QBR Season Leaders: Week 5

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  • October 11, 2011

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 season, a Total QBR of 65 or better is roughly Pro Bowl level and a rating of 75-plus is MVP level. For more about the methodology and statistics behind Total QBR, see here.

Aaron Rodgers maintained his spot atop the season-long Total QBR rankings, staying just barely ahead of Tom Brady as they both scored in the low 80s in Week 5. Drew Brees' great game launched him into the top five, while Matt Schaub and Eli Manning took big tumbles after poor outings.

Blaine Gabbert (26.2 Total QBR in Week 5) did just enough to move out of the last spot, leaving Kerry Collins as the lowest-ranked quarterback among qualifiers so far this year.

Below is the full breakdown of Total QBR and its component statistics for the 33 NFL QBs on pace for 250 action plays this season.

2011 Total QBR Leaders No. Name Pass EPA Run EPA Sack EPA Pen. EPA Total EPA Action Plays Clutch Wt Avg Total QBR

1 Aaron Rodgers 46.0 -0.9 -5.7 -0.8 38.7 236 0.9 84.8

2 Tom Brady 48.5 0.0 -4.8 1.0 44.6 242 1.0 84.2

3 Matt Hasselbeck 38.8 -0.3 -9.7 1.8 30.6 210 0.9 77.7

4 Drew Brees 47.8 -0.8 -7.8 0.6 39.8 255 1.0 77.3

5 Ryan Fitzpatrick 27.7 -2.1 -1.4 3.9 28.1 209 1.0 73.1

6 Tony Romo 28.9 -0.8 -2.5 1.1 26.8 181 1.1 72.8

7 Matthew Stafford 28.8 -1.6 -5.1 0.6 22.7 225 1.0 64.5

8 Chad Henne 15.4 6.7 -8.4 1.8 15.6 150 1.1 62.6

9 Philip Rivers 25.8 3.1 -9.9 3.3 22.3 235 1.0 62.0

10 Michael Vick 28.3 0.1 -5.5 -0.6 22.3 235 1.0 61.3

11 Matt Schaub 24.2 -2.2 -4.8 1.1 18.4 197 1.0 61.0

12 Jason Campbell 22.0 1.5 -6.1 1.2 18.6 203 1.1 58.6

13 Ben Roethlisberger 21.7 1.2 -11.8 2.3 13.3 220 0.8 56.2

14 Matt Cassel 17.4 2.3 -7.1 -1.4 11.3 174 0.9 55.0

15 Matt Ryan 23.9 2.3 -12.5 1.1 14.8 242 0.9 53.5

16 Alex Smith 25.0 -0.5 -14.2 1.5 11.7 176 1.0 53.2

17 Eli Manning 32.1 -2.0 -13.9 -1.3 14.8 212 1.1 52.2

18 Cam Newton 26.2 -1.6 -9.0 2.0 17.6 270 1.2 49.8

19 Josh Freeman 13.9 7.0 -7.0 -2.0 11.8 231 1.0 48.9

20 Kyle Orton 15.8 2.1 -10.9 3.4 10.4 192 1.1 47.9

21 Rex Grossman 17.9 -1.1 -9.1 1.7 9.4 171 1.2 46.9

22 Colt McCoy 11.3 1.4 -5.1 2.8 10.4 210 1.1 46.8

23 Donovan McNabb 8.3 5.1 -6.0 0.4 7.7 177 1.0 46.4

24 Joe Flacco 8.6 0.8 -4.3 -0.7 4.4 179 0.7 43.3

25 Tarvaris Jackson 17.3 3.3 -13.9 -1.7 5.0 212 1.0 40.2

26 Jay Cutler 14.1 -0.4 -10.4 0.2 3.5 226 0.9 38.3

27 Kevin Kolb 26.7 -0.9 -22.7 0.4 3.5 220 1.2 37.1

28 Andy Dalton 7.3 0.8 -9.2 1.4 0.3 194 1.3 33.4

29 Curtis Painter 8.5 0.0 -10.9 1.6 -0.8 82 1.4 31.2

30 Sam Bradford 7.0 -3.1 -9.7 1.6 -4.2 196 0.8 25.9

31 Mark Sanchez 7.3 -2.6 -14.1 1.5 -7.8 215 0.9 23.1

32 Blaine Gabbert 1.3 -3.0 -9.1 0.4 -10.4 128 1.1 16.2

33 Kerry Collins -2.9 -0.8 -6.1 1.0 -8.8 116 0.8 13.6

EPA: "Expected points added" (could be positive or negative) that occur as a result of an action play.

Pass EPA: Clutch-weighted "expected points added" through pass attempts by the QB.

Run EPA: Clutch-weighted "expected points added" through scrambles, designed rushes and fumbles/fumble returns on running plays by the QB.

Sack EPA: Clutch-weighted "expected points added" through sacks and fumbles/fumble returns on passing plays by the QB.

Penalty EPA: Clutch-weighted "expected points added" on penalties by the QB.

Total EPA: Total clutch-weighted "expected points added" by the QB.

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