Wednesday Quarterbacks with SAL: Week 6


I hope everyone has enjoyed the first couple of weeks of mine and SAL’s Wednesday Quarterbacks, where we rank individually five quarterbacks based on their week’s performance.

So who were the best quarterbacks out of Week 6? Let’s find out.

SAL  – 5. Drew Brees
Stats: 312 yards, 1 TD, 77% completion percentage
Drew Brees makes my top 5 this week at the 5 spot. He wasn’t amazing or flashy but very efficient and his play helped his team earn a win over an undefeated team. Brees was 30/39 for 312 yards and 1 touchdown.

#D46 – 5. Colin Kaepernick
Stats: 340 yards, 2 TD, 59% completion percentage
You could make your case for him NOT being on this list, but I feel I owe it to Kaepernick. I’m not that fond of him, and I feel the 49ers need a change of quarterback, or at least an open QB competition to get back on the right track. I feel he’s like RG3 as that ‘one year wonder’, but just is never talked about, because at least Kaep is always available. Colin likely associated his opponents on Sunday with the Super Bowl loss he suffered so early on in his career, and he was able to channel all that and win this game at home, but put up big numbers doing so. 340 yards and a couple scores proved to be the deciding factor in a narrow victory over Baltimore.

SAL – 4. Colin Kaepernick
Stats: 340 yards, 2 TD, 59% completion percentage
I thought he had a great game. He was very poised and in control all day; 16/27 for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns. Yeah, it’s the Ravens and they kinda stink, but I am a vocal and huge critic of Kaepernick and have been. I liked what I saw from him. He has good receivers in Torrey Smith and Boldin so it’s good to see him get something going.

#D46 – 4. Matthew Stafford
Stats: 405 yards, 4 TD, 64% completion percentage
It’s safe to say without this game, the Detroit Lions are 0-6 right now. You could also make the case that if a catch was a catch, he has three touchdowns, the Lions are winless, and Stafford’s not on the list… But I won’t get into that. What I will get into is Stafford came off a game being benched, to throw for 405 yards, 4 touchdowns, and he led his team to victory. He also made the big throws when he needed to, and this is why he’s here on my list.

SAL – 3. Cam Newton
Stats: 269 yards, TD, 56% completion percentage
Now I’ve said before I believe that game winning drives will most likely get you into this list. Cam did just that. Down on the road at Seattle, Cam put together a drive to come from behind and stun the Seattle Seahawks giving them their 4th loss of the season. Cam’s stats were not eye popping, a pretty mediocre day at that; 20/36 269 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. But when it was on the line Cam got it done and his team is moving into next week 5-0 and hosting the Eagles on Sunday night.

#D46 – 3. Philip Rivers
Stats: 503 yards, 2 TDs, 66% completion percentage
Rivers throws for five hundred yards, which says enough, really. But should I say, he had this big game against one of the best passing defenses in the league? Don’t even recognize I failed to mention he did this at Lambeau. The Chargers likely win if he has this game against any other team, but not so that he was head-to-head with Aaron Rodgers. Rivers made the case to be ranked a little higher, but I just can’t. Who did I rank higher than Rivers? Just bypass SAL’s number two pick and go straight to it. ;)

SAL – 2. Brian Hoyer
Stats: 293 yards, 3 TDs, 67% completion percentage
Brian had a ball game. Thrown back into the mix when Mallet had the Texans offense were doing virtually nothing he won the job back for his decent performance in the second half against the Colts. This week he dotted the Jags for 293 yards and 3 touchdowns with a QBR of 92.6 and a passer rating of 119.3. Yeah some of you may say “But it’s the Jags” and it is. It absolutely is but Brian gives his team a chance to win. The Texans were on pace for the number 1 overall pick in my opinion and now find themselves 2-4 and actually 1 game back in their division. It was a must win for the Texans and Hoyer delivered.

#D46 – 2. Cam Newton
Stats: 269 yards, TD, 56% completion percentage
SAL said earlier that Newton’s stats look bad, but if you watched him on Sunday against the Seahawks, he looked like a #1 overall pick! I’m highly critical of not only Cam Newton, but the Panthers in general. The Panthers finally beat the Seahawks, and Cam Newton was a huge part of that. Newton made the throws he needed to, he made a Seattle secondary look mediocre throughout the day, and he had a fourth quarter to remember, that was capped off by a go-ahead touchdown pass to Olsen. Incredible day for Cam!

SAL – 1. Philip Rivers
Stats: 503 yards, 2 TDs, 66% completion percentage
If you have read these rankings before and especially mine I’m not too sure about #D46, but most of my QBs on this list won their game. Rivers did not. But none the less he was impressive. Rivers dotted up the Packers in Lambeau for 503 yards, a passer rating of 99.7 and 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions and half of his receiver core literally didn’t even play. Keenan Allen was catching Rivers’ passes left and right and then even HE got hurt. I think Rivers deserves the nod here. He came down the final second with a chance to knock off the Packers and fell just short. Rivers is my number 1 spot this week.

#D46 – 1. Andy Dalton
Stats: 243 yards, 3 TDs, 67% completion percentage
I personally feel my mentor purposely gave no credit to Mr. Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals. He went up to Buffalo, which is a tough place to play, against the Bills defense, which is a top ten passing defense in their own right, and he not only got a win, but played well doing it, completing two-thirds of his passes and throwing for three touchdowns. Dalton’s another one I’m highly critical of, but he has stepped up his game, finally. That was not only a huge win, but also a very big game for Dalton, as he’s minimizing the brains of the doubters.

Who made the most sense this week when it comes to ranking the quarterbacks based on their Week 6 performances? Let us know in the comment section down below who was more spot-on. Was it I, #D46, or was it my buddy SAL?

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