- Aug 1, 2009
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Entire article-(includes other NFL QB stuff): http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/kerry_byrne/10/02/peyton-manning-tom-brady/index.html?sct=nfl_wr_a3The Rookie QB Report
Week 4 provided another mixed bag for the collection of rookie quarterbacks that we track right here each week.
Robert Griffin III's Redskins edged out the Buccaneers in Tampa, 24-22. Brandon Weeden's winless Browns fell just one play short of toppling the mighty Ravens in Baltimore, losing 23-16. Russell Wilson's bi-polar Seahawks, so good at home and so bad on the road, lost at St. Louis, 19-13. Ryan Tannehill's Dolphins put up a game effort at undefeated Arizona, before falling 24-21 in overtime. Andrew Luck and the Colts had the week off.
RGIII easily maintained his edge on the field, and remains one of the NFL's most efficient quarterbacks with a 103.2 rating (fourth league-wide).
He failed to throw a touchdown for the first time this year against the Bucs, but did run for a 5-yard score. More importantly, he led a drive from his own 20 to the Tampa 24 to set up Billy Cundiff's game-winning field goal with just three seconds to play.
Luck gained on the field by sitting down. He entered his bye week third among the rookie quarterbacks in passing efficiency behind RGIII and Wilson. But the Seahawks QB took a big step back with three picks at St. Louis, after throwing just one in his first three games.
Here's the rookie QB leaderboard through Week 4.