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Jameis Winston, Oliver Luck, Blaine Gabbert & Alex Smith Worst Week Two Passers

By Chris Malumphy

Who would have thought that some of the worst passing performances in week two of the 2016 NFL season would be put up by Jameis Winston (quarterback rating of 39.2), Oliver Luck (64.3) and Alex Smith (68.1). While Blaine Gabbert (64.9) could be expected to be among the worst on any given Sunday (or Monday and Thursdays nowadays), the others are well-above average quarterbacks. Of course, their opponents last week do have pretty good defenses that can send any quarterback into a tailspin: Winston (Cardinals), Luck (Broncos), Gabbert (Panthers), Smith (Texans).

As a Browns loyalist, I was more than dismayed by the bogus taunting call on Terrelle Pryor near the end their game against Ravens game on Sunday. The Browns were threatening a game-winning drive, and Pryor had just made a catch that with a defensive holding penalty against the Ravens would have given the Browns a first down at about the 10 with 20 some seconds to go. Instead, the call against Pryor placed the ball back on the 30. At that point, Josh McCown's quarterback rating for the day stood at 95.8. The next play was a desperation toss into the end zone that was intercepted, dropping McCown's rating to 80.4 a 15.4 point drop. It never occurred to me before how just one play in a game in which a quarterback threw over 30 passes could change a quarterback's rating. It never occurred to me that a referee's call on a different play could influence that rating either. No excuses for a throw that didn't need to be made, but McCown played a gutsy game with a serious injury and the referee's call destroyed the Browns' chance at a victory. I'm sure McCown doesn't care a twit about his stats, but he played a heck of a game and it's a shame that his stats no longer reflect that.

2016 Week Two Passing Statistics
NameTeamOppAttCPctYdsAvgTDPct
TD
IntPct
Int
SacksYds
Lost
QB
Rating
Score
Philip RiversChargersJaguars241770.82209.2416.700313138.9W 38 - 14
Matt RyanFalconsRaiders342676.539611.638.812.917131.5W 35 - 28
Jimmy GaroppoloPatriotsDolphins271866.72348.7311.10000130.8W 31 - 24
Carson PalmerCardinalsBuccaneers311858.13089.939.70014124.1W 40 - 7
Sam BradfordVikingsPackers3122712869.226.500432121.2W 17 - 14
Ryan FitzpatrickJetsBills342470.63741112.90014116.5W 37 - 31
Derek CarrRaidersFalcons453475.62996.636.70010115L 28 - 35
Tyrod TaylorBillsJets3018602979.931013.300112.8L 31 - 37
Cam NewtonPanthers49ers4024603538.841012.510111.8W 46 - 27
EJ ManuelBillsJets111001010000000108.3L 31 - 37
Eli ManningGiantsSaints41327836890000215104.1W 16 - 13
Dak PrescottCowboysRedskins302273.32929.70000414103.7W 27 - 23
Marcus MariotaTitansLions332575.82387.226.113314102.8W 16 - 15
Jacoby BrissettPatriotsDolphins9666.79210.20000222100.2W 31 - 24
Ryan TannehillDolphinsPatriots453271.13898.624.424.40093.7L 24 - 31
Brian HoyerBearsEagles12975786.500000091.7L 14 - 29
Drew BreesSaintsGiants442965.9263612.30021689.5L 13 - 16
Carson WentzEaglesBears342161.81905.612.90021086.6W 29 - 14
Case KeenumRamsSeahawks3018602398000032085.3W 9 - 3
Russell WilsonSeahawksRams352262.92547.3000021584.7L 3 - 9
Andy DaltonBengalsSteelers543157.43666.811.9001084.3L 16 - 24
Kirk CousinsRedskinsCowboys462860.93647.912.212.221484L 23 - 27
Josh McCownBrownsRavens332060.62607.926.126.131880.4L 20 - 25
Trevor SiemianBroncosColts332266.72668.100131078.6W 34 - 20
Ben RoethlisbergerSteelersBengals371951.4259738.125.41978.5W 24 - 16
Blake BortlesJaguarsChargers5031623296.6242421077.8L 14 - 38
Jay CutlerBearsEagles171270.61579.20015.931574.9L 14 - 29
Matthew StaffordLionsTitans4022552606.512.512.542272.9L 15 - 16
Joe FlaccoRavensBrowns452555.63026.724.424.40072.6W 25 - 20
Aaron RodgersPackersVikings362055.62135.912.812.853370.7L 14 - 17
Brock OsweilerTexansChiefs331957.62688.11326.121468.8W 19 - 12
Alex SmithChiefsTexans372054.11865000041468.1L 12 - 19
Blaine Gabbert49ersPanthers361747.22436.825.625.62664.9L 27 - 46
Andrew LuckColtsBroncos402152.51974.912.512.552764.3L 20 - 34
Drew StantonCardinalsBuccaneers4125112.800000039.6W 40 - 7
Kellen ClemensChargersJaguars1000000000039.6W 38 - 14
Jameis WinstonBuccaneersCardinals522751.92434.711.947.732239.2L 7 - 40

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