QBER/Week 12: For Brees, Nothing Succeeds Like Six-cess

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Paul Ladewski in NFL
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(QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongsùthe ability of a quarterback to advance the ball, avoid negative plays, and score touchdowns in comparison to his peers. A rating of 100.0 is the league average.) Several quarterbacks have turned in dominant performances this season, but one stands out more than any of them.áItÆs the remarkable ability of Drew Brees to find the end zone. In 361 pass calls, Brees has accounted for 26 net touchdowns, which is more than twice (102.9 percent) the league average of one TD per 13.9 pass attempts. Already the New Orleans Saints veteran has had games of three, four, five and six touchdown passes this season. Minnesota Vikings quarterback B ...

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