Who was better: 2007 Brady or 2011 Rodgers?
The folks at ESPN Stats and Info blog put together a statistical comparison of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during New England's perfect regular season in 2007 as compared to what Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers has accomplished through 12 spotless weeks to start the 2011 season:
The 2007 New England Patriots finished the regular season 16-0, a feat the Green Bay Packers may be trying to accomplish in 2011. Both Tom Brady in 2007 and Aaron Rodgers in 2011 got out to fast starts, completing over 71.0 percent of their passes, throwing for over 3,400 yards and over 30 touchdowns.
The Patriots kept winning even though Brady’s production eventually dipped. Over his last five games Brady completed 61.3 percent of his passes while averaging 1.5 yards per attempt fewer and throwing just as many interceptions as he did in his first 11 games.
It is yet to be seen if Rodgers will be able to keep pace or even exceed Brady’s production and winning, but there are distinguishing factors at play that could give Rodgers an edge over Brady.
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[Your turn: Are the Brady-Rodgers comparison fair? Will Rodgers trump Brady's accomplishments from that 2007 this season? Sound off in the comments.]