NFL week 14 is already here so it’s time for another look at the weekly quarterback rankings and who stood out this week. It’s been an up and down season for quarterbacks this year with offense as a whole taking a hit this year, but as playoff races tighten and teams needing to separate themselves we’re going to look at the seven best quarterbacks from over the weekend.
7. Jordan Love
The first quarterback I want to take a look at is Jordan Love who seems to be making a habit of finding his way into these rankings the last few weeks. Love has started to put it all together in Matt LaFleur’s offense the past few weeks and looked tremendous again on Sunday night football against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Packers pipeline of QB’s may have found another gem as Love was 25/35 passing for 267 yards three touchdowns and zero interceptions against one of the best teams in football. Love has had his ups and downs this year but he’s got the Packers in the hunt in the NFC playoff race. In a weaker NFC no one wants to see them on the schedule as the races tighten up. Green Bay finds themselves at 6-6 in the last wildcard spot in the NFC but if Love continues to play how he has the last few weeks there’s no reason to think they can’t climb the rankings and wreak havoc in the NFC.
6. Jared Goff
Coming in at number six this week is one of the more consistent performers at the position all year and that’s Jared Goff. Goff has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league all season leading the Detroit Lions to a 9-3 record sitting alone atop the NFC North and a tie with the 49ers for second place in the NFC.
The Lions were coming off a tough loss on Thanksgiving to the previously mentioned Love and the Green Bay Packers. They headed into a matchup with the Saints needing a win against one of the better defenses in the league and Goff delivered. While he didn’t have crazy numbers Goff was 16/25 for 213 yards passing two touchdowns and zero interceptions. This wasn’t Goff’s best performance of the year but it was exactly what the Lions needed after a tough loss the week prior, Goff needed to right the ship and protect the football and that’s exactly what he did. The Lions find themselves in a great spot at 9-3 but the jury is still out on their defense and if they can be real contenders in the NFC it will rely heavily on their defense and Goff’s ability to protect the football.