Week 13 was a complete mixed bag for the quarterbacks in the NFL, with a big drop-off in ratings across the board. It was the second lowest average rating of 2018 at 47.3%, a 10.1% drop from Week 12 and it has brought the average rating for 2018 down to 53.6%, which is still nearly 4% above last year’s rating of 49.8% at the same point in the season.
After Drew Brees posted his lowest rating of 2018 with 31.8% in the Saints’ loss to the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football, Patrick Mahomes has overtaken him at the head of the 2018 rankings. Mahomes posted a 72.7% rating in the Chiefs’ win over the Raiders, and leads Brees by the narrowest of margins with a 71.1% rating (to Brees’ 71.0%). Philip Rivers lies just behind them in third place with a 2018 rating of 69.2% as he also had a strong showing in Week 13. Rivers led the Chargers to a come from behind victory on the road in Pittsburgh, posting a 71.2% rating for the second straight week.
QB Index Ratings - Week 13
QB Index Ratings - 2018 Season to Date (min 100 attempts)
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