NFL Quarterback Play and Offensive Schemes Deteriorate in Week Seven

By Chris Malumphy

The quality of NFL quarterbacking and offensive schemes clearly deteriorated in week seven. Do you doubt it? Consider the quarterback ratings for these winning quarterbacks: Matt Ryan 63.1, Colt McCoy 59.0, Jay Cutler 60.2, and Matt Cassel 38.3. Then take into consideration the ratings for these quarterbacks who either started or played considerably: Charlie Whitehurst 35.0, Matt Hasselbeck 38.8, Matt Stafford 75.4, Philip Rivers 51.4, Josh Freeman 51.4, Kyle Boller 22.3, Carson Palmer 17.3