NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 16

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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, Rams (-1).

31. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers (+1).

30. JaMarcus Russell, Raiders (-1).

29. Matthew Stafford, Lions (-).

28. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills (-1).

27. Matt Cassel, Chiefs (-).

26. Brady Quinn, Browns (+2).

25. Jason Campbell, Redskins (-4).

24. Chad Henne, Dolphins (-).

23. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks (-1).

22. Alex Smith, 49ers (+2).

21. Mark Sanchez, Jets (+4).

20. Matt Moore, Panthers (+3).

19. Jay Cutler, Bears (+2).

18. Matt Ryan, Falcons (+3).

17. David Garrard, Jaguars (+1).

16. Kyle Orton, Broncos (+1).

15. Joe Flacco, Ravens (-).

14. Eli Manning, Giants (-4).

13. Vince Young, Titans (-3).

12. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (+2).

11. Matt Schaub, Texans (+1).

10. Donovan McNabb, Eagles (+3).

9. Brett Favre, Vikings (-5).

8. Kurt Warner, Cardinals (-).

7. Carson Palmer, Bengals (+1).

6. Tony Romo, Cowboys (+3).

5. Drew Brees, Saints (-4).

4. Tom Brady, Patriots (+1).

3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (+2).

2. Phillip Rivers, Chargers (+1).

1. Peyton Manning, Colts (+1).

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