Tuesday, November 11, 2008

That's weird

I don't really know what to make of this, so I'll just post this without comment.

Ben Roethlisberger, 2008: 9 starts, 1,686 yards, 10 TDs, 11 INTs, 7.0 yards per attempt, 76.1 rating, 6-3 record

Gus Frerotte, 2008: 7 starts, 1,619 yards, 10 TDs, 11 INTs, 7.2 yards per attempt, 74.0 rating, 5-2 record


  1. Anonymous8:59 PM

    Gus is playing like a former Super Bowl QB! Is that a favorable omen? Yet he's definitely not played as well as Kurt Warner.

  2. surely the 67 yard difference doesn't add 2.1 points to the QB rating by itself, right?

    Ben: 240 att / 144 comp (60.0%)

    Gus: 226 att / 129 comp (57.1%)

    There's the biggest difference between the two. I'd rather have our QB avg. 16/27 per game than 18/32.

  3. As I understand it, the passer rating is based largely on "per attempt:" completions, yards, touchdowns, and interceptions per attempt. So the difference in completion percentage, as well as the interception rate, are likely what accounts for the slight rating difference.

  4. Anonymous10:21 AM

    I don't think its a good sign when you are admirably comparing your QB to a QB who is single-handedly tanking the Steelers season.

  5. I don't know about Anon, but I'd take a 6-3 record right now if you offered it to me. 6-3 isn't "tanking" in vikings standards...

  6. anon, who is doing admirable comparisons?

    and I quote: "I don't really know what to make of this, so I'll just post this without comment."

    sounds to me about as neutral as possible.

  7. I'm certainly not "admirably" comparing them: the comparison just as easily makes me say "gosh, Ben Roethlisberger has sure sucked this season."