross makes an attempt and dashing performs. — Gargiulo

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
11 24 108 Zero Zero

Total QBR: 14.2

Sadly for Newton, there isn’t a damage adjustment in QBR. An injured shoulder hindered Newton, and it confirmed. It confirmed watching the sport; by the tip he might barely fireplace a fluttering cross to his receivers. And it confirmed within the cross chart beneath.

Newton was simply 1-of-6 on passes 10 or extra yards downfield on Monday night time, together with one essential interception thrown to Eli Apple in the long run zone. Whereas there are passers who thrive on fast, brief throws within the NFL, it is exhausting to have success with out doing a bit of higher than that on at the least medium-distance targets. — Walder

Completions Makes an attempt Yards TD INT
16 29 131 Zero 1

Simply missed: Eli Manning, New York Giants (19.three); Josh Allen, Buffalo Payments (19.6)

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