This was the first week of the entire season in which every starting quarterback from the previous week returned to his starting role. But given some significant injuries and some poor performances that led to benchings, there is little chance next week will feature such a unique occurrence.
This week in the QB power rankings, we saw some serious shakeups in the top 10 and some big jumps forward by guys who have underachieved this year.
For these rankings, every current starting quarterback in the NFL will be considered and valued through numerous categories, each weighted differently as the season progresses.
Each week, I factor in several key attributes for the quarterback position, such as intelligence, arm strength, accuracy, athleticism and leadership.
Wins will also give quarterbacks a slight boost in addition to their individual performances. The statistics used come exclusively from ESPN.com, NFL.com and Pro Football Focus (subscription required) unless stated otherwise. Personal observation and opinion will play a key role as well.
Note: Total QBR is a scoring system that assesses everything a quarterback does on the field. It can be explained further via ESPN by clicking the link above.