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Total Accuracy, Week 6: A quarterback stat that combines aDOT and Accuracy Percentage

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Total Accuracy has been updated through Week 6's action of the 2014 NFL season.

You astute Field Gulls readers likely know what Total Accuracy is, and how it's formed, so I'll cut to the chase.

Quarterbacks who've taken at least 25% of their respective team's snaps are counted, and aDOT ties are broken by better AP rank.

Accuracy Percentage is counted twice so it "weighs" more than aDOT because a signal-caller's accuracy is more important than simply how far he throws the ball down the field.

Any questions? I'll be tracking the comment section. Also, you can find me on Twitter @ChrisTrapasso.

Rank Name AP Rank aDOT Rank AP 2x Total Accuracy
1 Philip Rivers 3 8 6 14
2 Charlie Whitehurst 11 3 22 25
3 Colin Kaepernick 7 12 14 26
4 Joe Flacco 5 19 10 29
5 Matt Ryan 14 9 28 37
T6 Alex D. Smith 1 36 2 38
T6 Drew Brees 2 34 4 38
T6 Andrew Luck 9 20 18 38
T9 Andy Dalton 6 28 12 40
T9 Aaron Rodgers 11 18 22 40
11 Ryan Fitzpatrick 8 25 16 41
12 Russell Wilson 4 35 8 43
13 Kirk Cousins 18 13 36 49
14 Blake Bortles 10 31 20 51
15 Matthew Stafford 15 23 30 53
16 Tony Romo 21 14 42 56
T17 Jay Cutler 13 32 26 58
T17 Derek Carr 16 26 32 58
19 Eli Manning 19 21 38 59
20 Carson Palmer 25 10 50 60
21 Austin Davis 27 7 54 61
22 Ben Roethlisberger 19 24 38 62
23 Josh McCown 22 22 44 66
24 Peyton Manning 26 15 52 67
25 Brian Hoyer 32 4 64 68
26 Cam Newton 29 11 58 69
27 Teddy Bridgewater 17 38 34 72
T28 Ryan Tannehill 22 29 44 73
T28 Jake Locker 34 5 68 73
T30 Nick Foles 34 6 68 74
T30 Mike Glennon 36 2 72 74
32 Kyle Orton 24 27 48 75
33 Drew Stanton 38 1 76 77
34 Tom Brady 31 16 62 78
35 Geno Smith 28 33 56 89
36 Chad Henne 37 17 74 91
37 E.J. Manuel 33 30 66 96
38 Matt Cassel 30 37 60 97

First Appearances: CHAAALAY Whitehurst, Kyle Orton

Biggest riser: : Andy Dalton 9 spots (18th in Week 6, T9th after Week 6)

Biggest faller: Ben Roethlisberger: 16 spots (6th in Week 4, 22nd after Week 6)

Russell Wilson analysis: Welp, this is awkward. Truthfully, a "bad" game was bound to happen for Russell Wilson at some point because; 1. contrary to popular belief in the Pacific Northwest, he's human and 2. he's been a sack-avoiding wizard for most of the last (two) years - he can't avoid sacks forever.

His AP of 57.7 against the Cowboys was a season low by far, and, wait a minute, can we please talk about Dallas' pass-rush? How is it this good? Overall, though, RW3 is still solidly in 12th, and if Russell Okung decides he wants to start blocking again, the Seahawks' franchise QB will be fine.

Notable Week 6 performances:

- Seattle's old buddy CHAAALAY had a day against...the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. Seriously. The guy was a stud. One of Nashville's most beautiful people AND an AP of 81.8? WHAT CAN'T HE DO?!?!

- After hovering near the top of the Total Accuracy rankings through five weeks, Rams' QB Austin Davis was not so accurate against the 49ers on Monday Night Football. That's being nice. His AP was just 53.8, the lowest figure in the NFL in Week 6.

- In his four-touchdown effort against the Chargers, Derek Carr's AP was a 75.9, and his aDOT was a respectable 8.1. #SparanoEffect

- Not really a notable performance from Week 6, but I have a feeling Drew Stanton is going to stay last in AP and first in aDOT for a while now that Carson Palmer is back in the Cardinals lineup. #AriansEffect