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Not a great Total QBR week in division

Let’s look at how the AFC West’s four starting quarterbacks rated in ESPN Stats & Information’s Total QBR after Week 9:

Matt Cassel, Kansas City

Week 9 QBR: 32.0

Weekly NFL ranking: 22

Season QBR: 54.1

Season NFL ranking: 15

Comment: Cassel and the Chiefs’ offense took a step back in Week 9.

Philip Rivers, San Diego

Week 9 QBR: 31.3

Weekly NFL ranking: 23

Season QBR: 59.8

Season NFL ranking: 20

Comment: When are the mistakes going to stop?

Tim Tebow, Denver

Week 9 QBR: 36.9

Weekly NFL ranking: 21

Season QBR: 19.6

Season NFL ranking: 33

Comment: Tebow is making more plays with his legs than his arm.

Carson Palmer, Oakland

Week 9 QBR: 47.4

Weekly NFL ranking: 17

Season QBR: NA

Season NFL ranking: NA

Comment: Palmer has to start completing more passes to his own players.