Tuesday, December 1, 2009

QB Shuffle: Week 12 Notes...

Week 12 is in the books. Here are my post-weekend notes:

THE CLUTCH:

Down 17-13 with 2:30 remaining, back-up Chris Redman led a 59 yard touchdown drive to win the game for the Falcons, defeating the Buccaneers 20-17. The game winning touchdown pass came on a 4th and goal from the 5 yard line with less than 30 seconds left in the game.

Up 17-14 with 2:31 remaining, Ryan Fitzpatrick put the game away for the Bills, with a 51 yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens. Buffalo ended up beating Miami 31-14.

Tied at 24 with 5:35 remaining, Donovan McNabb led the Eagles 66 yards for a field goal which gave them a 27-24 lead and eventual win over Washington, with under two minutes remaining.

Down 17-13 with 2:37 remaining, Vince Young led the Titans on a 99 yard touchdown drive to win the game as time expired. Young converted on three fourth downs on the drive, including the 10 yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt as time expired to beat the Cardinals 20-17.

Down 17-14 with 3:31 remaining, Joe Flacco connected with Ray Rice on a fourth down, which set up a game-tying field goal. However, Flacco had a chance to give the Ravens the win late, but took a sack and fumbled, which led to a 56 yard field goal miss which came up a few yards short. Baltimore went on to win in overtime 20-17.

THE non-CLUTCH:

Down 17-14 with 3:35 to go, Chad Henne threw a costly interception, which ultimately cost the Dolphins the game. Henne threw two more interceptions on the next two possessions, when the game was already out of reach.

Down 27-24 with 1:48 remaining, Jason Campbell from their own 16 yard line, Jason Campbell failed to get a first down, and lost the game to Philadelphia with a 4th down incompletion.

Down 21-20 with 8:24 remaining, Matt Schaub threw a pick-6, which gave Indianapolis a 28-20 lead. On Schaub’s next possession, the Texans fumbled the ball on a Schaub sack, which led to another Colts four plays later to clinch the loss for Houston.

Tied at 17 with 1:51 remaining, back-up Dennis Dixon’s next three possessions (including overtime) went punt, punt, and interception. The interception, thrown at the 50 yard line, and was returned 26 yards, led to the Ravens game-winning field goal.

Did You Know:

Jay Cutler’s Chicago Bears are 4-6. Kyle Orton’s Denver Broncos are 6-3 when he starts.

The Tennessee Titans are 5-0 with Vince Young as a starter and 0-6 with Kerry Collins as a starter. Vince Young is now 23-11 as a starter

Tony Romo is 35-15 as a starter (70%).

Philip Rivers is 41-18 as a starter (69%)

Jason Campbell is 5-14 in his last 19 games.

Matt Schaub's career record is now 15-20.

Matt Hasselbeck is 5-11 in the last two seasons and has missed 11 games due to injury in that span.

Jay Cutler is a career 21-27 as a starter.

Since 2007, Brett Favre has a 32-11 record (74%).
Brady Quinn has still only one once in 9 career starts.

HOMER REPORT

I make a case (although a stretch) for the Jets to make the playoffs here

Confidence Scale (out of 10): 5.0- One game at a time. Cautiously optimistic.

FOURCADE FORMULA

Based on my Fourcade formula, here are the top 5 and bottom 5 quarterback performances from week 12.

BEST:
1) Drew Brees: 371 yards, 5 touchdowns
2) Brett Favre: 392 yards, 3 touchdowns
3) Aaron Rodgers: 348 yards, 3 touchdowns
4) Philip Rivers: 317 yards, 2 touchdowns
5) Vince Young: 387 yards, 1 touchdown + clutch performance

WORST:
28) Jay Cutler: 147 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
29) Brady Quinn: 100 yards
30) Chad Henne: 175 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions + non-clutch performance
31) Matthew Stafford: 213 yards, 1 touchdown, 4 interceptions
32) Jake Delhomme: 130 yards, 4 interceptions

1 comment:

  1. Drew Brees is a good egg.

    Why is Matt Schaub a starter in the NFL? It should be noted that the Falcons thought he was going to be a starter in the NFL. After Vick's love of dogs was revealed, the Falcons regretted dumping him...He hasn't been lighting up the NFL has he?

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