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Week 15 NFL Quarterback Power Rankings: Tagovailoa Falls, Goff Rises

Former NFL quarterback Matt Cassel played with seven teams in his career, most notably for the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys. His weekly QB rankings are a snapshot of where the league’s 32 current starters are right now.

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1. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

Record: 12-1 | QBR: 70.4 | Passing Touchdowns: 22 | Last Week’s Rank: 2

Comment: Hurts had three total TDs as he is now the MVP betting favorite after the team’s win against the Giants

2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Record: 10-3 | QBR: 77.9 | Passing Touchdowns: 33 | Last Week’s Rank: 1

Comment: Mahomes threw three INTs in an uncharacteristic performance against a talented Denver defense.

3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Record: 10-3 | QBR: 73.2 | Passing Touchdowns: 26 | Last Week’s Rank: 3

Comment: Allen and the Bills are still first place in the AFC despite a tough day through the air.

4. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 9-4 | QBR: 59.6 | Passing Touchdowns: 27 | Last Week’s Rank: 4

Comment: Burrow’s numbers weren’t all-world, but he led the Bengals to a home win over Cleveland.

5. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

Record: 7-6 | QBR: 58 | Passing Touchdowns: 21 | Last Week’s Rank: 7

Comment: Herbert had a huge day with 367 pass yards, leading to a monumental win over Miami to keep the Chargers in the middle of the AFC playoff race.

6. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

Record: 10-3 | QBR: 53.5 | Passing Touchdowns: 20 | Last Week’s Rank: 8

Comment: Cousins did his part with 425 pass yards despite the loss to the upstart Lions.

7. Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks

Record: 7-6 | QBR: 64.5 | Passing Touchdowns: 25 | Last Week’s Rank: 5

Comment: Smith had a couple of turnovers, which prevented the Seahawks from winning a game they should’ve won vs. Carolina.

8. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Record: 6-7 | QBR: 51 | Passing Touchdowns: 17 | Last Week’s Rank: 6

Comment: It was a rough day for Tampa Bay, and Brady, who returned home to San Francisco and threw two interceptions.

9. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

Record: 6-7 | QBR: 61.2 | Passing Touchdowns: 22 | Last Week’s Rank: 11

Comment: Goff has 910 pass yards and seven touchdowns in his past three games, stringing together one of the best stretches of his career

10. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Record: 5-8 | QBR: 41.4 | Passing Touchdowns: 22 | Last Week’s Rank: 13

Comment: Rodgers will play under the Lambeau lights on MNF this week after a Week 14 bye

11. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

Record: 5-8 | QBR: 56.6 | Passing Touchdowns: 20 | Last Week’s Rank: 14

Comment: Lawrence had an incredible 368-yard, three-passing touchdown performance to upset Tennessee in Nashville.

12. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Record: 10-3 | QBR: 52.4 | Passing Touchdowns: 14 | Last Week’s Rank: 10

Comment: Prescott and the Cowboys struggled against a one-win Houston team, but got the job done.

13. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

Record: 8-5 | QBR: 73.5 | Passing Touchdowns: 22 | Last Week’s Rank: 9

Comment: Tagovailoa finished 10-of-28 and had less than 150 passing yards for a second straight poor performance.

14. Taylor Heinicke, Washington Commanders

Record: 7-5 | QBR: 42.9 | Passing Touchdowns: 9 | Last Week’s Rank: 15

Comment: Heinicke was on the bye this week but, but he’s lost just one of his last seven starts.

15. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

Record: 7-6 | QBR: 51.3 | Passing Touchdowns: 13 | Last Week’s Rank: 16

Comment: Tannehill is making the most out of the skill position guys he has without rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks.

16. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

Record: 5-8 | QBR: 59.3 | Passing Touchdowns: 20 | Last Week’s Rank: 12

Comment: Carr had just 137 pass yards and two interceptions in a brutal loss to the Rams on Thursday night.

17. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

Record: 3-10 | QBR: 58.3 | Passing Touchdowns: 13 | Last Week’s Rank: 17

Comment: Coming off their Week 14 bye, Fields will try to break Chicago’s six-game losing streak against the 12-1 Eagles.

18. Mike White, New York Jets

Record: 7-6 | QBR: 49.1 | Passing Touchdowns: 3 | Last Week’s Rank: 23

Comment: White showed tremendous toughness despite losing to the Bills as he was removed from the game twice for injury but returned both times.

19. Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers

Record: 9-4 | QBR: 70.5 | Passing Touchdowns: 4 | Last Week’s Rank: 24

Comment: Purdy looked sharp leading the 49ers’ offense, was responsible for three touchdowns and did not take a sack.

20. Baker Mayfield, Los Angeles Rams

Record: 4-9 | QBR: 23.2 | Passing Touchdowns: 7 | Last Week’s Rank: NR

Comment: What a performance in his first game as a Ram. Mayfield led a game-winning drive just hours after arriving in Los Angeles.

21. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos

Record: 3-10 | QBR: 37.2 | Passing Touchdowns: 11 | Last Week’s Rank: 22

Comment: He had his best game of the year with three touchdowns and gave Kansas City a scare before leaving with a concussion.

22. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Record: 7-5 | QBR: 56.4 | Passing Touchdowns: 12 | Last Week’s Rank: 19

Comment: Jones hasn’t gotten a victory in four contests. Jones hasn’t elevated the offense, and Saquon Barkley isn’t carrying the team right now.

23. Andy Dalton, New Orleans Saints

Record: 4-9 | QBR: 53.1 | Passing Touchdowns: 15 | Last Week’s Rank: 20

Comment: They have lost four of their last five while posting less than 14 points per game during that span. They had a bye in Week 14.

24. Mac Jones, New England Patriots

Record: 7-6 | QBR: 33.9 | Passing Touchdowns: 7 | Last Week’s Rank: 21

Comment: Jones played well within the system, leading to a win on Monday night against the Cardinals.

25. Colt McCoy, Arizona Cardinals

Record: 4-9 | QBR: 40.4 | Passing Touchdowns: 1 | Last Week’s Rank: NR

Comment: He played well in relief of Kyler Murray, but the Patriots’ defense sacked him six times. With Murray’s ACL tear ending his season, McCoy will likely start the rest of the way.

26. Davis Mills, Houston Texans

Record: 1-11 | QBR: 32.8 | Passing Touchdowns: 11 | Last Week’s Rank: NR

Comment: Mills returned to the starting lineup and nearly led the team to win over Dallas.

27. Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers

Record: 5-8 | QBR: 47.3 | Passing Touchdowns: 1 | Last Week’s Rank: 29

Comment: Darnold did enough to win in Seattle, making him 2-0 this season, but his overall numbers are underwhelming.

28. Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns

Record: 5-8 | QBR: 48.3 | Passing Touchdowns: 1 | Last Week’s Rank: 28

Comment: Once again, he was not sharp in his second game back; still knocking off the rust in the small sample size.

29. Anthony Brown, Baltimore Ravens

Record: 9-4 | QBR: 56.5 | Passing Touchdowns: 0 | Last Week’s Rank: NR

Comment: Brown came in and replaced Tyler Huntley, and led Baltimore to a crucial field goal to beat Pittsburgh.

30. Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts

Record: 4-8 | QBR: 44.9 | Passing Touchdowns: 13 | Last Week’s Rank: 30

Comment: Ryan and the Colts had their bye in Week 14. However, Ryan had four turnovers in Dallas in Week 13 on Sunday night.

31. Mitch Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers

Record: 5-8 | QBR: 51.7 | Passing Touchdowns: 4 | Last Week’s Rank: NR

Comment: Threw three interceptions in relief of Kenny Pickett, which cut the Steelers’ chances of upsetting their division rival.

NR- Desmond Ridder, Atlanta Falcons

Comment: Will make his first start this week against the Saints.

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