NFL Quarterback Rankings

NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh.

When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked idea, it'd go here - the criteria is everything, nothing and all that's in between.

Past performance and future potential is considered, but mostly - like college football's weekly Top 25 - it's an attempt to identify the quarterbacks you'd most like to have starting for your team in this game, this week, right now. Injuries, obviously, significantly plummet value. A clever new TV ad might bump a player a notch.

32. Kyle Boller Marc Bulger, Rams (-).

31. Bruce Gradkowski, Raiders (+2).

30. Brady Quinn, Browns (-3).

29. Matthew Stafford, Lions (+1).

28. Mark Sanchez, Jets (+3).

27. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers (-).

26. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills (+2).

25. Jay Cutler, Bears (-5).

24. Chad Henne, Dolphins (-5).

23. Kyle Orton, Broncos (-).

22. Alex Smith, 49ers (-).

21. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks (-).

20. Jake Delhomme, Panthers (-).

19. Jason Campbell, Redskins (+2).

18. Matt Cassel, Chiefs (-).

17. Eli Manning, Giants (-2).

16. Chris Redmon Matt Ryan, Falcons (-).

15. David Garrard, Jaguars (+2).

14. Joe Flacco, Ravens (-1).

13. Donovan McNabb, Eagles (+1).

12. Matt Schaub, Texans (-3).

11. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (+1).

10. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (+1).

9. Vince Young, Titans (+1).

8. Tony Romo, Cowboys (+1).

7. Kurt Warner, Cardinals (-1).

6. Carson Palmer, Bengals (+1).

5. Tom Brady, Patriots (-).

4. Brett Favre, Vikings (-).

3. Phillip Rivers, Chargers (-).

2. Peyton Manning, Colts (-).

1. Drew Brees, Saints (-).

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