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  1. Gold Miner 49

    Gold Miner 49 Banned

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    For all the people who love to compare Montana and Brady, heres some stats Im sure all you great fans already know. People say Brady is as good as Montana, has better statistics, lets see who REALLY has better stats when the game matters most. (having your kicker finish what you started doesnt count, thanks.)

    Joe Montana

    Super Bowl XXIV (1990)
    Stats: 22-29, 297 yards, 5 TD, 0 interceptions in a 55-10 win over Broncos.
    Montana was spectacular in winning his third Super Bowl MVP, throwing for a then-record five TDs and completing 76 percent of his passes against a Broncos team that boasted the top scoring defense in the NFL that season.

    Super Bowl XIX (1985)
    Stats: 24-35, 331 yards, 4 TD (1 rush), 0 interceptions in 38-16 win over Dolphins.
    Montana beat Dan Marino and the Dolphins through the air with three touchdowns and another score on the ground. His 59 yards rushing were more than San Francisco star running back Roger Craig had.

    Super Bowl XXIII (1989)
    Stats: 23-36, 357 yards, 2 TD, 0 interceptions in 20-16 win over Bengals.
    Montana's second TD pass was the game winner, a 10-yard strike to John Taylor with 34 seconds left. San Francisco dominated offensively, outgaining the Bengals 453 yards to 229.

    Super Bowl XVI (1982)
    Stats: 14-22, 157 yards, 2 TD (1 rush), 0 interceptions in 26-21 win over Bengals.
    Yes, this is the fourth time that Montana has appeared on this list -- it certainly says a lot that he has one-sixth of the best 24 performances by a Super Bowl quarterback. Montana's steady hand in this game -- his first Super Bowl appearance -- earned him MVP.

    Tom Brady

    Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004)
    Stats: 32-48, 354 yards, 3 TD, 1 interception in 32-29 win over Panthers.
    Brady outdueled Jake Delhomme with a Super Bowl-record 32 completions. He led the drive that set up Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal with four seconds remaining.

    Super Bowl XXXIX (2005)
    Stats: 23-33, 236 yards, 2 TD, 0 interceptions in 24-21 win over Eagles.
    Brady had another near-flawless performance in the Patriots' most recent Super Bowl crown, but it was wide receiver Deion Branch (11 catches, 133 yards) who was named MVP.

    Super Bowl XXXVI (2002)
    Stats: 16-27, 145 yards, 1 TD, 0 interceptions in 20-17 win over Rams.
    New England's defense stood out, but Brady orchestrated the drive at the end of the game to set up Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal as time expired for the upset win. Brady completed 5 of 6 passes on the winning 53-yard drive

    You decide whos a better quarterback when it matters most, its your own personal opinion, but to me its clear who is better. Im sure if you're from Boston, you'll find a way to somehow disagree.

    NOTE* In four Super Bowl appearances Montana had 13 TD's (2 of which he rushed in himself) and 0 INT's. Brady in 3 had 6 TD's, and 1 INT.
  2. makewayhomer

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    probably by pointing out that the offensive talent surrounding Montana - up until this year - was much better than the talent around Brady.

    you can't just look at things in a vacuum
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    Does beating the Bengals really count as a Super Bowl victory? :D
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    Gold Miner 49 Banned

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    The WRs were talented because of Joe Montana.
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    yes, I guess Montana's #'s would have been just as good without Jerry Rice. You win.
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    Right. A touchdown at the end of the game counts for two wins, while a FG only counts for one. Little known football fact.
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    Sure, and Moss is only talented because of Brady and Cunningham...

    Marvin Harison and Reggie Wayne sure would have been terrible without Manning.

    Jerry Rice? Of course he would have sucked without Montana or Young...
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    There's much more to a quarterback than his passing game. :cool: Try again...
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    Yeah, Jerry Rice sucked when Montana left.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Young's 6 TDs in SB XXIX
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    I have all the respect in the world for Joe Cool. Right now, today, he is IMO the greatest Qb of all time. But when Brady wins his 5th SB title next season, he will take Joe's place, and nobody will argue. Not even you.
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    let's break things down to the smallest possible level!!!

    Montana in SB's without Rice:

    14/22, 157 Yards, 1 TD, 7.1 Y/A

    Montana in SB's with Rice (average):

    23/33, 328 Yards, 3.3 TD's, 9.85 Y/A

    but I guess Montana made Rice great!!
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    Did you intentionally leave out Brady's SB MVP's? Since you seem to have highlighted Montana's!
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    It's nice that we have a good enough QB to put enough points on the board to only need a FG at the end instead of a TD.
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    Montana didn't have Rice in Sb19 vs Miami. Rice was drafted in 1985. Montana won the MVP for the 2nd time with a brilliant performance.
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    Sure BRady could have better stats then him at the end of his carreer but as of now, Montana is far greater, 0 INTS in Super Bowls
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    0 INT is what you base "better" off of? For real? Trent Dilfer had 0 INT in the Super Bowl as well. DILFER=BEST EVER!!!!
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    Hey, thanks for high draft pick.
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    Surprise, a guy from San Francisco with 20 posts believes Joe Montana is the best ever, and Brady is not, and just has to share this fact with a message board devoted to the Patriots.

    P.S. When I say "surprise", I don't really mean that it is a surprise.

    P.P.S. Brady is better, because he did it with a team built under a salary cap and with a more balanced talent level. And because the notion of him being better made you angry enough to post this crap here, where even if people agree with you, they'll call you a faggot for pretending there is no discussion necessary.

    P.P.P.S.
    What he said. :)
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
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    A point in Montana's favor is that he makes better commercials than Manning.
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    I'd say it's pretty inarguable that Montana has had the superior Super Bowl games from a statistical POV.

    BTW, I see you failed to post what Steve Young did in the SB with the same weapons Montana had. Interesting ...
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