Who were the passers who shone the most and who were left in the dark during the fifth day of the campaign?
Generally speaking, there weren’t such bad performances in Week 5 of the LA regular season. NFL as on other occasions: at least, there were no performances earning scores in the single digit Total QBR. On the other hand, on the opposite side of the spectrum, there was an exit that did manage to overcome the barrier of 90 points.
As usual, we present – in strict alphabetical order – the five best and five worst quarterbacks of Week 5 in the NFL.
Five quarterbacks on the rise
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills. The discussion for the best quarterback currently in the NFL is no longer exclusive to Arrowhead Stadium, and is divided between several venues, one of them Buffalo. Allen enjoyed one more stellar outing on the road at Kansas City, completing 15 of 26 pass attempts for 315 yards with three touchdowns without interceptions, and 11 carries for 59 yards with another touchdown. Those numbers paid off for him in the only QBR Total of the day to top 90 points, 91.6, and he also led the league with a whopping 12.12 yards per pass attempt. Allen is setting the bar high for the rest of the young quarterbacks in the AFC East.
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. How is it possible for a quarterback to play better and be more productive in their 40s and up than in their 20s? That’s the real unknown with Brady. In Week 5, they were 30-of-41 completions for 411 yards with five touchdowns with no interceptions. It’s amazing that his first professional game, including regular season and postseason, of at least 400 yards and five touchdowns came at 44 years of age. His QBR Total of 80.7 was the fifth highest on the day, and he was sixth in the league with an average of 10.02 yards per pass attempt. Currently, he is the NFL leader in passing yards after five games, with 1,767 and second in touchdown passes with 15. There is also room for Brady’s experience in the conversation for the best of today.
Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers. Another young quarterback battling for the league’s best distinction, Herbert progresses by leaps and bounds week by week. This time, it was 26 completions of 43 attempts for four touchdowns without interceptions, and an additional 29 yards on four carries, one for a touchdown, in the weekend’s electrifying comeback win over Cleveland, one in which Herbert led four touchdown drives. in the fourth period. He posted the third-highest Total QBR of the week at 85.0, and is fourth so far this season in Total QBR (66.2) and passing yards (1,576).
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens. Quickly, Jackson is tearing apart each of the skeptics’ propositions about what he cannot do. On Monday, in the spotlight of “Monday Night Football,” the Ravens quarterback became the quarterback with the highest completion percentage (86 percent, the best mark in the league to date) out of 4,017. previous matches with at least 40 passes in a match. Also, it’s the highest 400-yard pass game in league history. As if that wasn’t enough, it was the first game in league history with at least 400 passing yards, 50 rushing yards and four touchdowns without interceptions in the 101-and-fraction of the National Football League. Jackson has more combined passing and rushing yards than 18 other completed teams, and he’s fifth in the league in passing yards and eighth in rushing yards so far this year. He posted a Total QBR of 71.6 in Week 5, the eighth best of the day, and was the third best in the NFL with a rate of just 7 percent inaccurate passing. His average of 10.28 yards per pass attempt was the fourth-best in the NFL. A fumble that night was his only sin. Baltimore is another of the epicenters where you can argue for the best quarterback in the NFL.
Davis Mills, Houston Texans. After an unreal 0.8 QBR Total on the run-up, the rookie made one of the most memorable week-over-week rallies to rank among the best on our weekly chart. Mills completed 21 of 29 passes for 312 yards with three touchdowns without interceptions. That gave him a Total QBR of 81.4, the fourth best on the day, and he was sixth with a completion percentage of 72.4. He ranked third with an average of 10.76 yards per pass attempt.
Five quarterbacks down
Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders. It hasn’t been the week for the Raiders. Carr is coming off a performance of 22 completions of 35 attempts for 206 yards without a touchdown and with an interception, and was 28th on the day with an average of just 5.89 yards per pass attempt. His 28.6 QBR Total ranked him 27th in Week 5, and all of that happened before a gale of controversy hit the Raiders, and they were left without a head coach.
Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers. Quickly, the Panthers of the past two weeks stopped looking like the Panthers of the first three games. Darnold is not the only culprit, but he has some responsibility. On the day, he was able to connect on just 21 of 37 for 177 yards with a touchdown versus three interceptions, to clinch the NFL’s second Total QBR, 18.4. He was the 30th passer in completion percentage, at 56.8, and last in the league in average yards per pass attempt, at just 4.78.
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions. With a QBR Total of 21.6 in Week 5, the Lions had the second-to-last among all quarterbacks in the league in Goff, the product of a performance of 21 completions of 35 attempts for 203 yards with zero touchdowns and in exchange for an interception, in addition to a loose fumble. Quickly, Goff’s limitations as a passer in Detroit become more and more apparent, having led the Rams to a Super Bowl making the most of the Los Angeles scheme; With the Lions, he just doesn’t have that help.
Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team. No one had a worse completion percentage in Week 5 than Heinicke, at just 48.8 percent, and he ranked 32nd in the league in inaccurate passing rate, at 24.4 percent. With just 20 completions of 41 attempts for 248 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions, his percentage of yards per pass attempt was just 6.05, good for ranking 26th in the league, and 30th overall QBR, at 25.0. . Although he had 40 rushing yards on five carries, it goes without saying that he didn’t have the magic of other outings.
Zach Wilson, New York Jets. Britain didn’t sit well with the Jets rookie. The worst QBR total of the day, 17.9, was for Wilson, the product of 32 pass attempts, of which only 19 were complete, for 192 yards and with an interception without touchdowns. His completion percentage was just 59.4, leaving him 27th in the league, and 25.8 percent of his passes were imprecise, placing him 33rd for the week. In addition, he could only score an average of 6.00 yards per pass attempt, good for the 27th place in the league. He is currently second to last this season in Total QBR, at 23.9.
Data of ESPN Stats & Information and TruMedia were used in the writing of this note.