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Buffalo just sacked Tannehill again

Buffalo just sacked Tannehill again.

Did you happen to notice the stat line produced by Ryan Tannehill last week? He completed just 10 of 27 passes for only 82 yards in a 19-0 loss to the Bills. A 37% completion rate and a 3.0 yards per attempt average are ugly numbers in their own right, but Tannehill was also sacked seven times for 46 yards. That means on 34 dropbacks, he produced…. 36 yards.

Tannehill did not throw an interception in the 19-0 shutout, so perhaps that’s why this game has gone under the radar. But a quarterback does not get to fare so poorly and avoid coverage of it at Football Perspective. Can you imagine if Tony Romo or Jay Cutler had a game like this? Why aren’t people talking about this? Tannehill averaged One Net Yard per Attempt over THIRTY FOUR DROPBACKS!?! Tannehill’s NY/A average dropped from 5.72 to 5.46, an unheard of drop this late in the season.

To be fair, Tannehill’s lack of interceptions does make the performance less horrible. But today, I want to just focus on yards produced on pass attempts (including sacks). Lots of good quarterbacks have had bad days when it comes to interceptions, but how often does a quarterback struggle so much on nearly every play for 34 plays?

Let’s provide some context. This season, the average pass play (including sacks) has produced 6.217 net yards, which means you would expect 34 dropbacks to produce 211.4 yards. That means Tannehill’s performance produced 175.4 net yards under average. Among quarterbacks with at least 15 pass attempts in a game, that’s the 25th worst performance since 1960, and the 7th worst performance since 2000.

The table below shows the worst 250 performances since 1960, although the only game I calculated for 2013 was Tannehill’s. The worst performance using this formula goes to Green Bay’s Lynn Dickey in 1981 against the Jets in week 16. He completed just 12 of 33 passes for 96 yards (I’ve included the TD and INT numbers even though they are not part of the calculation), and was sacked an incredible 9 times for 57 yards (Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko, and Marty Lyons each had multiple sacks). So on 42 dropbacks, Dickey gained 39 yards, for an average of 0.9 NY/A. The NFL average that season was 6.02 NY/A, which means Dickey produced 214 Net Yards below average.

Rk
Quarterback
Tm
Year
Opp
Wk
Boxscore
Cmp
Att
Yd
TD
INT
Sk
SkYd
NY/A
NFL
Value
1Lynn DickeyGNB1981NYJ16Boxscore123396019570.96.02-214
2Jim NinowskiDET1960CHI8Boxscore102612102121070.45.91-210
3Len DawsonKAN1963OAK9Boxscore6254902671-0.75.8-202
4Kim McQuilkenATL1976SFO7Boxscore72544026.973.3-0.95.28-198
5Mickey SlaughterDEN1964BUF13Boxscore11301241010.681.31.15.87-196
6Kyle BollerBAL2004NWE12Boxscore153593014461.26.14-193
7Sam BradfordSTL2011WAS4Boxscore2043164107372.56.32-189
8Steve PisarkiewiczSTL1979CHI16Boxscore52865027.947.30.55.76-189
9David KlinglerCIN1992PIT13Boxscore16341400010721.55.78-186
10Bobby DouglassCHI1971DEN12Boxscore62550027.356.5-0.25.57-186
11Jack ConcannonCHI1969DET14Boxscore1235790343915.76-185
12Stan GelbaughSEA1992PHI15Boxscore93166125420.75.78-184
13Donovan McNabbPHI2007NYG4Boxscore15311380012621.86.05-184
14Bobby DouglassCHI1971DET10Boxscore62668048620.25.57-183
15Paul McDonaldCLE1984KAN5Boxscore17381860411782.25.9-181
16Bill NelsenPIT1965STL5Boxscore6205101767-0.66.08-180
17Joe PisarcikNYG1979STL2Boxscore1335112026.850.61.55.76-179
18Mark SanchezNYJ2011NYG16Boxscore3059258125323.56.32-179
19Craig MortonDAL1965GNB6Boxscore1020610296206.08-177
20Randall CunninghamPHI1994ARI12Boxscore1744151014412.35.98-177
21Bobby HoyingPHI1998SEA1Boxscore92360019480.45.89-177
22David GarrardJAX2010PHI3Boxscore1330105017531.46.17-176
23Phil SimmsNYG1980SFO12Boxscore15281180110671.35.96-175
24Ryan TannehillMIA2013BUF16Boxscore102782007461.16.22-175
25Tim TebowDEN2011DET8Boxscore1839172117552.56.32-174
26Jack ThompsonTAM1983NOR8Boxscore1634124036.653.81.76.01-174
27Dave WilsonNOR1983SFO11Boxscore1629132029771.46.01-173
28Dan DarraghBUF1968OAK2Boxscore42048106.272.3-0.95.69-173
29Wade WilsonNOR1993CLE14Boxscore1529119109711.35.81-173
30Joe FlaccoBAL2012HOU7Boxscore2143147124262.66.25-173
31David WoodleyMIA1980NWE6Boxscore11284802429.60.65.96-172
32David CarrHOU2002SDG2Boxscore62587029580.95.88-171
33Eric HippleDET1982CHI3Boxscore1532119127621.55.84-171
34Bob WatersSFO1963DET4Boxscore81952016.963-0.46.15-170
35Mike TaliaferroBOS1968HOU5Boxscore83498034.449.71.35.69-170
36Troy AikmanDAL1991PHI3Boxscore11251120311671.35.97-170
37Max ChoboianDEN1966OAK10Boxscore9309302556.715.87-169
38Luke McCownCLE2004BUF14Boxscore82062126.766.7-0.26.14-168
39Donovan McNabbPHI2003NWE2Boxscore1846186027.741.22.75.84-168
40Jay SchroederWAS1986NYG0Boxscore2050195014452.85.88-167
41Babe ParilliBOS1967OAK7Boxscore1033118106.269.61.25.49-167
42Kerry CollinsCAR1998GNB4Boxscore20531882141835.89-166
43Randall CunninghamPHI1986DET11Boxscore16301400310.666.81.85.88-166
44Charley JohnsonSTL1963CLE12Boxscore92658004390.66.15-165
45Randall CunninghamPHI1988CLE7Boxscore1527114029661.35.93-165
46Kerry CollinsNYG2000BAL0Boxscore15391120442625.85-165
47Matt CasselKAN2010OAK17Boxscore1133115025461.86.17-165
48Marc BulgerSTL2006CAR11Boxscore19341420176225.97-165
49Bruce GradkowskiTAM2006NYG8Boxscore204813900252.75.97-165
50Eli ManningNYG2007WAS15Boxscore1853184102163.16.05-165
51Tony BanksSTL1998SFO8Boxscore1535121038322.15.89-164
52Joe PisarcikPHI1984DAL14Boxscore2344190126.853.82.75.9-164
53Jesse PalmerNYG2003CAR17Boxscore1843110242112.25.84-164
54Jeff GeorgeIND1991GNB13Boxscore2140184117672.55.97-164
55Cody CarlsonHOU1994PIT10Boxscore22482050064535.98-163
56Richard ToddNYJ1982MIA0Boxscore1537103054261.95.84-162
57Jim ZornSEA1979RAM10Boxscore2172500655-1.35.76-162
58Troy AikmanDAL1990WAS3Boxscore2343207028642.85.98-162
59Bobby DouglassCHI1969RAM6Boxscore82255017500.25.76-162
60Matt HasselbeckSEA2001PHI2Boxscore92462007410.75.87-161
61Jim HartSTL1979DAL8Boxscore1638156007582.25.76-161
62Jay CutlerCHI2010GNB17Boxscore2139168026512.66.17-160
63Scott MitchellDET1997GNB10Boxscore2147158044272.65.7-160
64Bart StarrGNB1969MIN3Boxscore1831128118631.75.76-160
65Vince EvansCHI1981DET12Boxscore41921024.438.6-0.86.02-159
66Mike TaliaferroBOS1968OAK4Boxscore1337120014.740.81.95.69-158
67Trent DilferSFO2007SEA4Boxscore1233128025.851.426.05-158
68Lynn DickeyGNB1976CIN3Boxscore52045025.269.6-15.28-158
69Mark BrunellWAS2005NYG8Boxscore112865014.132.915.9-158
70Cleo LemonMIA2007NWE16Boxscore1841171107382.86.05-157
71Greg LandryBAL1979TAM2Boxscore22371832210692.45.76-157
72Norm SneadPHI1967DAL13Boxscore1534132137531.95.75-157
73Rick NortonMIA1969HOU11Boxscore72643053.927.90.55.74-156
74Dan DarraghBUF1969KAN8Boxscore1025132149931.15.74-156
75Bart StarrGNB1965DAL6Boxscore4194200552-0.46.08-156
76Kordell StewartCHI2003SFO1Boxscore143495135231.85.84-156
77Billy Joe TolliverSDG1989NYJ13Boxscore2451230125433.36.12-156
78Fran TarkentonMIN1962BAL2Boxscore1531199011088.42.76.48-155
79Sam BradfordSTL2012CHI3Boxscore1835152026512.56.25-155
80Ben RoethlisbergerPIT2006BAL12Boxscore2141214028.871.32.95.97-155
81Charlie FryeCLE2005PIT16Boxscore2039183008602.65.9-154
82Bubby BristerPIT1989CLE1Boxscore102284036670.66.12-154
83Ken O'BrienNYJ1989SFO8Boxscore2536203009822.76.12-154
84Dieter BrockRAM1985CHI0Boxscore103166013221.35.83-154
85Pete BeathardHOU1969KAN5Boxscore1035110054401.85.74-154
86Billy WadeRAM1960CHI3Boxscore112386116.764.20.75.91-154
87Derek AndersonCLE2008BAL3Boxscore1437125134262.46.16-154
88Don MajkowskiGNB1988BUF9Boxscore112993016391.55.93-153
89Donald HollasOAK1998SDG6Boxscore1235101014.223.325.89-153
90Dan PastoriniHOU1972PIT5Boxscore1022400154005.66-153
91Kevin SweeneyDAL1988MIN11Boxscore102893046441.45.93-153
92Jim PlunkettNWE1971MIA5Boxscore14351340275225.57-152
93Mike BuschNYG1987WAS4Boxscore1441183116592.65.87-152
94Steve YoungSFO1998GNB9Boxscore2439186119542.85.89-151
95Bert JonesBAL1980STL8Boxscore19432501212733.25.96-151
96Phil SimmsNYG1981NYJ9Boxscore2235182018.8692.66.02-151
97Bert JonesBAL1975NWE5Boxscore122470006570.45.45-150
98Jeff RutledgeNYG1983STL8Boxscore2046210026483.16.01-150
99Ryan LindleyARI2012NYJ13Boxscore103172012161.76.25-150
100Cade McNownCHI2000TAM2Boxscore152996025471.45.85-150
101Norm SneadWAS1961BAL11Boxscore93291033281.86.08-150
102Fran TarkentonMIN1961CHI14Boxscore122216141121041.76.08-150
103Archie ManningNOR1972SFO3Boxscore1335128045511.95.66-150
104Jim PlunkettOAK1980KAN5Boxscore2052238255.246.83.35.96-150
105Bubby BristerNYJ1995CAR7Boxscore1741143033302.65.96-149
106Len DawsonKAN1970DEN3Boxscore10261090377615.51-149
107Archie ManningNOR1975MIN9Boxscore5186210869-0.35.45-149
108Vinny TestaverdeTAM1989PHO12Boxscore19422002156136.12-149
109Troy AikmanDAL1998ARI0Boxscore2249191134273.15.89-148
110Dan MarinoMIA1997NWE0Boxscore1743141024212.65.7-148
111Carson PalmerCIN2004MIA2Boxscore2138147015312.76.14-148
112Mark BrunellJAX1996PIT12Boxscore28472150265435.83-148
113David KlinglerCIN1994HOU4Boxscore10301150374125.98-147
114Joe FlaccoBAL2011JAX7Boxscore2138137113252.76.32-147
115Scott BrunnerNYG1983STL14Boxscore1035108043272.16.01-147
116Jim KellyBUF1987NWE14Boxscore1331125015611.85.87-147
117Chris WeinkeCAR2001ARI16Boxscore366322311003.55.87-147
118Jason CampbellWAS2008PIT9Boxscore2443206027453.26.16-147
119Dave WilsonNOR1985RAM9Boxscore1935156117.753.82.45.83-146
120Scott TinsleyPHI1987CHI3Boxscore72265006.742.80.85.87-146
121Randy JohnsonATL1970MIN14Boxscore19331620397725.51-146
122Frank SeurerKAN1987GNB10Boxscore1332107014.737.61.95.87-146
123Charlie WhitehurstSEA2011CLE7Boxscore1230970142826.32-146
124Steve FullerCHI1984SFO0Boxscore132287019501.25.9-146
125Jim KellyBUF1991WAS0Boxscore2858275244.945.23.75.97-146
126Tom BradyNWE2009BAL18Boxscore2342154233222.96.17-146
127Randall CunninghamPHI1994PIT15Boxscore92759013251.15.98-146
128Bob GrieseMIA1967BUF7Boxscore16371071142725.49-145
129Archie ManningNOR1980RAM12Boxscore122692025.946.81.45.96-145
130Spergon WynnCLE2000JAX14Boxscore51617005.337.3-15.85-145
131Milt PlumDET1965WAS3Boxscore72342043290.56.08-145
132Vince FerragamoRAM1984DAL1Boxscore113384042.916.51.95.9-144
133Cotton DavidsonOAK1964KAN9Boxscore1532133115.954.72.15.87-144
134Jay FiedlerMIA2003NWE14Boxscore1331111025451.85.84-144
135Ralph GuglielmiWAS1960CLE10Boxscore1726125018681.75.91-144
136Tom YewcicBOS1962OAK14Boxscore1335108025222.25.74-144
137Bernie KosarCLE1990PIT1Boxscore1330120007422.15.98-143
138Rusty HilgerDET1988NYG7Boxscore928130117651.95.93-142
139Dennis ShawBUF1971MIN3Boxscore122067027590.35.57-142
140Jake PlummerARI2002KAN13Boxscore143188033.626.71.85.88-142
141Dan OrlovskyIND2011BAL14Boxscore1737136114192.96.32-142
142Steve BartkowskiATL1977SFO8Boxscore1226105027760.95.18-142
143Brady QuinnCLE2009BAL10Boxscore133199024252.16.17-142
144Andrew WalterOAK2006SEA9Boxscore1635166009452.85.97-142
145Jim NinowskiCLE1962PHI3Boxscore92760031.616.41.56.48-142
146Ryan FitzpatrickCIN2008PIT7Boxscore2135164107472.86.16-142
147Mark RypienWAS1993DAL17Boxscore123081023.627.31.65.81-142
148Frank RyanCLE1967MIN10Boxscore112193008680.95.75-142
149Mark BrunellWAS2004BAL5Boxscore132983113281.76.14-142
150Sam BradfordSTL2011SEA11Boxscore2040181115383.26.32-142
151Chris MillerATL1989NOR8Boxscore1532135106442.46.12-141
152Mike PhippsCLE1974CIN1Boxscore92237115340.15.35-141
153David CarrHOU2002IND13Boxscore2035137006372.45.88-141
154Mike PhippsCLE1974CIN5Boxscore102783114.8540.95.35-141
155Randall CunninghamPHI1987NYG12Boxscore2043227209633.25.87-141
156Josh FreemanTAM2009NYJ14Boxscore143393033122.36.17-141
157Kim McQuilkenATL1975MIN8Boxscore52643053260.65.45-141
158Ken StablerHOU1980SEA5Boxscore2350174151113.25.96-141
159Bobby HoyingPHI1998DAL9Boxscore1339124022.818.62.55.89-141
160Vince EvansCHI1981WAS6Boxscore837131043.627.12.66.02-141
161Danny KanellNYG1997WAS13Boxscore2037168116632.45.7-140
162Brian SipeCLE1981HOU2Boxscore2553234014313.66.02-140
163Boomer EsiasonCIN1987NOR14Boxscore1737170226582.65.87-140
164Matt CasselKAN2009NYG4Boxscore1532127205392.46.17-140
165Fran TarkentonMIN1962GNB1Boxscore1123100156521.76.48-140
166Jack ConcannonCHI1970MIN4Boxscore1935112034371.95.51-140
167J.P. LosmanBUF2008NYJ15Boxscore2439148133292.86.16-140
168Ken DorseySFO2004CHI8Boxscore1636122013222.66.14-140
169Troy AikmanDAL1990PHO6Boxscore92561024271.25.98-139
170Jimmy ClausenCAR2010CHI5Boxscore922610153416.17-139
171Babe ParilliBOS1966SDG1Boxscore1339137043.824.72.65.87-139
172Norm SneadWAS1961SFO1Boxscore834140035422.56.08-139
173Rich GannonKAN1996OAK15Boxscore1233881131725.83-139
174Bart StarrGNB1962DET11Boxscore11191420210931.76.48-139
175Bert JonesBAL1973CLE1Boxscore62256115520.15.29-139
176Dave KriegSEA1985DEN7Boxscore932115135382.15.83-139
177Ron JaworskiPHI1986NYG6Boxscore62250014.731.40.75.88-138
178Neil O'DonnellPIT1994DAL1Boxscore13261270095625.98-138
179Jay CutlerCHI2012GNB2Boxscore1127126147522.26.25-138
180Matt CavanaughNWE1982NYJ2Boxscore6176403668-0.25.84-138
181Ken StablerNOR1983TAM8Boxscore122994144341.86.01-138
182Jim HartSTL1968BAL10Boxscore174716304218.62.95.77-138
183Doug WilliamsTAM1980CHI5Boxscore92889004.434.11.75.96-138
184George HerringDEN1961HOU12Boxscore1740167165.749.52.65.59-138
185Matt HasselbeckSEA2009ARI6Boxscore1029112015402.16.17-138
186Eli ManningNYG2011SFO0Boxscore3258316206494.26.32-138
187Mike BorylaPHI1976CLE10Boxscore142473046520.75.28-137
188Chris ChandlerTAM1990SFO11Boxscore1329125017472.25.98-137
189Billy WadeCHI1962DET7Boxscore102054003.837.10.76.48-137
190Christian PonderMIN2012CHI12Boxscore2243159112153.26.25-137
191Roman GabrielRAM1963CHI9Boxscore72366004371.16.15-137
192Sam EtcheverrySTL1962GNB2Boxscore1530124024.537.32.56.48-137
193Donovan McNabbPHI2000PIT11Boxscore2655213203113.55.85-137
194Steve GroganNWE1979PIT1Boxscore1133123125412.25.76-137
195Gary HuffTAM1977WAS4Boxscore1026138039.391.91.35.18-137
196Bob DavisHOU1968NYJ7Boxscore82483014.656.50.95.69-137
197Terry BradshawPIT1971HOU12Boxscore1431111034.748.81.75.57-137
198David ArcherATL1985CHI12Boxscore21510024.433.5-1.25.83-137
199Jay CutlerCHI2011NOR2Boxscore1945244106583.66.32-136
200Ed BrownPIT1964RAM1Boxscore928111136.155.11.65.64-136
201Dave KriegSEA1989KAN9Boxscore1432126005362.46.12-136
202Tony EasonNWE1984DAL13Boxscore19382041110573.15.9-136
203Babe ParilliBOS1965HOU2Boxscore1538134044.638.82.25.43-136
204Babe ParilliBOS1963KAN14Boxscore72264054.9440.75.8-136
205Al WoodallNYJ1971NWE4Boxscore42420001.911.50.35.57-136
206John HadlSDG1969OAK7Boxscore1245167132.629.42.95.74-136
207Carson PalmerCIN2010NYJ12Boxscore1738135123182.96.17-136
208Greg LandryDET1969MIN6Boxscore1428116046561.85.76-136
209Tom FloresOAK1961NYT7Boxscore82667024351.15.59-136
210Jon KitnaDET2007WAS5Boxscore1629106026302.26.05-136
211Chris WeinkeCAR2001NYJ7Boxscore123476011625.87-136
212June JonesATL1979NOR13Boxscore1842165015302.95.76-136
213Tim RattaySFO2004MIA12Boxscore2338181008343.26.14-136
214Phil SimmsNYG1980PHI6Boxscore143391123122.25.96-135
215Nick FolesPHI2012WAS11Boxscore2146204024273.56.25-135
216Matt CasselKAN2011BUF1Boxscore2236119112142.86.32-135
217Steve BeuerleinARI1994RAM1Boxscore1840158124302.95.98-135
218Neil O'DonnellNYJ1997IND15Boxscore1432151218582.35.7-135
219Dave KriegDET1994MIA17Boxscore2146211125413.35.98-135
220Ron JaworskiPHI1981NYG12Boxscore2045187113333.26.02-135
221Scott ZolakNWE1992IND14Boxscore62055005.244.50.45.78-135
222Donovan McNabbPHI2000NYG0Boxscore20411811164135.85-135
223Mike TaliaferroNYJ1964DEN9Boxscore52167114.452.50.65.87-135
224Don MajkowskiGNB1989KAN14Boxscore1434123014252.66.12-134
225Roman GabrielRAM1966GNB3Boxscore1428124018571.95.59-134
226Kordell StewartPIT1998MIA3Boxscore11358203142.25.89-134
227Bubby BristerPIT1986NWE7Boxscore927100025461.75.88-134
228Matt RobinsonDEN1980PHI1Boxscore18411780253835.96-134
229Chris SimmsTAM2005NWE15Boxscore2134155007472.65.9-134
230Spergon WynnMIN2001BAL17Boxscore132986024.821.31.95.87-134
231Dan PastoriniHOU1972OAK4Boxscore32131043.426.90.25.66-134
232Norm SneadPHI1966STL4Boxscore1645247059793.15.59-134
233Danny WuerffelNOR1997CAR8Boxscore1332132027432.35.7-133
234Bill KenneyKAN1986DEN11Boxscore1842179213.942.835.88-133
235Kerry CollinsCAR1997GNB16Boxscore72656003241.15.7-133
236Fran TarkentonNYG1967DET13Boxscore31648015.358.7-0.55.75-133
237Jeff GeorgeIND1991CLE14Boxscore10211000267215.97-133
238Rusty HilgerDET1988MIN10Boxscore82263114420.85.93-133
239Chad PenningtonNYJ2002OAK0Boxscore2147183124163.35.88-133
240Oliver LuckHOU1986SDG14Boxscore1026110026551.75.88-133
241Archie ManningNOR1977SDG4Boxscore1626124018811.35.18-133
242Norm SneadPHI1968DAL5Boxscore82152144.836.30.65.77-133
243Patrick RamseyWAS2004PIT12Boxscore1934138114.932.12.76.14-133
244Charley JohnsonSTL1962CLE6Boxscore123410713112.62.76.48-132
245John McCormickDEN1965HOU10Boxscore5282013000.75.43-132
246Ken O'BrienNYJ1988CIN6Boxscore1838151104342.85.93-132
247Drew BledsoeBUF2003NYJ6Boxscore2440202016.860.535.84-132
248JaMarcus RussellOAK2008ATL9Boxscore61931014210.46.16-132
249Kevin KolbARI2012STL5Boxscore28502890095246.25-132
250Fran TarkentonMIN1961DET10Boxscore1324116127591.86.08-131

You might notice that the sack numbers include decimal points. That’s because for games prior to 2008, I had to estimate the sacks and sack yards numbers based on the number of pass attempts by the quarterback in that game.1

The best game ever as far as Net Yards above average? Unsurprisingly, that honor goes to Joe Namath from his outstanding performance in that Namath/Unitas shootout that seems to pop up every few months. Note that I did not include any 2013 games when I ran these numbers, although I believe Nick Foles (+225) would have the best game of 2013 for his performance against Oakland (and that doesn’t even count the 7 touchdowns!), narrowly edging out Tony Romo’s +221 against Denver.

Rk
Quarterback
Tm
Year
Opp
Wk
Boxscore
Cmp
Att
Yd
TD
INT
Sk
SkYd
NY/A
NFL
Value
1Joe NamathNYJ1972BAL2Boxscore1528496611616.95.66326
2George BlandaHOU1961BUF7Boxscore1832464440014.55.59285
3James HarrisRAM1976MIA4Boxscore17294362111014.25.28268
4Steve McNairTEN2003HOU6Boxscore18274213010155.84258
5Mark RypienWAS1991ATL11Boxscore1631442600014.35.97257
6Johnny UnitasBAL1967ATL9Boxscore1720370400018.55.75255
7Randall CunninghamMIN1998GNB5Boxscore2032442400013.85.89253
8Y.A. TittleNYG1962WAS7Boxscore2739505700012.96.48252
9Peyton ManningIND2004DEN0Boxscore2733458411413.46.14245
10Steve YoungSFO1993RAM13Boxscore2632462413.511.212.75.81245
11Tommy KramerMIN1986WAS9Boxscore20354904141912.15.88242
12Peyton ManningIND2001BUF2Boxscore2329421421313.95.87242
13Don MeredithDAL1966PHI4Boxscore1926394500.74.814.65.59240
14Steve YoungSFO1992ATL7Boxscore1828399310014.35.78237
15Dan MarinoMIA1984PIT0Boxscore2132421410013.25.9232
16Don HornGNB1969STL14Boxscore2231410510013.25.76232
17Vince FerragamoRAM1982CHI8Boxscore3046509321310.85.84232
18Jim KellyBUF1991CIN8Boxscore1827392530014.55.97231
19Peyton ManningIND2000JAX4Boxscore2336440400012.25.85230
20Boomer EsiasonCIN1986NYJ16Boxscore23304255129135.88228
21Jack KempBUF1964HOU5Boxscore1426378330014.55.87225
22Peyton ManningIND2003DEN0Boxscore2226377500014.55.84225
23Craig MortonDAL1970HOU14Boxscore1317349512.318.517.15.51224
24Steve YoungSFO1993DET16Boxscore1723354400015.45.81220
25Ken O'BrienNYJ1986SEA9Boxscore2632431401.911.612.45.88220
26Doug FlutieBUF2000SEA17Boxscore2025366300014.65.85220
27Richard ToddNYJ1977OAK6Boxscore17293964212112.55.18220
28Steve YoungSFO1992BUF2Boxscore26374493111011.65.78219
29Drew BreesNOR2009NWE12Boxscore1823371501415.36.17219
30Warren MoonHOU1990KAN15Boxscore27455273032210.55.98218
31George BlandaHOU1961NYT10Boxscore2032418710.816.812.25.59218
32Johnny UnitasBAL1967ATL1Boxscore2232401210012.55.75217
33Kurt WarnerSTL2000DEN1Boxscore2535441332811.75.85217
34Fran TarkentonMIN1976DET9Boxscore1725347210013.95.28215
35Don MeredithDAL1966NYG1Boxscore1424358500.75.114.35.59215
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136Mark BrunellJAX1996NWE4Boxscore23394323121910.15.83174
137Earl MorrallBAL1971PIT7Boxscore1119286300.63.414.55.57174
138Kurt WarnerSTL1999SFO5Boxscore2023323511913.15.85174
139Ed BrownPIT1963DAL7Boxscore1531377431711.66.15173
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142Tony RomoDAL2007PHI9Boxscore20253243100136.05173
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146Bobby LaynePIT1960CLE2Boxscore1421296210014.15.91172
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148Matt FlynnGNB2011DET17Boxscore314448061311106.32172
149Jack ConcannonCHI1967STL10Boxscore1124336321.915.412.45.75172
150Jim HartSTL1976DAL6Boxscore2233346320010.55.28172
151Joe MontanaSFO1990GNB9Boxscore2540411300010.35.98172
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153Marc WilsonRAI1984SEA6Boxscore1219309202.510.713.95.9172
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156Kurt WarnerSTL2001IND16Boxscore2330359312011.25.87171
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  1. The Formula: Team Sacks allowed X (QB pass attempts / team pass attempts []
{ 10 comments }
  • Duff Soviet Union December 28, 2013, 2:13 am

    I think the reason it flew under the radar is that last week was a terrible week for quarterback play.

    Football Outsiders says that this was only the fifth worst game of the week. Part of the reason is opponent adjustments (Buffalo probably has the most quietly excellent defense in the NFL) and also, as you mentioned, no turnovers.

    They’ve got Alex Smith, Jason Campbell, Matt Schaub and Matt Cassell all having worse games than this.

    Reply
    • Chase Stuart December 28, 2013, 2:19 pm

      Good point.

      Reply
  • Richie December 30, 2013, 12:41 pm

    sigh…….

    Reply
    • Chase Stuart December 30, 2013, 4:37 pm

      Yesterday was not good for you, eh? I don’t even get any joy out of it, though.

      Reply
      • Richie December 30, 2013, 4:46 pm

        The Dolphins were outscored this season by:
        Oakland
        Tennessee
        St Louis
        Buffalo
        Minnesota

        Just terrible!

        Reply
        • Richie December 30, 2013, 4:51 pm

          Although, Minnesota at least has a couple pretty nice offensive weapons in Patterson and Peterson, despite the poor QB options.

          Reply
  • Archer December 30, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Two QBs easily made the list yesterday: Kirk Cousins and the 120 mil $ SB MVP, with 160 and 175 yards respectively on 52 dropbacks each.
    If my math is correct, that gives Cousins -163 (#55) and Flacco -148 (just outside the bottom 100).

    Reply
    • Chase Stuart December 30, 2013, 4:38 pm

      Those are ugly numbers.

      Reply
  • BigJohnSudz January 1, 2014, 11:41 pm

    This is a critique of the QB’s performance, so I’m curious how much responsibility do you think they bear for taking a sack? Every sack they take counts against them in the average but obviously they can’t block a lineman themselves. Maybe this isn’t much different than when a pick is thrown after a WR bobbles it first but I think the QB has more control over those circumstances with ball location and speed, etc.

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