Friday, November 21, 2008

QB Rankings for Week 12

Peyton Manning is facing a defense that cannot get enough pressure on the opposing Qbs to keep them from cutting the secondary - which is pretty inconsistent - into pieces. And who better to do that? Manning is back folks - bank it.

Aaron Rodgers also gets a chance to face a secondary which often falls short of solid. He's got the weapons to take advantage of some fairly average corners and the run game is movign enough to keep the Saints from standing back and waiting for the pass. Rodgers should have a pretty good game this weekend - and may need to pass to out-gun Drew Brees and his offense.

Tony Romo got his groove back the longer the game went last week and will just keep getting better. As Witten gets healthier, Roy Williams gets more comfortable and Marion Barber continues to produce, Romo only gets into a better situation. If Terrell Owens can just connect with Romo, all would be well but the two are still disconnected. Romo still has enough weapons to get the job done though.

Broncos QB Jay Cutler does face a Raiders secondary which has been much better the last few weeks. But with the RB situation a big fat 'huh?', Cutler will throw. And throw some more. And then a little more. Annnnnnnnd....... some more. He will do well in part because of the sheer volume of passes he may throw and with Hillis, Royal, Scheffler and a little known guy named Brandon Marshall, he has the weapons to overcome even an improved Raiders defense.

Tyler Thigpen. Yes he is doing this well. The Bills will be without Donte Whitner and Jabari Greer this week and while it's not like they just lost Deion Sanders or something, that hurts. Herm Edwards has Thigpen suceeding by putting him in an offense which plays to his strengths. Thigpen - who I will write a country-western song about someday because it sure seems like he's some man-with-no-name who came in to clean up Dodge City - is putting up very good numbers and while it would take some balls to play him over some of the other top 10 QBs this week, it's not as insane as it was a month ago.
  1. Peyton Manning, Colts at Chargers
  2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Saints
  3. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. 49ers
  4. Jay Cutler, Broncos vs. Raiders
  5. Tyler Thigpen, Chiefs vs. Bills
  6. Eli Manning, Giants at Cardinals
  7. Drew Brees, Saints vs. Packers
  8. Kurt Warner, Cardinals vs. Giants
  9. Matt Cassel, Patriots at Dolphins
  10. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Colts
  11. Brett Favre, Jets at Titans
  12. Donovan McNabb, Eagles at Ravens
  13. David Garrard, Jaguars vs. Vikings
  14. Brady Quinn, Browns vs. Texans
  15. Marc Bulger, Rams vs. Bears
  16. Kyle Orton, Bears at Rams
  17. Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers at Lions
  18. Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Panthers
  19. Jason Campbell, Redskins at Seahawks
  20. Sage Rosenfels, Texans at Browns
  21. Jake Delhomme, Panthers at Falcons
  22. Chad Pennington, Dolphins vs. Patriots
  23. Daunte Culpepper, Lions vs. Buccaneers
  24. Shaun Hill, 49ers at Cowboys
  25. Kerry Collins, Titans vs. Jets
  26. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks vs. Redskins
  27. Gus Frerotte, Vikings at Jaguars
  28. Joe Flacco, Ravens vs. Eagles
  29. Trent Edwards, Bills at Chiefs
  30. JaMarcus Russell, Raiders at Broncos

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