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December 29, 2010 9:06 AM

Is Tom Brady Playing Better in 2010 than in 2007?

tom brady huddle.jpgBarring the unexpected, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will most likely win his second MVP award in four seasons this January.  His only competition was Phildelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick, who probably lost any chance at the award with a 24-14 home loss to a Minnesota Vikings team that was 5-9 coming into that game.

As with any player's MVP season, Brady is having one of the best seasons of his NFL career. In 15 starts, he has 314 completions in 476 pass attempts for 3,701 yards, 34 touchdown passes, four interceptions and a QB rating of 109.8.


This weekend, he broke longtime Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kozar's NFL record for consecutive passes without an interception (308). Brady has an active steak of 319 consecutive passes without an interception headed into Week 17.

The debate that Brady is creating with this special season is whether Brady is playing better than his 2007 MVP season when the Patriots became the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0 and lost 17-14 in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. I will emphatically state that while Brady is having a MVP season in 2010, it is not even close. His 2010 season does not compare to the one he put up in 2007.

Let's start with the individual numbers.

Brady had 398 completions in 578 attempts for 4,806 passing yards, 50 touchdown passes, eight interceptions and a QB rating of 117.8 in 2007. His passing touchdowns in 2007 were the most in NFL history, his passer rating was the second highest in NFL history, his passing yards that season were the fourth most in NFL history and his completion percentage was the eighth highest in NFL history. The only number he has this season that would be in the Top 10 in NFL history is his interception percentage, which is a ridiculous 0.8 percent. Only Kansas City Chiefs QB Damon Huard had a better percentage with one interception in 244 attempts back in 2006 or 0.4 percent. Seeing Huard did not start the entire season, Brady's season will go down as the all time best at taking care of the football, short of him throwing a bunch of interceptions in Week 17...

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