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Aug. 04, 2008
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SI PLAYER RANKINGS FOR 2008 with 2007 statsGAMESCOMP PCTPASSING YDSTOTAL TDsINTs300-YD GMSBYE WEEK
1. Tom Brady, Patriots1668.94,80652884
2. Tony Romo, Cowboys1664.44,2113819710
3. Peyton Manning, Colts1665.44,040341434
4. Derek Anderson, Browns1656.53,787321935
5. Drew Brees, Saints1667.54,423291859
6. Carson Palmer, Bengals1664.94,131262058
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers1565.33,154341106
8. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks1662.63,966281234
9. Donovan McNabb, Eagles1461.53,32419737
10. Marc Bulger, Rams1258.52,392111535
11. Jake Delhomme, Panthers3646248119
12. Jay Cutler, Broncos1663.63,497211428
13. Eli Manning, Giants1656.13,336242024
14. Matt Leinart, Cardinals553.66472407
15. Jon Kitna, Lions1663.34,068182034
16. David Garrard, Jaguars12642,50919307
17. Matt Schaub, Texans1166.42,2419918
18. Jason Campbell, Redskins13602,7001311210
19. Philip Rivers, Chargers1660.23,152221529
20. Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers1363.92,440144110
21. Vince Young, Titans1562.32,546121716
22. Aaron Rodgers, Packers271.42181008
23. JaMarcus Russell, Raiders454.53732405
24. Brodie Croyle, Chiefs956.71,2276606
25. Matt Ryan, Falcons*1459.34,507331997
26. Kellen Clemens, Jets10521,52961005
27. Alex Smith, 49ers748.79142409
28. Josh McCown, Dolphins958.41,151101114
29. Kyle Boller, Ravens1261.11,743910010
30. Trent Edwards, Bills1056.11,6307806
31. Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings1258.21,911121208
32. Rex Grossman, Bears854.21,4114708

*Rookie (college statistics)

On the Rise

• MATT HASSELBECK
Seahawks
RB Julius Jones and rookie TE John Carlson will strengthen an attack in which Hasselbeck set career highs in TDs and yards in '07.

JASON CAMPBELL
Redskins
Recovered from a dislocated kneecap, he'll benefit from working with new coach Jim Zorn.

DAVID GARRARD
Jaguars
He'll be throwing to his best set of wideouts since he became a starter.

On the Decline

MARC BULGER
Rams
His completion percentage, QB rating and yards per attempt dropped for the second year in a row.

JON KITNA
Lions
With coordinator Mike Martz gone, Kitna's chances of passing for 4,000 yards for a third straight season are nil.

JEFF GARCIA
Buccaneers
At 38 and with Brian Griese in camp, Garcia's days as a solid fantasy bet are over.

Sleepers

• JAY CUTLER
Broncos
After being diagnosed with and treated for Type 1 diabetes in the off-season, he has regained much of his stamina and arm strength.

JAKE DELHOMME
Panthers
At 33, he's trying to become just the second quarterback to make a full recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery.

JAMARCUS RUSSELL
Raiders
He showed signs at the end of last season that he could fulfill his top-pick promise.

PHOTOKEVIN P. CASEY/AP (HASSELBECK)PHOTOBARRY GUTIERREZ/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS/POLARIS (CUTLER)