QBs -- By the numbers

1st down average: Jyles 6.5 (10 pass, 4.1 run), Bishop 4.3 (11 pass, 3.3 run) --
Ray 3.0 (1.4 pass, 5.7 run), Maas 6.5 (5.7 pass, 10.5 run)

2nd down average: Jyles 4.8 (5.4 pass, 5.0 run), Bishop 11.5 (15.8 pass, 3.3 run) -- Ray -1.0 (-2.6 pass, 7 run), Maas 3.1 (0 pass, 5.6 run)

Play selection:
Jyles: 1st down: 7 Pass, 10 run -- 2nd down: 7 pass, 5 run -- Total: 14 pass, 15 run
Bishop: 1st down: 2 Pass, 14 run -- 2nd down: 8 pass, 4 run -- Total: 10 pass, 18 run
Ray: 1st down: 12 pass, 7 run -- 2nd down: 9 pass, 1 run -- Total: 21 pass, 8 run
Maas: 1st down: 10 pass, 2 run -- 2nd down: 4 pass, 5 run -- Total: 14 pass, 7 run

1st / 2nd down conversion:
Jyles: 1st - 3/7 Pass, 1/10 Run, 4/17 Total, 2nd - 3/7 Pass, 3/5 Run, 6/12 Total
Bishop: 1st - 1/2 Pass, 2/14 Run, 3/16 Total, 2nd - 6/8 Pass, 1/4 Run (1 penalty), 8/13 Total
Ray: 1st - 4/12 Pass, 1/7 Run, 5/19 Total, 2nd - 0/9 Pass, 1/1 Run (1 penalty), 2/11 Total
Maas: 1st - 2/10 Pass, 1/2 Run, 3/12 Total, 2nd - 0/4 Pass, 2/5 Run, 2/9 Total

In terms of "running the offence", and the best definiton being 2nd down conversion, Jyles seems to be lacking. 50% conversion tonight and 46% last week. Although he seems to string them together when it counts and turn them into scoring drives.

Durant's 75% is better than Bishop's 62%. I'd still prefer to see Durant play, mainly because of that fact. 75% 2nd down conversion is a much more exiting offence to watch, and he's the only QB we have that can put up those kind of numbers reliably in the 1st quarter.

Kudos to the secondary. Edmonton was shut out on all 13 - 2nd down passing attempts recording not a single 1st down.

Any discussion of Bishop's numbers this weekend has to keep in mind that most of the fourth quarter was a pure running game to eat the clock, prevent any turnovers, and give reps to Foord. With the game firmly in hand, it didn't appear that the offense had any concern over whether or not downs were converted -- obviously, first downs were not unwelcome, but they didn't appear to be concerned by two and outs. Given the game situation, I can't fault them, but it does rather distort the stats. I'd be interested to see a separate accounting of Bishop's third quarter stats -- I think they'd be a lot more revealing.

Bishop's 1st and 2nd down conversion in the 3rd quarter:

1st down 2/10
2nd down 7/8 (5/6 pass, 1 run, 1 penalty -- the failed one was converted on 3rd)
3rd down 1/1

87.5% - 2nd down conversion.

You are right .... he played a perfect 3rd quarter.

As far as moving the offence (against Toronto):
(These numbers are across both QBs ... Jyles was in for 3 or 4 plays)

1st down average: 7.34
2nd down average: 9.21

Play selection: 1st down - 19 Run, 17 Pass, 5 Penalty -- 2nd down - 8 Run, 15 Pass, 1 Penalty

1st/2nd down converstion:
1st down: 6/17 Pass, 5/19 Run, 3/5 Penalty -- 14/41 Total
2nd down: 8/15 Pass, 8/8 Run, 0/1 Penalty -- 16/24 Total

As far as operating the offence goes, he had a good day.

From what I can see, it was good day for the offence, and a bad day for the defence.

I thought the Offense played well, considering both Flick and Getzlaf were for the most part non factors