In response to Ntegrase96's post about the last 5 minutes of games. (I am on a new phone, and replying within that thread proved an insurmountable challenge.) He compared the first 55 minutes vs. last 5. I will compare the first 45 minutes vs. the last 15 to show how the parameters drawn by the researcher can make all the difference in the world. Also, for the sake of relevance, I'll only look at the 4th-quarter passes when the difference in the game was no more than one score (+ or - 8 points), and I'll also look at OT. That is how "Late and Close" is defined. The first number is the player's late and close rating, the second is his rating through the first 3 quarters. Rodgers 107.2 / 110.7 (-3.5) Romo 95.7 / 94.1 (+1.6) Brees 93.0 / 103.9 (-10.9) PManning 88.9 / 103.7 (-14.8) EManning 88.2 / 82.2 (+6.0) Brady 85.9 / 102.5 (-16.6) Roethlisbgr 82.1 / 96.4 (-14.3) Ryan 81.2 / 99.0 (-17.8) Rivers 69.0 / 99.9 (-30.9) Most of these QB are 10+ points worse in late and close situations. On average, in fact, their rating goes down 11.3 points. Romo's actually goes up, which I think is good to know. Remember, this does include the last 5 minutes of the game.