NFL Playoffs: Jets Stun Patriots, And Tom Brady Makes Peyton Manning Look Good

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the New York Jets beat Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts last week, there was an abundance of articles about Manning's lack of playoff success and his impending demise.
Everyone was talking about how Manning would never be as good as Tom Brady is in the playoffs; that Tom Brady is simply the best when the regular season ends.
My, how the tables have turned.
Brady turned in, at best, a mediocre performance against the same Jets that beat Manning last week.
Manning went 18-for-26 for 225 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions last week. He had a 69.2 percent completion percentage, an average completion of 12.5 yards and a very respectable QB rating of 108.7.
Brady went 29-for-45 for 299 yards, two touchdowns and one interception this week. He had a 64.4 percent completion percentage, an average completion of 10.3 yards and a QB rating of 89.0.
Brady's 89.0 isn't terrible, but his regular season rating was 111.0 and he hasn't been as bad as 89...

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