QBR: Peyton Manning in control

A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 9:

1. Peyton Manning, Denver

Total QBR: 85.4

NFL rank: 1

Comment: Manning’s QBR is going up and up.

2. Carson Palmer, Oakland

Total QBR: 50.3

NFL rank: 21

Comment: Palmer's numbers are solid, but his fourth-quarter mistakes are a problem.

3. Matt Cassel, Kansas City

Total QBR: 43.7

NFL rank: 28

Comment: Whether it’s Cassel or Quinn, it’s not good.

4. Philip Rivers, San Diego

Total QBR: 42.5

NFL rank: 29

Comment: Rivers was near perfect against the Chiefs – expect that inexplicable end zone pick.