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|
|8||Alex D. Smith||2||33||4||37|
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.