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NFC North QBR update: Week 5

Let's make our weekly comparison between the Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) and passer rating of each NFC North quarterback. In some cases, it can give us a deeper insight into how each quarterback performed. At the bottom of this post is a cumulative comparison of each metric.

Aaron Rodgers

Week 5 passer rating: 117.0

NFL rank: 4

Week 5 QBR: 82.1

NFL rank: 6

Comment: Rodgers' QBR dipped slightly compared to his passer rating in part because he took four sacks against the Atlanta Falcons. But Rodgers maintained his lead in the cumulative season totals, as seen in the chart at the bottom of this post.

Matthew Stafford

Week 5 passer rating: 107.7

NFL rank: 8

Week 5 QBR: 77.7

NFL rank: 8

Comment: Stafford posted the third-highest QBR of his career Monday night, better than all but his start against the Washington Redskins last season and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of 2011. His performance on third down (four completions in six attempts, all for first downs) was valued heavily.

Jay Cutler

Week 5 passer rating: 99.6

NFL rank: 14

Week 5 QBR: 66.2

NFL rank: 11

Comment: Cutler got credit for not committing a turnover and for playing especially well when the game was at its closest. He completed 15 of 19 passes when the Bears were within seven points and didn't contribute to the Lions' scoring that helped them pull away.

Donovan McNabb

Week 5 passer rating: 75.3

NFL rank: 22

Week 5 QBR: 63.0

NFL rank: 13

Comment: McNabb got some QBR credit for his four-yard touchdown run, which passer rating doesn’t include.