Originally posted by InHarbsWeTrust:
hmm...he has a higher 4th quarter rating than Alex Smith in 2012. Would you say Smith is "bad" too? Conversely, Cam Newton has a 94.8 4th quarter rating.
So now, passer rating means something when it works to fit certain agendas?
As it is... why not specify the 4th quarter ratings? I'll do it for you.
Smith 4th quarter = 67.4
Rivers 4th quarter = 67.8
Rivers with 8 INTs... Smith with 2 INTs
4th quarter... 3rd quarter... 15 INTs on the year for Rivers.. 8 of them in the 4th. He also had 7 fumbles lost. In the last two seasons, he has been responsible for 47 turnovers. Those can just about kill the SD chances to win at any point, but in-game circumstances obviously vary.
I think it's fair for people to put both QBs in the same general range and for different reasons, though I wouldn't. Rivers just turns the ball over too much for me... but some folks want the bigger production despite the excess turnovers. To each his own. QB rankings outside of the top 4 (elites) and the bottom 3rd tier (below average) are likely all over the place for fan opinion.