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  1. PromisedLand

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    I thought I would compile some mostly career statistical facts about Tom Brady. Not that he cares about numbers (or at least publicly admits it), but someday we will all be marveling at what he accomplished. In fact, already, after only 7.5 years in the league (6.5 as a starter), he is starting to enter the all-time leaderboards in several career passing categories.

    But first, a statistical oddity:

    Tom Brady's next touchdown pass will tie him with Babe Parilli in two categories:

    Most touchdown passes by a Patriots quarterback, season: 31
    Most touchdown passes, NFL career: 178

    NFL leaderboards

    Completions, career: 45th
    Touchdowns, career: 42nd

    Barring the unspeakable "I" word, , he will be climbing rapidly in these and other categories. For example, if he throws another 20 TD passes this year he will not only break Manning's single season record, but will end the year at #28 on the all time list.

    Similarly, he is now only 1,211 yards short of #50 on the all-time passing yards list - a figure he should reach in about 4 games at the rate he is going.

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 23,995
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs
    Grogan 182
    Brady 177
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,094
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Again barring the "I" word, Brady will be the Pats all time leader in passing TDs any week now, and should be the Pats all time leader in the other categories by the end of next year.

    (Disclaimer: all data is based on pro-football-reference.com, and while I did my best to transcribe and add up the team-by-team subtotals, I can't guarantee the results.)
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    We all gotta be in awe of this guy, we may never see someone this good qb'ing this team ever... amazingly he just seems to be getting better, he will pass all of the pats records and finish at least in the top 5 all time qb's when he retires.
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    Update following 2007 week 9, 11/4/2007 (results: Pats 24, Colts 20. Pats 9-0):

    Notes
    • Brady became the Patriots all-time leader in passes in a season with 33.
    • Brady is two TD passes shy of tying Steve Grogan as the Pats all-time leader in career TD passes.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,363
    Pass Completions 2,115
    Yards 24,250
    TD Passes 180
    Int 82

    NFL leaderboards

    Completions, career: 44th (+1 since last week)
    Touchdowns, career: T-39th (+3 since last week)
    Passing Yards, career: Brady needs 956 yards to reach #50 in this category

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 24,250
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs
    Grogan 182
    Brady 180
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,115
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com - historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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    Update following 2007 week 11 (game 10), 11/18/2007 (results: Pats 56 @ Bills 10. Pats 10-0):

    Notes
    • Brady set new Patriots season TD pass record with 38.
    • Brady became Patriots career TD pass leader with 185 (passing Steve Grogan's 182).
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,402
    Pass Completions 2,146
    Yards 24,623
    TD Passes 185
    Int 82

    NFL leaderboards

    Completions, career: 42nd (+2 since last week)
    Touchdowns, career: 36th (+3 since last week)
    Passing Yards, career: Brady needs 583 yards to reach #50 in this category

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 24,623
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs
    Brady 185
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,146
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com, espn.com - historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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    All these stats are great, but in the end what makes Brady so special, at least in my eyes, is how CLUTCH he is! He is the one guy I want on the field with a 1:21 left and no timeouts to put my team in a position to W-I-N!!! :)
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    No doubt. I am just maintaining this stats thread as a public service for those who are interested.
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    Update following 2007 week 12 (game 11), 11/25/2007 (results: Pats 31 @ Eagles 28. Pats 11-0):

    Notes
    • Brady extended his Patriots season TD pass record to 39.
    • Brady extended his Patriots career TD pass record to 186.
    • Brady went over 25,000 passing yards for his career.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,456
    Pass Completions 2,180
    Yards 25,003
    TD Passes 186
    Int 82

    NFL leaderboards

    Completions, career: 42nd (+0 since last week)
    Touchdowns, career: 36th (+0 since last week)
    Passing Yards, career: Brady needs 359 yards to reach #50 in this category (although the current #50, Jon Kitna, is active)

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 25,003
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs
    Brady 186
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,180
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com, espn.com - historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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    Update following 2007 week 13 (game 12), 12/3/2007 (Monday night. results: Pats 27 @ Ravens 24. Pats 12-0):

    Notes
    • Brady extended his Patriots season TD pass record to 41, and now needs 8 more to tie Peyton Manning's record.
    • Brady extended his Patriots career TD pass record to 188.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,494
    Pass Completions 2,198
    Yards 25,260
    TD Passes 188
    Int 83

    NFL leaderboards

    Completions, career: 41st (+1 since last week)
    Touchdowns, career: 35th (+1 since last week)
    Passing Yards, career: Brady needs 362 yards to reach #50 in this category (although the current #50, Jon Kitna, is active. Also, he is 622 yards short of #49, Jim Plunkett.)

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 25,260
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs
    Brady 188
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,198
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com; historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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    Update following 2007 week 14 (game 13), 12/9/2007 (Monday night. results: Steelers 13 @ Pats 34. Pats 13-0):

    Notes
    • Brady extended his Patriots season TD pass record to 45.
    • Brady's 45 TD passes is the 3rd highest NFL season total, trailing Dan Marino (48) and Peyton Manning (49). He now needs only 5 more in 3 games to break the record.
    • Brady extended his Patriots career TD pass record to 192.
    • Brady passed the 4,000 yard mark for the second time in his career. The only other Patriot QB to pass for 4,000 yards in a season is Drew Bledsoe, who also did it twice.
    • Brady passed for over 300 yards for the sixth time this season and 21st time in his career.
    • Brady also has a chance to set the record for most passing yards in a season, needing 990 yards over the next three games to break Dan Marino's mark of 5,084 (1984).
    • Brady now has 4,095 passing yards on the season, which is the 3rd highest season passing total in Patriots history. He needs only 16 yards to break his own mark set in 2005 for 2nd place, and 461 yards to pass Drew Bledsoe's team record of 4,555 set in 1994.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,540
    Pass Completions 2,230
    Yards 25,659
    TD Passes 192
    Int 83

    NFL leaderboards

    Completions, career: 40th (+1 since last week)
    Touchdown passes, career: T-34th (+1 since last week)
    Passing Yards, career: Brady needs 223 yards to reach #50 in this category (passing current #49, Jim Plunkett. He is closer to John Kitna, but Kitna, who is still active, needs only 12 yards to pass Plunkett himself.)
    Touchdown passes, season: 3rd - needs 3 to tie for 2nd and 4 to tie for 1st.

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards, Career
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 25,659
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs, Career
    Brady 192
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions, Career
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,230
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Passing Yards, Top Single Seasons
    Drew Bledsoe 4,555 (1994)
    Tom Brady 4,110 (2005)
    Tom Brady 4,095 (2007)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,086 (1996)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com; historical player data: pro-football-reference.com

    Thanks to Patsfanin Philly for pointing out the Patriots season passing yards records. I have added that info to the post.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2007
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    Great work. Thanks for the posts.
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    #95 Jersey

    Thanks for the research. One other record is Patriots passing yards in a season which IIRC is 4555 in 1994 by Bledsoe, which brady would get with about 540 more yds or so.......
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    You're welcome, and thanks for the tip - I'll add that to my post.
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    Sorry I was a bit slow to get my update in this week. It was a combination of being busy getting ready for the holiday festivities and not being very excited about Brady's stats last week - not that they matter at all as long as the Pats win ... anyway, without further ado:

    Update following 2007 week 15 (game 14), 12/16/2007 (Monday night. results: Jets 10 @ Pats 20. Pats 14-0):

    Notes
    • It was an off week for Brady as he failed to throw a TD pass for the first time this season. The weather conditions certainly affected the passing game - it was 34 degrees at game time with freezing rain and 25 MPH winds with higher gusts.
    • It was also Brady's poorest performance of the year in terms of passing yards - he had only 140.
    • Brady now has only the slimmest chance to set the record for most passing yards in a season, still needing 850 yards in two games to break Dan Marino's mark of 5,084 (1984).
    • Brady now has 4,235 passing yards on the season, which is the 2nd highest season total in Patriots history. He needs 321 yards to pass Drew Bledsoe's team record of 4,555 set in 1994.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,567
    Pass Completions 2,244
    Yards 25,799
    TD Passes 192
    Int 84

    NFL leaderboards

    Career
    Completions: 41st (-1 since last week)
    Touchdown passes: T-34th (+0 since last week)
    Passing Yards: Brady needs 84 yards to reach #50 in this category, passing Jim Plunkett.

    Season
    Touchdown passes: 3rd - needs 3 to tie for 2nd and 4 to tie for 1st.
    Passing Yards: 33rd

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards, Career
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 25,799
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs, Career
    Brady 192
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions, Career
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,244
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Passing Yards, Top Single Seasons
    Drew Bledsoe 4,555 (1994)
    Tom Brady 4,235 (2007)
    Tom Brady 4,110 (2005)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,086 (1996)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com; historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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    Update following 2007 week 16 (game 15), 12/23/2007 (Sunday at 4:15 PM. results: Dolphins 7 @ Pats 28. Pats 15-0):

    Notes
    • Brady rebounded from his statistically poor performance of a week ago by throwing 3 first half TD passes against the Dolphins.
    • In the second half he threw 0 TD passes and 2 INTs (one on a deflection) as he appeared to be trying to force the ball to Randy Moss, probably to help Randy break the NFL record of 22 TD passes in a season set by Jerry Rice.
    • Brady is now tied for 2nd place (with Dan Marino 1984) on the NFL season TD pass leaderboard, and one shy of tying Peyton Manning (2004) for first.
    • Brady now has 4,450 passing yards on the season, which is the 2nd highest season total in Patriots history. He needs only 105 yards to pass Drew Bledsoe's team record of 4,555 set in 1994.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,600
    Pass Completions 2,262
    Yards 26,014
    TD Passes 195
    Int 86

    NFL leaderboards

    Career
    Completions: 41st (no change since last week)
    Touchdown passes: 33rd (+1 since last week)
    Passing Yards: 50th (+1 since last week)

    Season
    Touchdown passes: T-2nd - needs 1 to tie and 2 to break the record.
    Passing Yards: 16th (+17 since last week)

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards, Career
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 26,014
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs, Career
    Brady 195
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions, Career
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,262
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Passing Yards, Top Single Seasons
    Drew Bledsoe 4,555 (1994)
    Tom Brady 4,450 (2007)
    Tom Brady 4,110 (2005)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,086 (1996)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com; historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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    Update following 2007 week 17 (game 16), 12/29/2007 (Saturday at 8:15 PM. results: Pats 38 @ Giants 35.) Pats 16-0!!:

    Notes
    • Brady threw two TD passes, setting a new NFL record for TD passes in a season with 50, vs. only 8 INTs. He surpassed Peyton Manning, who held the previous record with 49.
    • On the same play that resulted in Brady breaking the TD pass record, Randy Moss broke Jerry Rice's NFL record for TD receptions in a season - Moss has 23.
    • Brady finished the season with 4,806 passing yards on the season, which is the highest season total in Patriots history and the 3rd highest total in NFL history (Dan Marino 5,084, Kurt Warner 4,830).
    • Brady's passer rating for the season was 117.2, the second highest rating in NFL history.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,642
    Pass Completions 2,294
    Yards 26,370
    TD Passes 197
    Int 86

    NFL leaderboards

    Career
    Completions: 39th (+2 since last week)
    Touchdown passes: T-28th (+5 since last week)
    Passing Yards: 48th (+2 since last week*)

    * but with #49 Jon Kitna with a game left to play

    Season
    Touchdown passes: 1st
    Passing Yards: 3rd (+13 since last week)
    Pass Completions: 5th

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards, Career
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 26,370
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs, Career
    Brady 197
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions, Career
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,294
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Passing Yards, Top Single Seasons
    Tom Brady 4,806 (2007)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,555 (1994)
    Tom Brady 4,110 (2005)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,086 (1996)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com; historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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    bump - I can't wait to get this thread going again. Preseason doesn't count, of course, so I'm jumping the gun but it sure is going to be sweet to see #12 on the field again.
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    It's good to be able to do this again.
    -PL

    Update following 2009 week 1 (game 1), 9/15/09 (Monday at 7:30 pm edt. results: Bills 24 @ Boston Patriots* 25.):


    Notes
    • This was Brady's first real (not preseason) action since injuring his knee in the first quarter of week 1 of the 2008 season.
    • In his abbreviated 2008 appearance he was 7 for 11 for 76 yards with no TDs or interceptions.
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,706
    Pass Completions 2,340
    Yards 26,824
    TD Passes 199
    Int 87

    NFL leaderboards

    Career
    Completions: 39th (+0 since last update)
    Touchdown passes: T-27th (+1 since last update)
    Passing Yards: 50th (-2 since last update)
    Passer rating: 5th (
    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards, Career
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Grogan 26,886
    Brady 26,824
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs, Career
    Brady 199
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions, Career
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,340
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Passing Yards, Top Single Seasons
    Tom Brady 4,806 (2007)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,555 (1994)
    Tom Brady 4,110 (2005)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,086 (1996)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com; historical player data: pro-football-reference.com

    * In honor of the 50th anniversary of the AFL, both teams wore 1960 throwback uniforms and all original AFL teams were listed under their original team names.
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    Update following 2009 week 7 (game 7), 10/25/09 (Sunday at 1:00 pm edt. from Wembley Stadium, London, England. Pats 35@Bucs7):



    Notes
    • I haven't done this for a few weeks due to being busy and to Brady's poor start coming back from the knee injury, but boy is he back now! Last week he broke an NFL record by throwing 5 TD passes in one quarter as the Pats beat the Titans 59-0! Over the past 2 weeks they have outscored their opponents 94-7!
    Brady's career stats (regular season only)

    Pass Attempts 3,926
    Pass Completions 2,480
    Yards 28,478
    TD Passes 212
    Int 90

    NFL leaderboards

    Career
    Completions: 32nd (+7 since last update)
    Touchdown passes: T-23rd (+4 since last update)
    Passing Yards: 42nd (8 since last update)
    Passer rating: 5th (+0 since last update)

    Patriots Leaderboard

    Passing Yards, Career
    Bledsoe 29,657 with Pats (44,611 total)
    Brady 28,478
    Grogan 26,886
    Parilli 16,747 with Pats (22,681 total)

    Passing TDs, Career
    Brady 212
    Grogan 182
    Bledsoe 166 with Pats (251 total)
    Parilli 132 with Pats (178 total)

    Pass Completions, Career
    Bledsoe 2,544 with Pats (3,839 total)
    Brady 2,480
    Grogan 1,879
    Parilli 1,140 with Pats (1,552 total)

    Passing Yards, Top Single Seasons
    Tom Brady 4,806 (2007)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,555 (1994)
    Tom Brady 4,110 (2005)
    Drew Bledsoe 4,086 (1996)

    Source: Brady's stats: nfl.com; historical player data: pro-football-reference.com
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