#3. Tom Brady
Jan 11, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) gestures at the line in the second half during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
2012 – New England Patriots Wins: (12) Passer Rating: 98.5 Y/PA: 7.6
2013 – New England Patriots Wins: (12) Passer Rating: 87.3 Y/PA: 6.9
2 Year Average- Wins: (12) Passer Rating: 92.9 Y/PA: 7.25
Week 9: Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots (11/2/14 2:25 pm MST)
It’s been a long time since there was anybody but (maybe) Manning ahead of Brady on lists like this, but regardless of the
excuses reasons for the drop off, Brady just keeps finding ways to win. Brady reached his unprecedented 8th Conference Championship game despite having guys like Duane Featherstone line up at wide receiver and his favorite target, Rob Gronkowski, turning into “Mr. Glass”. There is no reason to believe things will be any different this season, as the rest of the AFC East hasn’t done enough to close the gap with on the Patriots.
For what seems like the 17th season in a row the Broncos will be traveling to New England to face the Patriots in the regular season. Although it’s dangerous to make assumptions, it is more likely than not the teams will be looking at another post-season battle when the dust settles. Brady has won both regular season meetings since Manning switched horses, but Manning won the only playoff game- last season’s AFC Championship. Regardless of the outcomes, which will be coin flips, we should just remember to enjoy what is already the greatest head-to-head quarterback match-up in the history of the NFL.