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Statistically Comparing Philip Rivers to Other Quarterbacks Heading Into Week 3

Posted by qbstats on September 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Taking a look at how Philip Rivers 2013 season has stacked up against some other notable quarterbacks heading into Week 3.


Philip Rivers:

50 of 76 (65.8) for 614 yards, 7 touchdowns and 1 interception. 115.8 passer rating.


Drew Brees:

52 of 81 (64.2) for 679 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. 87.4 passer rating.


Colin Kaepernick:

40 of 67 (59.7) for 539 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. 81.6 passer rating. 


Joe Flacco:

56 of 95 (58.9) for 573 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. 78.1 passer rating.


Eli Manning:

55 of 91 (60.4) for 812 yards, 5 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. 75.9 passer rating.


Ben Roethlisberger:

41 of 70 (58.6) for 442 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. 74.8 passer rating.


Tom Brady:

48 of 91 (52.7) for 473 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interceptions. 74.1 passer rating.


Analysis

With the exception of Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers stands tall as the second most statistically impressive quarterback of 2013.

Dating back to the final four games of 2012, Rivers has an astounding 15 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio.


ESPN's QBR (After Week 2 of 2013):

  1. Peyton Manning: 86.78
  2. Philip Rivers: 82.48
  3. Andrew Luck: 76.38
Manning and Rivers have a commanding lead ahead of Luck who currently ranks a distant third. What's even more remarkable is Rivers' ability to accel in spite of sporting one of the weakest receiving corps in the NFL. Tom Brady, who has been put in a similar position to Rivers, currently ranks 22nd in total QBR (44.91).

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