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Quarterback Total Accuracy: Colin Kaepernick, Philip Rivers lead the way

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Streeter Lecka

Total Accuracy has been updated through Week 8's action, and there's a new leader, a guy the Field Gulls faithful knows very well...let's call him a "rival" or "arch nemesis"

Yep, you guessed it, Colin Kaepernick.

For those just tuning in, Total Accuracy weighs a quarterback's Accuracy Percentage ranking against his Average Depth of Target Ranking in hopes of providing a better representation of each signal-caller's accuracy on aimed passes.

Here's the updated chart:

Rank Name AP Rank aDOT Rank 2x AP Rank Total Accuracy
1 Colin Kaepernick 5 10 10 20
T2 Philip Rivers 8 6 16 22
T2 Charlie Whitehurst 10 2 20 22
4 Ben Roethlisberger 6 16 12 28
5 Drew Brees 2 28 4 32
6 Andrew Luck 7 20 14 34
7 Aaron Rodgers 3 29 6 35
T8 Alex D. Smith 1 35 2 37
T8 Joe Flacco 13 11 26 37
10 Matt Ryan 9 21 18 39
11 Peyton Manning 11 18 22 40
12 Russell Wilson 4 34 8 42
13 Jay Cutler 11 24 22 46
14 Eli Manning 15 19 30 49
T15 Kirk Cousins 20 12 40 52
T15 Tony Romo 22 8 44 52
T17 Matthew Stafford 14 25 28 53
T17 Kyle Orton 18 17 36 53
T19 Ryan Tannehill 16 23 32 55
T19 Austin Davis 23 9 46 55
21 Tom Brady 21 14 42 56
T22 Ryan Fitzpatrick 23 13 46 59
T22 Carson Palmer 26 7 52 59
24 Derek Carr 19 22 38 60
25 Brian Hoyer 30 4 60 64
T26 Andy Dalton 16 33 32 65
T26 Mike Glennon 31 3 62 65
T28 Jake Locker 33 5 66 71
T28 Drew Stanton 35 1 70 71
30 Nick Foles 33 6 66 72
31 Cam Newton 29 15 58 73
32 Teddy Bridgewater 25 26 50 76
33 Blake Bortles 27 27 54 81
34 Geno Smith 28 30 56 86
35 E.J. Manuel 32 31 64 95

Russell Wilson analysis:

The Seahawks gutted out a win on the road against an up-and-down Carolina Panthers team, and Mr. Wilson registered a good but not great AP of 73.3. His aDOT was relatively low, as usual, at just 6.7 yards. A good sign for RW3 and Seattle's offense -- the third-year quarterback was pressured on just 25.7 percent of his drop backs, per Pro Football Focus.

Other Notable Performances:

- Tom Brady was downright evil to the Bears defense. His AP was 94.3 during the beatdown inside Gillette Stadium.

- Somehow, Alex Smith's team won an NFL game in which his aDOT was -- ready? -- just 2.2 yards. That's really, JV football level low.

- Kyle Orton only threw the football 17 times against the super porous Jets secondary, and led the NFL with an aDOT of 14.5. His AP was the same as Wilson's, 73.3.