Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by NG Pats Fan, Oct 28, 2012.
Tom Brady 2012
2408 passing yards, 16 td, 3 int, 100.6 passer rating, 65.3 %
Still the best. I can't wait till after the bye until our receivers are more healthy.
On pace to throw 32 TDs. Not too shabby.
Anyone with a brain would know Brady is the least of the Patriots concerns!
guy is a stud :rocker:
I think Brady has been playing far better than any other QB in the league. The numbers don't do justice at the level he has been playing. Rodgers and Manning might have better numbers on paper, but they haven't been playing better. Those teams have very few rushing TDs, and the Pats have soooo many 1 yard TD's after Brady takes them that deep. Kinda annoys me because I want Brady to be the MVP
16tds and only 3 ints...man that guy is good
It's really tough to break them out right now, there's half a season to go. But Brady is still Brady, that's all that matters. And we'll need that performance going forward... the defense does not get a complete pass based on this game alone.
Especially when the Patriots are on pace for 24 rushing TDs. They are currently #1 in the NFL with 12 rushing TDs.
All those ints against nfcw opponents. Only 1 more of those left to face. The best one though.
Here's a quarter by quarter breakdown for him from each week over the season:
2012 Patriots Stats - Tom Brady Complete Passing Stats By Quarter
He had a rough second quarter after opening the game a perfect 8-for-8, but went 9-of-13 in the second half with two touchdowns including a perfect 4th quarter. Pretty solid outing
The Pats do lead the league in rushing TDs - Packers are #30, Saints are #24 they combine for 5 rushing TDs...NE has 12.
Last year Pats finished tied for 3rd - Saints 7th and Packers at 16.
2010 Pats finished 2nd in rushing TDs. Saints were 24th and Packers 18th.
Need to start airing out more! Rodgers 6 TD in one game bro.
Yeah, since the Patriots loving running it in from first and goal, I'm not sure if that's a really valid stat.
A part of me wishes Brady would throw it in, to reflect the work he did on the drive. But hey, selfless play wins rings.
He's done all right for a dink and dunk guy ....
What a system!
Brady has 2 MVPs, I just want to win games. Right now Matt Ryan would win the MVP and good for him, let's see the Falcons score more than 2 points in the playoffs this year.
Not bad for a QB on a run-oriented team. ; )
Given the schedules for the rest of the year, we'll probably see Brady v. Manning for the MVP this year. Brady will be the better QB and will have the better team, but Manning with have the sympathy. It will be interesting to follow as it plays out.
Rodgers has a schedule that will probably drive down his numbers and cost him in the 'race' for MVP.
Just as I thought, Tommy Boy is awesome!! Can't wait for the 2nd half of the year!
Yeah, so, like, I mean .. .what's their IDENTITY man???
Seriously, all this angst last week about "the Patriots lack an identity." I don't even know what people are talking about when they say that about a team. Can someone please explain?
Thats right! Ridley is on pace for over 1400 yards and 10 TD's!
But we drafted a RB already in the 2nd rd. what a wasted pick.
The only stats of Brady that matter to me these days are his performance #'s come playoff time.
Those #'s aren't too bad all things considered. With him losing his magic and all, not bad for the circumstances
Great numbers when you take into account how well the running game has been. That running game is going to pay huge dividends come playoff time.
Brady is ranked fourth in the Bleacher Report QB power ratings behind #1 Matty Ice Ryan, #2 Aaron Rodgers, and #3 Peyton friggin' Manning. Yet, he's thrown for more yards and fewer interceptions than each of them.
Over the weekend, the Patriots had the biggest blowout of any team. Tom Brady had the highest point total among all fantasy players. The only highlights we got of the Pats were of Gronk hamming it up with his spikes. It's like the rest of the country and the media are ho-hum, another Brady/Patriots blowout.
What we are seeing, once again in 2012, is something very special that I hope we never take for granted.
Could you imagine if Matt Ryan had a Brady day with 4 TDs, no Ints, 300+ yards passing, and leading his team on 6 consecutive scoring drives in a 45-7 blowout? We'd never see the end of the highlights.
Instead we get 30 seconds and two Gronkowski spikes. Just another day at the office.
Brady has a chance of passing for 5,000 yards again if he get on just a little bit of a hot streak over the last 8 games. Offense wasn't completely clicking in the first half of the season and yet the Pats still have the #1 offense in the NFL, capable of blowing out teams on any given Sunday.
That's pretty amazing. The Pats 45-7 win over the Rams is the type of offense this team is capable of producing when it is clicking.
I love the Pats balance on offense this year. I mean TRUE balance. The Pats have a top 5 rushing attack to pair with a top 5 passing attack, and of course #1 overall in scoring and yardage gained with 440 yards per game and 32.8 ppg.
To be fair, I think it's worth taking a look at the top 10 QBs right now sorted by DYAR (a Football Outsiders stat) just to see how amazing some of the other top QBs are playing right now as well. Brady is 5th in TD passes and his 66% comp percentage is 6th among the top 10. Half of the top 10 QBs have 4 INTs or less. That's insane.
Obviously we're only halfway through the season and these numbers are going to change a lot, but it's truly remarkable the quality of QB play we're seeing across the league right now. While Brady is playing exceptional, there are many others who are playing at that level as well. It would be pretty impossible to single any out from the pack.
Take into consideration the fact that the Patriots lead the league in drops or did through week 7 anyway..
Patriots lead NFL in drops - AFC East Blog - ESPN
And the interception against the Cardinals was a freak play by Patrick Peterson on a tip ball.
Then add the state of the receivers in the first half,
Lloyd - New/Inconsistent
Welker - Slow Start/Secret Injury
Hernandez - Injured
Gronk - Slowed by Injury
Equals Tom Brady is the best QB in the NFL and his magic is not lost.
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