Bernie Kosar Division
12. Kirk Cousins (LW: 13)
Cousins finally got his first primetime win for the Vikings, handling the Packers while throwing for more than 300 yards in victory. Look, Minnesota paid Cousins $84 million to get them into the playoffs and deep once there. He’s been solid in that pursuit, tossing 22 touchdowns and completing 71.1 percent of his throws.
11. Deshaun Watson (LW: 12)
Watson managed the game beautifully on Monday night against the Titans, helping Houston to its eighth consecutive win. The Texans have to be very pleased with the way Watson has bounced back from his torn ACL, throwing for more than 2,800 yards and 20 touchdowns in 11 games this year.
10. Matt Ryan (LW: 10)
Ryan leads the league in passing yardage with 3,683 to go with 24 touchdowns against only nine interceptions. However, he’s only 10th on the list because Ryan has had ample garbage time to rack up some of those stats in. The Falcons are 4-7 and while Ryan is certainly a top-tier quarterback, his numbers are a bit misleading.
9. Ben Roethlisberger (LW: 9)
Roethlisberger threw for more than 400 yards on Sunday in Denver, but he didn’t play well. Mike Tomlin gave his team virtually no chance by calling 57 passing plays to 14 runs, but Roethlisberger simply can’t throw two intersections a week after tossing three in an ugly win over the Jaguars.