INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Brady vs Tebow: It Wasn't Close This Time

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January 15, 2012 at 03:50am ET

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Taking a look at the numbers tonight, Tim Tebow's not quite ready to go head to head with Tom Brady.

Brady came out firing on all cylinders Saturday night, and made this one look like Tebow was a boy among men during the Patriots 45-10 Divisional Playoff win over Denver.

Here's how the comparisons went between the two quarterbacks:


Tom Brady: 26-of-34 for 363 yards 6 TD's 1 INT
Tim Tebow: 9-of-26 (35%) for 136 yards 0 TD's 0 INT's

First Quarter:

Tom Brady: 9-of-11 for 86 yards, 2 TD's,  1 INT
Tim Tebow: 2-of-5 for 18 yards

Second Quarter:

Tom Brady: 9-of-14 for 160 yards, 3 TD's
Tim Tebow: 1-of-5 for 10 yards

Third Quarter:

Tom Brady: 6-of-7 for 75 yards, 1 TD
Tim Tebow: 2-of-6 for 33 yards

Fourth Quarter:

Tom Brady: 2-for-2 for 42 yards
Tim Tebow: 4-of-10 for 75 yards

Here' a look at the two quarterbacks by down:

1st Down:

Tom Brady: 14-of-18 for 214 yards, 3 TD's 1 INT
Tim Tebow: 0-for-4 for 0 yards

2nd Down:

Tom Brady: 9-of-11 for 110 yards, 2 TD's
Tim Tebow: 3-of-8 for 24 yards

3rd Down:

Tom Brady: 3-of-5 for 39 yards,  1 TD
Tim Tebow: 4-of-11 for 56 yards

4th Down:

Tom Brady: No Attempts
Tim Tebow: 2-of-3 for 56 yards