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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Total Accuracy has been updated through Week 5's action of the 2014 NFL season.

Quickly, this statistic weighs a quarterback's Pro Football Focus Accuracy Percentage (completion percentage's smarter big brother) ranking against his average depth of target (aDOT) ranking. It was borrowed from the PGA Tour's "Total Driving" metric that ranks golfers by the same two stat categories.

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.

I'll update this metric every Tuesday or Wednesday for the duration of the 2014 regular season.

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

Rank Name AP Rank aDOT Rank AP Rank 2x Total Accuracy
1 Philip Rivers 3 14 6 20
2 Austin Davis 8 7 16 23
3 Colin Kaepernick 6 16 12 28
4 Aaron Rodgers 7 15 14 29
5 Matt Ryan 12 9 24 33
6 Ben Roethlisberger 4 27 8 35
7 Russell Wilson 1 34 2 36
8 Alex D. Smith 2 33 4 37
9 Ryan Fitzpatrick 9 21 18 39
T10 Drew Brees 5 30 10 40
T10 Joe Flacco 10 20 20 40
T10 Tony Romo 15 10 30 40
13 Matthew Stafford 12 17 24 41
14 Eli Manning 12 18 24 42
15 Andrew Luck 11 22 22 44
16 Kirk Cousins 20 6 40 46
17 Blake Bortles 15 25 30 55
18 Andy Dalton 17 23 34 57
19 Cam Newton 25 8 50 58
20 Peyton Manning 24 11 48 59
T21 Josh McCown 21 19 42 61
T21 Brian Hoyer 28 5 56 61
23 Mike Glennon 30 2 60 62
24 Derek Carr 18 31 36 67
T25 Tom Brady 28 12 56 68
T25 Jake Locker 32 4 64 68
27 Nick Foles 33 3 66 69
28 Jay Cutler 19 32 38 70
29 Drew Stanton 35 1 70 71
30 Ryan Tannehill 22 28 44 72
31 Teddy Bridgewater 23 29 46 75
32 Geno Smith 27 24 54 78
33 Chad Henne 34 13 68 81
34 Matt Cassel 26 35 52 87
35 E.J. Manuel 31 26 62 88

Biggest riser: Tom Brady: 6 spots (31st in Week 4, T25th after Week 5)

Biggest faller: Matthew Stafford: 9 spots (4th in Week 4, 13th after Week 5)

Russell Wilson analysis: It truly was #AllRussellWilsonEverything on Monday Night Football is Landover, Maryland. I mean, really insane stuff. Not only did Wilson roast Washington for 120 yards on the ground and three total touchdowns, but he led the NFL with a 91.3 Accuracy Percentage. Based on the pressure he faced on a consistent basis, it was one of the best quarterback performances I've ever seen. Seriously.

Notable Week 5 performances:

Tom Brady made his ascension out of the cellar after a strong 78.8 Accuracy Percentage performance on Sunday night against the Bengals, which was his best weekly AP of the season.

Matthew Stafford plummeted in the Total Accuracy rankings because he could not get comfortable against the Buffalo Bills defensive line, and Calvin Johnson wasn't himself before he re-injured his ankle. Stafford's AP of 73.3 was his lowest since Week 2 when he registered an AP of 72 in the road loss to the Panthers.

Jay Cutler posted an AP of 80.0 against the Panthers...but his aDOt was just 4.6, the lowest average in the NFL in Week 5.