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September 27, 2011 at 9:54 AM

By the Numbers; Tarvaris Jackson

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Tarvaris Jackson outplayed the man he replaced in one respect.

The offense scored a touchdown in Jackson's first home start as Seahawks quarterback. That's something Seattle didn't manage 10 years ago in Hasselbeck's first home start for the Seahawks, which took place at Husky Stadium.

But with the performance of Seattle's quarterback being scrutinized so much right now, I thought it was best to put some numbers into the discussion and offer a statistical breakdown of where Jackson ranked among the league's 32 starting quarterbacks this week in terms of passing yardage, quarterback rating and completion percentage. Jackson was in the bottom third of the league's starters in every category though it should be noted that if you throw out his first-half interception -- which occurred on a half-field heave -- Jackson's rating would have been 73.4, which would have ranked No. 22 of the 32 starters.

RankPlayerYards RankPlayerQB Rating RankPlayerCmp. Pct.
1.Joe Flacco, Balt.389 1.Eli Manning, NYG145.7 1.Matt Hasselbeck, Ten.75.0
2.Tom Brady, NE387 2.Matt Hasselbeck, Ten.119.1 2.Aaron Rodgers, GB73.7
3.Matthew Stafford, Det.378 3.Aaron Rodgers, GB111.4 3.Matt Cassel, KC70.8
4.Matt Schaub, Hou.373 4.Matthew Stafford, Det.108.8 4.Drew Brees, NO70.5
5.Drew Brees, NO370 5.Matt Schaub, Hou.103.9 5.Eli Manning, NYG69.6
26.Tarvaris Jackson, Sea.171 29.Tarvaris Jackson, Sea.60 22. Tarvaris Jackson, Sea.58.1

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In spite of stats and ratings after 3 games, TJ does not pass the eyeball test. Comparing TJ, a 5 year vet with 20+ starts in the NFL, to Matt with...  Posted on September 29, 2011 at 8:31 AM by Ronbo. Jump to comment
The problem with Jackson is that he's a one-read QB: if his initial target is not open he panics. Now I know the O-line is not giving him a...  Posted on September 28, 2011 at 7:24 AM by seahawk32. Jump to comment
The owner of the Seahawks Paul Allan is one of the richest men in the world! So why do the Seahawks get rid of all their best players. Its almost...  Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:46 AM by sea-aint. Jump to comment

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