Friday, November 7, 2008

QB Rankings for Week 10

Drew Brees faces a good matchup with an Atlanta defense who is 16th in the league and averages 205 yards per game, allowing 10TDs as well. The defensive line can put pressure on the QB, but the line is good pass-blockinh and Brees should have a ton of time to throw. Getting Colston back - and maybe Shockey - could be pretty huge for him as well.

Kurt Warner is going to see a San Fran team that may be on it's heels or might be fired up and ready after the bye. But with a pass game this prolific, they can go ahead and be fired up while Warner will do what he always does and throw early often and well. You cannot cover all the weapons - Fitz, Boldin and Breaston - and he will always find someone to throw to.

The only thing that will slow Philip Rivers down against the Chiefs could be the even better matchup the Chargers run game has. But as bad as the run defense is, the Chiefs have been able to move the ball through the air. Against a Chargers D that has issues, they may score more than people expect. which could mean Rivers needs to throw the ball more often as well. Vincent Jackson has been playing well and Antonio Gates is finally playing well, so his weapons are comign along. Don't be surprised if the first half is a huge LT game and the second half there is more Rivers than expected.

Let's face it - between a bad series of games by Ryan Grant and a stout Minny run D, Aaron Rodgers will have to throw to win. Couple that with facing the possibility that between Peterson and Berrian, the Packers could find themselves behind on more than one occasion. Rodgers has been very good this year and the Vikings secondary is sub par. Jared Allen may be out as well which could make the pass rush less potent. I think Rodgers will have hilmself a very good day.

The last two times Donovan McNabb finished a season were 2007 and 2005. Both years he finished very strong. Unfortunately in between were two years he finished early - like week 10. For now, McNabb has been healthy (mostly) and passing the ball well. He faces a tough defense in the Giants but he has played them well. And he now has Kevin Curtis to join Jackson and Westbrook. While the Giants have a tough pass rush, the oline for the Iggles give outstanding protection. I think McNabb will have a very good game despite the matchup.

Other thoughts - on the ESPN1230 show I said avoid #24 Rex Grossman, I reiterate that here.... #6 Matt Ryan on the other hand goes from a good starter to a good starter with a great matchup...... #16 Marc Bulger might play better than his ranking as he probably has to throw a lot but the Jets secondary is better than it's ranking says it is..... #18 Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder is my biggest concern with him - the matchup almost evens it out for him, but not enough.....

Quarterbacks
  1. Drew Brees, Saints at Falcons
  2. Kurt Warner, Cardinals vs. 49ers
  3. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Chiefs
  4. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Vikings
  5. Donovan McNabb, Eagles vs. Giants
  6. Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Saints
  7. Brett Favre, Jets vs. Rams
  8. David Garrard, Jaguars at Lions
  9. Peyton Manning, Colts at Steelers
  10. Eli Manning, Giants at Eagles
  11. Jake Delhomme, Panthers at Raiders
  12. Trent Edwards, Bills at Patriots
  13. Chad Pennington, Dolphins vs. Seahawks
  14. Matt Cassel, Patriots vs. Bills
  15. Sage Rosenfels, Texans vs. Ravens
  16. Marc Bulger, Rams at Jets
  17. Gus Frerotte, Vikings vs. Packers
  18. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Colts
  19. Shaun Hill, 49ers at Cardinals
  20. Seneca Wallace, Seahawks at Dolphins
  21. Joe Flacco, Ravens at Texans
  22. Kerry Collins, Titans at Bears
  23. Tyler Thigpen, Chiefs at Chargers
  24. Rex Grossman, Bears vs. Titans
  25. Daunte Culpepper, Lions vs. Jaguars
  26. JaMarcus Russell, Raiders vs. Panthers

WRs soonish!

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