BobCarl wrote:maybe the best game ever for a qB .... nevertheless he DIDN'T have a perfect passer rating.

in my book, it doesn't count as a perfect game

That's because the guys who developed that QB rating formula are idiots.

I learned the QB formula from a nerd about 40 years ago.

It's completion % times 100 + 2.5

+ (Yards per attempt times 5 )

+ (TD percentage times 100; times 4)

Minus (Int percentage times 100, times 5)

then the total times 5; divided by 6. Try it on any QB's game. It comes out every time if it's under 158.3. Take Stafford last Sunday....

20 of 29 (.689655172 X 100 = 68.9655172) + 2.5 = 71.46551724

224 yds / 29 att = 7.724137931 X 5 = 38.62068966 + 71.46551724 = 110.0862069

0 TD / 29 att = 0 X 100 = 0 + 110.0862069

Minus 1 int / 29 att (.03448275862 X 100 = 3.448275862 X 5 = 17.24137931) = 92.84482759 X 5 = 464.22413799 divided by 6 = 77.37 or 77.4 which is exactly what his rating happened to be.

The kicker is, it can't be higher than 158.3, which is ridiculous. Goff's numbers came out to 190. But why is the perfect number 158.3? Because some idiot came up with it.

Say a guy completes 20 pass attempts without an incompletion. 100%

He had 250 yards passing. 12.5 yds/att.

His team scores 42 points on 6 rushing TDs.

How isn't that a perfect game? He didn't throw an incompletion. He drove his team to the end zone 6 times. But he didn't throw a TD pass because his running backs scored 6 times? The minimum for perfection is a TD% of 11.9 (Goff's was 11.1). Ridiculous.

It's like saying a pitcher can get 27 consecutive outs without a hit, walk or error by his team mates but if he doesn't strike out 9 (1 per inning), it's not a true perfect game. Dumb.

Some examples of disproportionate ratings:

Bob Griese (SB8) 6 of 7 for 73 yards, 0 TD, 0 int = 110.1 rating

Warner (SB34) 24 of 45 for 414 yards, 2 TDs, 0 Int = 99.7 rating

Yeah, okay.

Been following the horns since the Coliseum had a Roman playing there.

McVay: 77-49, 2 Superbowls, 1 Lombardi............Doubt at your own peril