Tuesday, December 15, 2009

QB Shuffle: Week 14 Notes...

Week 14 is in the books. Here are my post-weekend notes:


Up 21-16 with 9:44 remaining, Peyton Manning orchestrated an 80 yard drive, which elapsed over 7 minutes, capped off by a 1 yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark, to ice the game for the Colts, and win 28-16.

Up 17-10 with 9:13 remaining, Philip Rivers led the Chargers on a 73 yard drive that took over seven minutes, which resulted in a 34 yard field goal by Nate Keading, to go up 10 points with less than 2 minutes to go to ice the game over Dallas.


Down 13-6 with 6:16 left, from their own 21 yard line, Ben Roethlisberger threw an incompletion on a fourth down with less than two minutes to play, to lose the Cleveland Browns, which could prove costly to the Steelers playoff hopes.

Down 26-23 with under two minutes remaining, Chris Redman failed to convert on a fourth and short at the Saints 46 yard line, to lose to the Saints, crushing Atlanta’s playoff hopes.

Down 21-14 with 2:07 remaining from their own 9 yard line, Jay Cutler took a bad sack, and then threw an incompletion on fourth down to lose to the Packers.

Down 16-10 with 3rd and 10 on the Bills 21 yard line, Matt Cassel threw an incompletion and an interception, leaving on 2:11 remaining on the clock. Cassel got another opportunity, but his hail mary attempt ended with his fourth interception of the game for the loss.

Down 14-10 with 3:30 remaining, from their own 31 yard line, David Garrard failed to convert on a fourth and three with a quarterback draw, which cost the Jaguars the loss to the Dolphins.

Did You Know:

Jay Cutler’s Chicago Bears are 5-8. Kyle Orton’s Denver Broncos are 8-4 when he starts.

The Tennessee Titans are 6-1 with Vince Young as a starter and 0-6 with Kerry Collins as a starter.

Tony Romo is 35-17 as a starter, but 5-10 playing in December

Philip Rivers is 43-18 as a starter and is 16-0 playing in December.

Matt Cassel is a career 13-14 with a 79.9 passer rating.

Daunte Culpepper is a career 41-57 (5-20 since 2005) and has lost his last eight starts.


Everything has fallen into place for the Jets. They survived a start by Kellen Clemens, and three of the contending teams for the wildcard lost (Denver, Jacksonville and Pittsburgh). Now the Jets need to win out (might happen, right?) and hope Baltimore, Miami, and Jacksonville each lose one more time (sorta likely).

Confidence Scale (out of 10): 7.5- At home, in a must win game, playing a reeling team without its starting quarterback and running back (Matt Ryan and Michael Turner)? Sounds good to me!


Based on my Fourcade formula, here are the top 5 and bottom 5 quarterback performances from week 14.


1) Drew Brees: 296 yards, 3 touchdowns
2) Matt Schaub: 365 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
3) Donovan McNabb: 275 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
4) Jason Campbell: 222 yards, 2 touchdowns
5) Joe Flacco: 230 yards, 1 touchdown


28) Kurt Warner: 139 yards, 2 interceptions
29) Daunte Culpepper: 135 yards, 2 interceptions
30) Matt Cassel: 224 yards, 4 interceptions + non-clutch performance
31) Keith Null: 157 yards, 1 touchdown, 5 interceptions
32) Josh Freeman: 93 yards, 3 interceptions

1 comment:

  1. I guess that Warner fellow isn't as good as the Cardinals present him to be.