Monday, January 18, 2016

Tom Brady's Career versus Peyton Manning, Part A and Part B

By John Turney

Two weeks ago we looked at Tom Brady's career  (LINK)  in relation to passing  productivity from 2001-2006 and then 2007-2015.  We found that the numbers from 2007 to present were significantly better and published this chart:
It showed Brady to have a passer rating of 88.4 earlier in his career and more recently a rating of 101.6, and a similar trend in the playoffs

With the 17th iteration of Brady-Manning coming up in the AFC Championship Game this weekend we looked at Brady's numbers versus Manning's teams to see if there was a similar trend.
Chart: Pro Football Journal
Is there? You decide. There seems to be a 'Part A" and "Part B" here as well. Something happened in 2007.
McDaniel? Moss, then Gronkowski? Gisele Bündchen? The two begin dating in December 2006. Frankly, we are not sure of the reasons, only that there is a line of demarcation beginning in the 2007 season.
Credit: Wikipedia
Overall in the 16 games of the head-to-head matchup the Patriots have averaged 30 points per game and Manning's teams 25 ppg. Brady's teams are 11-5.

Manning has completed 410/ 657 passes (62.4%) for 4,809 yards, 33 TDs and 22 INTs for a passer rating of 87.4 and Brady has completed 367/553 passes (66.4%) for 4,013 yards, 31 TDs and 13 INTs for a 96.5 rating.

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