Defensive Real Quarterback Rating

Through Week 1 of the 2012 Regular Season

About Defensive Real Quarterback Rating. We introduced Real Quarterback Rating and Defensive Real Quarterback Rating before the 2011 season as a way to quantify all aspect of QB play. It’s been a TOTAL score behind your wildest dreams. Teams better in Real QB Rating in 2011 and 2012 went an incredible 441-70 (.863), proving that winning in the NFL is almost always about more efficient play at the QB position.

The current passer rating is just that, a measure of passing effectiveness. Real Defensive Quarterback Rating measures how opposing quarterbacks perform against a given team not just passing, but also rushing. It also takes into account fumbles, rushes, rushing yards and sack stats to produce a new kind of rating that measures an opposing quarterback’s overall performance with the ball, not just as a passer when he actually releases the ball (which is all that passer rating currently measures.

ATT(attempts) = pass attempts + rush attempts + plus sacks; ADV (advances) = completions + rush attempts. NetYds (net yards) = passing yards + rushing yards – yards lost on sacks. TDs (touchdowns) = TDs passing + TDs rushing by QBs. TOs (turnovers) = interceptions + fumbles by QBs. QBR (Quarterback Rating).


13   New England47312751270.79
23   Miami37242521093.52
15   Minnesota46282482180.71
16   Jacksonville30212670183.61
32   Kansas City352631740139.82
2   Houston41231950338.16
22   Indianapolis41253102190.50
19   Detroit31191751087.43
25   Green Bay362622120106.37
29   N.Y. Giants362730231115.74
31   New Orleans372834820122.35
10   N.Y. Jets34202033368.63
24   Oakland35252241097.80
1   Philadelphia3914136046.94
28   Pittsburgh322324320114.45
18   San Diego49322761086.78
20   San Francisco52353062187.50
12   Seattle39222111169.50
8   Los Angeles49323461367.22
4   Baltimore45262040250.60
7   Atlanta40252612366.77
11   Denver47242132168.84
5   Arizona45261591253.84
14   Tampa Bay41282951276.78
27   Cincinnati382631420111.07
3   Chicago50253021442.25
9   Washington54243263267.36
21   Carolina33231411088.07
26   Tennessee342522920111.03
30   Buffalo322427731118.88
17   Dallas35211871083.87
6   Cleveland65363382454.52

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