Eight worst quarterback performances froin eso gold farming for online 26.12.2015 09:53
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A fewof the NFLs top quarterbacks suffered through miserable performances on Sunday.
More often than not, these guys are lighting up opposing defenses and leading their teams to victory, but the football gods had different plans this time around.
Of course, as usual this list is also populated by guys you would expect to play poorly. Without any further ado, these were the worst quarterbacks from Week 11.
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
Carr had his worst game since the season opener on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, who are suddenly showing signs of life with two wins in a row.The second-year quarterback completed barely half his pa ses (13 of 25) for 169 yards with no touchdowns. It was only the second game this year in which he has failed to produce points.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that rookie receiver Amari Cooper was practically invisible. He finished with just one catch for four yards, two drops, and Carr targeted him just four times the entire game as he was being shadowed by Darius Slay, who has been on fire the past month or so.
Carrs poor performance was a huge reason the Raiders fell to the Lions 18-13, and with a record of 4-6, Oaklands playoff hopes Tony Esposito White Jersey got much gloomier this weekend.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Losing Devonta Freeman to a head injury really threw a monkey wrench into Atlantas offense, as second-string running back Tevin Coleman was unable to establish much of a running game (2.8 yards per carry). Despite going up against Indianapolis porous pa s defense, Ryan was unable to consistently find his receivers, completing 25-of-46 pa ses (54 percent).
And, while his 280 pa sing yards and three touchdowns may seem impre sive, 160 of those yards came by way of Julio Jones, who had a huge game. Furthermore, Ryan added three interceptions to go along with his scores one of which went for six the other way in the fourth quarter, courtesy of linebacker DQwell Jackson.
<p dir="ltr" lang="en">This INT by Matt Ryan is just inexcusable. Horrible decision. https://t.co/9aP7DpFdi2
Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) November 22, 2015Ryan knew his mistake was inexcusable, as did the rest of us watching.
When I came back out, obviously I didnt see DQwell Jackson popping back out of Blank Green Jersey the line of scrimmage, Ryan lamented after the game (h/t Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com). Just a play I cant make. And in those situations critical situations you cant turn it over. Ive got to be better than that.
Of course, the final blow to this team was the 24-21 final score against the Colts, who were playing without Andrew Luck. After starting out the season with five straight wins, Ryan and the Falcons have gone 1-4 the past handful of games, the only victory coming against the Tenne see Titans.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Martin Havlat Black Jersey New York Jets
Spurts of outstanding play have been few and far between in Fitzpatricksjourneyman career, during which time he has established himself as resoundingly mediocre. Sadlyfor the Jets Sunday, not only was Fitzy mediocre, but he was outplayed by Houstons T.J. Yates, the second-string quarterback for the Texans.
Completing le s than half his pa ses for the second week in a row, the bearded one from Harvard managed to scrounge 216 pa sing yards, pa sed for a touchdown and ran in another score.
Unfortunately Fitzgerald also to sed a couple of costly interceptions. In particular, his second interception late in the fourth quarter was a nasty bit of quarterbacking as he stared down his receiver and still failed to see the lurking Eddie Pleasant who was sitting underneath the route in zone coverage.
Thanks in large part to Fitzgeralds poor play behind center, the Jets fell to 5-5 on the season after losing the fourth game out of their last five.
Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles fans hoping Sanchez would rescue the offense after taking over for Sam Bradford have been sorely disappointed.
Bradford was the epitome of average before he was injured last weekend, and many wondered if Sanchez could potentially steal the job with a couple of strong outings while Bradford got healthy. Before Sundays game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Sanchez was auditioning for the starting job the next couple of games.
Needle s to say, after watching Sanchez throw a red-zone interception last weekend and then seeing him choke against the Bucs, its clear Bradfords job is safe at least for now.
The man best known for his infamous butt-fumble threw three interceptions Sunday and really wasnt seeing the field well throughout the contest. He completed 26-of-41 pa ses for 261 yards and did throw a couple of touchdowns, but couldnt avoid falling into the same turnover-prone ways that got him canned in New York.
Now the Eagles are 4-6 heading into the final six games of the season. Thankfully the NFC East is still wide open, but another terrible outing by Sanchez on Thanksgiving next week could be the final nail in the coffin of the teams playoff hopes.
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
The Bears desperately needed to win Sunday to stay viable as a potential wild-card contender, and the victory was there for the taking at home against a reeling Denver Broncos team rolling with Dustin Byfuglien Jersey backup quarterback Brock Osweiler behind center.
Denver managed to score just 17 points, yet the Bears couldnt match even that, losing 17-15, whilethe body language champ of the league putforth one of his worst efforts of the season.
Cutler completed just 18-of-32 pa ses Sunday for 265 yards. While he did connect on some big plays downfield to Marque s Wilson and Joshua Bellamy, he failed to throw a touchdown pa s and turned the ball over twice once on an interception to linebacker Danny Trevathan and another Stan Mikita Black Jersey on a lost fumble when Von Miller got to him for the sack/strip late in the game.
The interception was poor judgment by Cutler, plain and simple.
<p dir="ltr" lang="en">The Jay Cutler INT by #Broncos Danny Trevathan - https://t.co/MLouBzqmGS
Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) November 22, 2015He wasnt sharp at all on Sunday, and because of his forgettable outing the Bears failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity to get to .500. Now at 4-6 on the season, Chicagos playoff dreams are waning significantly.
Case Keenum, St. Louis Rams
It really doesnt matter who Jeff Fisher throws out there, the Rams just dont have any semblance of a pa sing attack this year. Nick Foles was replaced by Keenum for Week 11, and the leagues worst pa sing offense managed to outdo itself in terms of pure incompetence, rather than find its spark.
Keenum completed just 12-of-26 pa ses for 136 yards. And while he did throw a touchdown, he turned the ball over twice on fumbles, showing a startling lack of awarene s in the pocket. The most alarming aspect of his performance on Sunday? Baltimores pa s defense has been burned often this year by teams that arent exactly known for sporting top pa sing attacks.
Even worse, Keenum reportedly continued playing after sustaining a concu sion, which is something you can be sure the league will be looking into this upcoming week.
While its true the Rams arent exactly loaded at receiver, the consistent inability by the teams quarterbacks to deliver catchable balls to the playmakers on the perimeter means opposing defenses can key in on the run. This was clearly seen in the last two weeks, during which time rookie running back Todd Gurley has languished, gaining just111 yards rushing on 37 carries.
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Its a shame to include Flacco, as this quite literally is adding insult to injury.
The Ravens franchise quarterback is now out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, which is really the cherry on top of Baltimores injury-riddled 2015 campaign that was doomed Michael Jordan Jersey from the start.The veteran quarterback was injured with le s than a minute left in the game when his own man rolled him up from behind.
Before the injury, Flacco was more cold than hot, and if not for some clutch kicking by Justin Tucker the Ravens would have lost to the Rams at home. He finished with 299 yards on 27-of-44 pa sing with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Its Matt Schaub time in Baltimore the rest of the way now, which isnt an exciting prospect for Ravens fans. However, for all intents and purposes the season has been over for this franchise for a while now.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Given the sad state of affairs in San Diego, this was a long time coming. Cristobal Huet Red Jersey Rivers had been somehow finding ways to maintain an elite level of play this season, despite playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in football and despite a horrific rash of injuries to his skill position teammates.
It all caught up to him and the Chargers on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs came into town and dished out a beat-down of epic proportions. Winning 33-3, the Chiefs outplayed the Chargers in every conceivable way, and in the proce s Rivers suffered through his worst game of the season.
While he wasnt exactly horrid, completing 19-of-30 pa ses, there werent any big plays to be found against Kansas Citys secondary. Rivers was hara sed all game long by the dynamic front seven of the Chiefs, which sacked him three times and got him on the ground another handful of times. He finished with just 178 pa sing yards and failed to throw a single touchdown for the first time all year while throwing an interception.
The Chargers as a team gained just 201 yards of offense and 14 first downs in a game theyd certainly rather forget ever happened.