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Palmer takes over division Total QBR lead

Let's look at how the AFC West’s four starting quarterbacks rated in ESPN Stats & Information’s Total QBR after Week 12:

Carson Palmer, Oakland

  • Week 12 QBR: 47.4

  • Weekly NFL ranking: 15

  • Season QBR: 59.1

  • Season NFL ranking: 12

Comment: Palmer is doing well and he has room for improvement.

Philip Rivers, San Diego

  • Week 12 QBR: 44.6

  • Weekly NFL ranking: 17

  • Season QBR: 49.6

  • Season NFL ranking: 19

Comment: Rivers couldn’t come up with the big play against Denver.

Tim Tebow, Denver

  • Week 12 QBR: 29.7

  • Weekly NFL ranking: 24

  • Season QBR: 34.6

  • Season NFL ranking: 31

Comment: Tebow’s QBR in the fourth quarter is top notch.

Tyler Palko, Kansas City

  • Week 12 QBR: 11.2

  • Weekly NFL ranking: 31

  • Season QBR: NA

  • Season NFL ranking: NA

Comment: Enter Kyle Orton.