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Week 12 QB Power Rankings: Where Mac stands as Brady bounces back

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The quarterback insanity continues, as seemingly nobody wants to win MVP. A familiar face tops the QB rankings again this week, but something tells me the shuffling will continue.

Let's get into the rankings heading into Week 12.

32. Tim Boyle, Detroit Lions

Last week’s ranking: 29 (Whoever Starts for the Lions)

Week 11 stats: 15-of-23, 77 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

Season stats: 15-of-23, 77 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

I don’t have anything interesting to say about Boyle other than that it’s weird that UConn QBs keep ending up on the Lions. 

31. Zach Wilson, New York Jets

Last week’s ranking: N/A

Season stats: 1,168 yards, 4 TD, 9 INT

Wilson returns from injury hoping to be a completely different quarterback. We’ll see if that happens. 

30. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars 

Last week’s ranking: 26

Week 11 stats: 16-of-25, 158 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 23 rush yards 

Season stats: 2,141 yards, 8 TD, 9 INT, 192 rush yards, 2 rush TD

Lawrence has now gone three straight games without throwing a touchdown. Gross. 

29. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins 

Last week’s ranking: 31

Week 11 stats: 27-of-33, 273 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Season stats: 1,471 yards, 9 TD, 6 INT, 3 rush TD

The good news is that Tagovailoa had his best game of the season last week. The bad news is that 273 yards, 2 touchdowns and a pick against the Jets qualities as his best game of the season. 

28. Tyrod Taylor, Houston Texans

Last week’s ranking: 32

Week 11 stats: 14-of-24, 107 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 28 rush yards, 2 rush TD

Season stats: 763 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT, 3 rush TD

 

Taylor was much, much better last week, following a three-pick performance with a turnover-free game in an upset win over the Titans. 

27. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Last week’s ranking: 23

Week 11 stats: 23-of-38, 167 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

Season stats: 2,226 yards, 9 TD, 7 INT, 268 rush yards, 2 rush TD

Stop. Putting. The Giants. In. Primetime. 

26. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns 

Last week’s ranking: 22

Week 11 stats: 15-of-29, 176 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

Season stats: 2,116 yards, 10 TD, 6 INT, 1 rush TD

He’s been heavily criticized this season, but Mayfield isn’t exactly doing a ton to silence his critics. 

25. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers 

Last week’s ranking: 28 (Whoever Starts for the Panthers)

Week 11 stats: 21-of-27, 189 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 46 rush yards, 1 rush TD

Season stats: 197 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 60 rush yards, 2 rush TD

Curran: Pats just might be safest bet in unpredictable AFC

Folks, we’ve got a Cam Newton resurgence! You love to see it. 

24. Andy Dalton, Chicago Bears

Last week’s ranking: N/A

Week 11 stats: 11-of-23, 201 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

Season stats: 471 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

Dalton is back under center for the Bears. Lucky for him, he gets the Lions this week. 

23. Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team 

Last week’s ranking: 24

Week 11 stats: 16-of-22, 206 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 29 rush yards 

Season stats: 2,390 yards, 15 TD, 9 INT, rush yards, 1 rush TD

We’ve now seen two straight strong performances from Heinicke. Last week was his second three-touchdown game of the season. 

22. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

Last week’s ranking: 16

Week 11 stats: 35-of-52, 323 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT

Season stats: 2,681 yards, 13 TD, 12 INT, 172 rush yards, 5 rush TD

Tannehill’s bad season continues. Is this just an off year or were the last two years the anomaly? 

21. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Last week’s ranking: 19

Week 11 stats: 19-of-28, 153 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

Season stats: 2,427 yards, 15 TD, 10 INT, 1 rush TD

Playing with an absolute mess around him, Ryan didn’t look much better than his teammates on offense against the Patriots. 

20. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Last week’s ranking: 25 (Whoever Starts for the Steelers)

Week 11 stats: 28-of-44, 273 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

Season stats: 2,259 yards, 13 TD, 4 INT

After missing a week, Roethlisberger had his best game in over a month as he nearly led a comeback win over the Chargers.  

19. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

Last week’s ranking: 17

Week 11 stats: 19-of-27, 215 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Season stats: 3,041 yards, 16 TD, 9 INT

Carr’s been very mediocre of late. He’s posted QBRs under 35 in two of his last three games. The Raiders have lost all three. 

18. Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos 

Last week’s ranking: 18

Week 11 stats: BYE

Season stats: 2,389 yards, 14 TD, 5 INT, 1 rush TD

Bridgewater comes off the bye having not thrown a pick in three straight games. 

17. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles 

Last week’s ranking: 21

Week 11 stats: 13-of-24, 147 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 69 rush yards, 3 rush TD

Season stats: 2,306 yards, 13 TD, 5 INT, 616 rush yards, 8 rush TD

Hurts has been up and down, but he’s finding the end zone. He’s got five touchdowns over his last two games. 

 

16. Mac Jones, New England Patriots

Last week’s ranking: 15

Week 11 stats: 22-of-26, 207 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Season stats: 2,540 yards, 14 TD, 8 INT

Perry: Pats staying motivated with '2-4 mindset'

Jones followed a terrific performance against the Browns with a good enough performance against the Falcons. Such is life as a rookie. 

15. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

Last week’s ranking: 20

Week 11 stats: 16-of-22, 176 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

Season stats: 2,112 yards, 12 TD, 5 INT, 1 rush TD

Are we… sure this is Garoppolo’s last year with the 49ers? 

14. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Last week’s ranking: 12

Week 11 stats: 14-of-26, 207 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

Season stats: 1,564 yards, 10 TD, 3 INT, 102 rush yards, 1 rush TD

It’s been two games and zero touchdowns since Wilson returned from injury. He isn’t the same. 

13. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals 

Last week’s ranking: 14

Week 11 stats: 20-of-29, 148 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 11 rush yards

Season stats: 2,645 yards, 21 TD, 11 INT

Sunday’s win over the Raiders marked Burrow’s first game without an interception since September. 

12. Trevor Siemian, New Orleans Saints 

Last week’s ranking: 13

Week 11 stats: 22-of-40, 214 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT, 16 rush yards, 1 rush TD

Season stats: 920 yards, 8 TD, 2 INT, 1 rush TD

Siemian has filled in admirably for Jameis Winston. Meanwhile, more money for Taysom Hill!

11. Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts 

Last week’s ranking: 11

Week 11 stats: 11-of-20, 106 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 18 rush yards 

Season stats: 2,484 yards, 18 TD, 3 INT, 138 rush yards, 1 rush TD

Wentz did the smartest thing he could possibly do last week: hand the ball to Jonathan Taylor.

10. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals 

Last week’s ranking: 10

Week 11 stats: BYE

Season stats: 2,276 yards, 17 TD, 7 INT, 147 rush yards, 3 rush TD

Murray has now missed three straight games. The bye couldn’t come at a better time. 

9. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens 

Last week’s ranking: 9

Week 11 stats: N/A

Season stats: 2,447 yards, 14 TD, 8 INT, 639 rush yards, 2 rush TD

Jackson missed last week’s win over the Bears with an illness, but he says he’ll be good to go this week. 

8. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs 

Last week’s ranking: 6

Week 11 stats: 23-of-37, 260 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 11 rush yards

Season stats: 3,200 yards, 25 TD, 11 INT, 238 rush yards, 1 rush TD

Right when we think Mahomes has turned it around, he follows a five-touchdown performance with a dud, albeit in a big win. 

7. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

Last week’s ranking: 5

Week 11 stats: BYE

Season stats: 3,014 yards, 24 TD, 8 INT

Stafford had hit a rough patch in the two weeks leading into the bye. Hopefully he returns looking more like the MVP candidate he was earlier in the season. 

6. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Last week’s ranking: 8

Week 11 stats: 23-of-33, 385 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT, 21 rush yards

Season stats: 2,571 yards, 21 TD, 4 INT, 2 rush TD

Rodgers put his foot both on the camera and in his mouth Wednesday. Not easy to do! Very good at football though. 

5. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers 

Last week’s ranking: 7

 

Week 11 stats: 30-of-41, 3 TD, 1 INT, 90 rush yards

Season stats: 2,927 yards, 22 TD, 8 INT, 207 yards, 207 rush yards, 2 rush TD

Herbert was dominant both in the air and on the ground in the Chargers’ absolutely stupid performance against the Steelers. 

4. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys 

Last week’s ranking: 1

Week 11 stats: 28-of-3, 216 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

Season stats: 2,557 yards, 20 TD, 7 INT, 1 rush TD

Prescott was the latest player to seemingly reject the MVP as the league was trying to hand it to him. 

3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills 

Last week’s ranking: 2

Week 11 stats: 21-of-35, 209 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 18 rush yards

Season stats: 2,811 yards, 21 TD, 8 INT, 340 rush yards, 3 rush yards

For someone with the second-best MVP odds, Allen’s had quite a few mediocre games. 

2. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

Last week’s ranking: 4

Week 11 stats: 24-of-35, 341 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

Season stats: 2,775 yards, 21 TD, 2 INT, 1 rush TD

Disgusting. Kirk Cousins shouldn’t be here. Shame on the other good QBs. 

1. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last week’s ranking: 3

Week 11 stats: 30-of-46, 307 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Season stats: 3,177 yards, 29 TD, 8 INT, 1 rush TD

Despite throwing five picks the last three games, Brady’s back in the driver’s seat for MVP. What a weird year.