McNair needs to get into the zone

Ravens quarterback, questionable today, has share of doubters

October 14, 2007|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter

Eight seasons ago, Steve McNair led his team to the Super Bowl against the St. Louis Rams.

Today, whether or not he is healthy enough to face the Rams at M&T Bank Stadium, there are questions about whether he can consistently lead the Ravens to the end zone.

Rams@Ravens Today, 1 p.m., Ch. 45, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Ravens by 9 1/2 Passing grade?

A look at where the Ravens' Steve McNair ranks this season among qualified quarterbacks:

Category Stat Rank

Overall passer rating 80.2 20

Completion pct. 65.6 11

Yards per game 230.5 14

Yards per attempt 5.87 28

Touchdown passes 2 T-28

Interceptions 2 T-7

20-plus-yard completions 3 34

40-plus-yard completions 0 T-28

4th-quarter passer rating 80.8 22

3rd-down passer rating 84.6 16

Note: Qualified quarterbacks have at least 14 attempts per team's game.

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