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QBER/Week 8: Would You Choose Elvis Grbac over Johnny U?

Published by on November 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

(QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to advance the ball, avoid negative plays, and score touchdowns in comparison to his peers. A rating of 100.0 is the league average.)

In a week in which few quarterbacks turned memorable performances —take a bow, Brett Favre— nobody looked better than the late, great Johnny Unitas, who threw his final pass 36 years ago.

 

When Peyton Manning failed to complete a touchdown pass for the first time in 11 regular-season games, Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one TD pass was as safe and impressive as ever. Among active players, Manning is the most l...

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