Quarterback Power Rankings: Week 12 Edition

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As the playoffs approach, quarterback play becomes even more important.

Here is the 13th edition of the quarterback power rankings.

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No. 32: Brandon Allen, Cincinnati Bengals: (+0)

Allen led the Bengals on a gutsy final drive to cover the spread.

No. 31: Mike Glennon, Jacksonville Jaguars (+0)

Glennon and the Jaguars came up just short in their upset bid. Glennon had a 96.7 passer rating.

No. 30: Sam Darnold, New York Jets (Last Week: Not Included)

Darnold ended with a 51.0 passer rating after two interceptions and zero touchdowns.

No. 29: Drew Lock, Denver Broncos (+1)

In a bizarre turn of events, Lock and the rest of the active Bronco quarterbacks were designated close contacts. Kendall Hinton got the start against the Saints, and he struggled mightily.

No. 28: Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (-2)

Wentz salvaged his day with a Hail-Mary touchdown to Richard Rodgers.

No. 27: Colt McCoy, New York Giants (Last Week: Not Included)

After Daniel Jones left with an injury, McCoy came in to ice the game. He completed six of 10 passes for 31 yards.

No. 26: Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (Last Week: Not Included)

Trubisky had an interesting start, throwing three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Green Bay blew out the Bears.

No. 25: Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys (-4)

Dalton had a rough Thanksgiving, throwing a pick-six and finishing with an 84.8 passer rating

No. 24: Alex Smith, Washington Football Team (+4)

Smith took a backseat to Antonio Gibson’s breakout performance.

No. 23: Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins (+2)

Tagovailoa missed Week 12 with a thumb injury.

No. 22: Nick Mullens, San Francisco 49ers (+1)

Despite Mullens’s struggles, San Francisco pulled out the victory.

No. 21: Cam Newton, New England Patriots (-1)

Newton’s 23.6 passer rating was not offset with rushing touchdowns as James White stole both of New England’s red zone rushing touchdowns.

No. 20: Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts (-1)

Rivers and the Colts fell to Tennessee. Rivers’ backup, Jacoby Brissett, came in and rushed for a pair of touchdowns.

No. 19: Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (-1)

Goff threw a pair of interceptions in a three-point Rams loss.

No. 18: Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (+4)

Mayfield is beginning to heat up. He tossed a pair of touchdowns in a two-point win over Jacksonville.

No. 17: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (+0)

Stafford had an underwhelming Thanksgiving. His 84.9 passer rating was average.

No. 16: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2)

Brady tossed a pair of ugly interceptions, but he and Rob Gronkowski were up to connect for over 100 yards.

No. 15: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (+1)

Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 and missed Baltimore’s matchup with Pittsburgh. Jackson should return for Baltimore’s Week 13 game against the Cowboys.

No. 14: Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers (-4)

Bridgewater’s return to Minnesota resulted in a loss.

No. 13: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (+2)

Ryan and the Falcons won by 37 over Las Vegas. Ryan did not need to be special.

No. 12: Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (+0)

While he ended with a 43.2 passer rating, Hill added a pair of rushing touchdowns in a 28-point win.

No. 11: Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (-3)

Herbert had a 75.5 passer rating against Buffalo. While the Chargers were not expecting to win, Herbert should have played better.

No. 10: Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (-3)

Murray threw an interception in a road loss against the Patriots.

No. 9: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (+4)

Cousins played an excellent game, throwing three touchdowns and going over 300 passing yards.

No. 8: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (+1)

Pittsburgh pass-catchers dropped seven passes. Roethlisberger became the second quarterback this season (Goff versus Tampa Bay) to attempt 50 passes and win the game.

No. 7: Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (-2)

Carr and the Raiders had a rough day at the office, losing by 36.

No. 6: Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (+5)

Tannehill posted a strong 108.3 passer rating against the Colts.

No. 5: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (+1)

Allen had an up-and-down day against the Chargers. He ended with an 88.4 passer rating.

No. 4: Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (+0)

Watson posted an absurd 150.4 passer rating in a dominating Thanksgiving Day victory over the Lions.

No. 3: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (+0)

Rodgers shredded the Bears defense for four touchdowns on 29 attempts. He ended with a 132.3 passer rating.

No. 2: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (+0)

It was a fairly quiet night for Wilson, but he did manage to post a 102.9 passer rating.

No. 1: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (+0)

Mahomes and Tyreek Hill went ballistic. Hill had 200 receiving yards in the first quarter, helping Mahomes to eclipse 400 in the game. He had a great 124.7 passer rating.

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