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2016 Quarterback Rating Differences Between Weeks 1-5 and Weeks 6-10

By Chris Malumphy

Neither teams nor individual players tend to play consistently throughout an NFL season. Changes in personnel due to suspensions and injuries, the quality of the opposition, the vagaries of human effort and concentration, changes in weather, travel and scheduling oddities, referee calls and the damn shape of that oblong football all work together to create a seemingly random outcome for many performances. Through it all, casual fans anticipate that good teams and players to play well throughout the season while bad ones will always perform poorly and come out on the losing end. Taint necessarily so.

When it comes to quarterback performance, the most readily available tool to measure success, other than pure wins and losses which the game is really all about, is the passing rating. It's not perfect by a long shot, but it is virtually all we have unless you can afford a service that will dig deeper, but not necessarily any more effectively.

Following are breakdowns for each of the primary quarterbacks who've played this year comparing their performances during Weeks 1-5 to Weeks 6-10. While several quarterbacks have been fairly consistent, note that their are also several players whose rating have been significantly higher or lower when comparing performances during those periods.

Quarterbacks whose ratings have significantly improved include: Marcus Mariota (Titans), Jameis Winston (Buccaneers), Drew Brees (Saints), Cody Kessler (Browns), Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins) and Dak Prescott (Cowboys). Of course, Prescott was doing pretty well early in the season too, but recently he has even been better. On the downside, Philip Rivers (Chargers), Carson Wentz (Eagles), Trevor Siemian (Broncos), Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) and Sam Bradford (Vikings) haven't been playing nearly as well as they were earlier in the season.

2016 Passing Statistics Differences Between Weeks 1-5 and 6-10
Tom Brady (Patriots)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-5402870.040610.214.537.500.012.4127.7
6-101269373.812299.813.297.110.896.7124.7
Total16612172.916359.813.5127.210.6105.7125.5
Matt Ryan (Falcons)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-516811669.0174010.415.0127.121.2116.1121.6
6-1017812067.415078.512.6126.731.7136.8109.0
Total34623668.232479.413.8246.951.4246.5115.1
Drew Brees (Saints)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-517611665.912697.210.9105.731.773.898.9
6-1020014773.517238.611.7147.042.062.9114.2
Total37626369.929928.011.4246.471.9133.3107.0
Dak Prescott (Cowboys)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-515510769.012398.011.642.600.074.3101.5
6-101258064.011008.813.8108.021.664.6112.1
Total28018766.823398.412.5145.020.7134.4106.2
Matthew Stafford (Lions)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-518112368.013787.611.2105.542.2147.299.6
6-101379166.49957.310.985.810.764.2104.1
Total31821467.323737.511.1185.751.6205.9101.6
Sam Bradford (Vikings)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51258870.49907.911.364.800.086.0109.8
6-1015810969.010326.59.553.221.3169.292.1
Total28319769.620227.110.3113.920.7247.899.9
Marcus Mariota (Titans)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-516510060.610886.610.974.253.074.181.6
6-1015210367.813949.213.5149.232.074.4119.2
Total31720364.024827.812.2216.682.5144.299.6
Russell Wilson (Seahawks)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51338765.410648.012.253.810.896.399.3
6-1017111667.813788.111.952.910.6105.599.5
Total30420366.824428.012.0103.320.7195.999.4
Derek Carr (Raiders)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-519312966.813837.210.7115.721.052.5102.3
6-1016110565.211227.010.763.710.663.695.3
Total35423466.125057.110.7174.830.8113.099.1
Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-519212665.614967.811.9157.842.194.5106.6
6-101257963.28616.910.954.032.453.886.8
Total31720564.723577.411.5206.372.2144.298.8
Brian Hoyer (Bears)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-514010071.410947.810.964.300.021.4108.5
6-10603456.73515.910.300.000.011.673.7
Total20013467.014457.210.863.000.031.598.0
Andy Dalton (Bengals)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-518712667.415038.011.952.721.1178.396.2
6-101308363.810508.112.753.821.5117.895.4
Total31720965.925538.112.2103.241.3288.195.8
Cody Kessler (Browns)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-5815466.75296.59.822.511.244.787.9
6-10976567.07127.311.044.100.01110.2102.3
Total17811966.912417.010.463.410.6157.895.7
Aaron Rodgers (Packers)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51397856.18766.311.296.532.285.487.7
6-1023015567.415346.79.9135.741.7145.797.6
Total36923363.124106.510.3226.071.9225.693.9
Andrew Luck (Colts)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-520513163.914697.211.2104.931.5208.995.4
6-101429063.410967.712.274.942.8138.491.8
Total34722163.725657.411.6174.972.0338.793.9
Philip Rivers (Chargers)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-517211768.014738.612.6116.431.7116.0108.5
6-1019711256.914177.212.794.684.1146.677.7
Total36922962.128907.812.6205.4113.0256.392.1
Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-515610064.112748.212.763.874.5179.883.7
6-101097367.08457.811.643.700.032.7102.4
Total26517365.321198.012.2103.872.6207.091.4
Alex Smith (Chiefs)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-516810964.910736.49.853.021.2137.287.7
6-101037068.07437.210.632.911.054.694.4
Total27117966.118166.710.183.031.1186.290.3
Eli Manning (Giants)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-518711963.613857.411.652.742.194.686.0
6-1016310665.010966.710.3106.163.731.889.4
Total35022564.324817.111.0154.3102.9123.387.6
Carson Wentz (Eagles)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51359167.410077.511.175.210.774.9103.5
6-1017611163.111146.310.021.142.3126.475.3
Total31120265.021216.810.592.951.6195.887.6
Jameis Winston (Buccaneers)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-520712158.513276.411.094.383.9125.575.9
6-101328362.910227.712.3107.621.5117.7105.7
Total33920460.223496.911.5195.6102.9236.487.5
Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51549159.111547.512.763.953.2127.282.0
6-1017811765.712947.311.152.831.7147.389.5
Total33220862.724487.411.8113.382.4267.386.0
Colin Kaepernick (49ers)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
6-101327053.09387.113.453.821.5117.782.2
Total1327053.09387.113.453.821.5117.782.2
Cam Newton (Panthers)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51337757.99747.312.664.553.8138.980.2
6-101448458.310207.112.142.821.4106.583.7
Total27716158.119947.212.4103.672.5237.782.0
Joe Flacco (Ravens)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-521613863.912825.99.352.341.9114.880.1
6-101639960.710926.711.042.553.184.776.0
Total37923762.523746.310.092.492.4194.878.3
Jay Cutler (Bears)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-5462860.93738.113.312.224.3814.875.7
6-10613659.04347.112.123.323.357.678.2
Total1076459.88077.512.632.843.71310.877.1
Case Keenum (Rams)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51528857.910967.212.542.653.3127.375.4
6-1016110364.010736.710.453.163.7116.478.0
Total31319161.021696.911.492.9113.5236.876.8
Josh McCown (Browns)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-5332060.62607.913.026.126.138.380.4
6-10623150.04006.512.923.246.546.154.5
Total955153.76606.912.944.266.376.963.5
Kirk Cousins (Redskins)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-519212967.214327.511.173.652.684.090.5
6-1016210866.712847.911.974.321.242.499.9
Total35423766.927167.711.5144.072.0123.394.8
Tyrod Taylor (Bills)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51398661.98976.510.464.321.4106.788.9
6-101307759.28726.711.343.110.8139.186.4
Total26916360.617696.610.9103.731.1237.987.7
Trevor Siemian (Broncos)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51016867.38248.212.165.933.087.399.6
6-1019010756.312046.311.363.242.1115.577.2
Total29117560.120287.011.6124.172.4196.185.0
Blake Bortles (Jaguars)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51609861.310506.610.774.463.8127.079.4
6-1022013059.113716.210.594.152.393.981.5
Total38022860.024216.410.6164.2112.9215.280.6
Brock Osweiler (Texans)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-518810958.011336.010.463.273.7115.570.6
6-101368159.66855.08.553.721.564.278.8
Total32419058.618185.69.6113.492.8175.074.1
Blaine Gabbert (49ers)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-51508758.08905.910.253.364.0106.369.6
Total1508758.08905.910.253.364.0106.369.6
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets)
WeeksAttCompPctYdsAvg
Att
Avg
Comp
TDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SackedPct
Sacked
Rating
1-519211157.812676.611.452.6105.294.564.7
6-101075854.27156.712.332.832.887.072.8
Total29916956.519826.611.782.7134.3175.467.6

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