When It’s NFL Playoff Time, Should We Still Fear Tom Brady?

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This was first published in "The Tower," CUA's student-run newspaper, on Jan. 21, 2011
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots entered Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with a goal in mind: to shut them up. In the highest-rated divisional round game, with 43.5 million viewers watching on TV and over 60,000 people in the stands, the Pats looked lost. Tom Brady acted like a kid who can’t find his parents in a big store. Tom threw his first interception in 340 pass attempts when he lobbed a pass over BenJarvus Green-Ellis and into the hands of David Harris. Tom “Terrific” went for 29-of-45 with 299 yards.
There is a question to be asked after the game ended: should we still fear Brady in the playoffs? If we shouldn’t fear Brady, is there a quarterback in the NFL that we should fear in the playoffs?
Let’s look at the numbers: Brady is 14-5 in the playoffs, is a three-time Super Bowl champion and a two-time Super ...

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