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'11 Aaron Rodgers vs '07 Tom Brady

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After a torrid start people are saying that Aaron Rodgers has elevated his game to a level never before seen in the NFL.  Is that true?  The last player to reach that stratosphere of never-before-seen was Tom Brady in 2007.  So I decided to compare the game-by-game numbers of each quarterback through the first six games of their respective seasons.

2011 Aaron Rodgers

vs New Orleans: 27-35, 312 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 132.1 rating

at Carolina: 19-30, 308 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 119.9 rating

at Chicago: 28-38, 297 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 111.4 rating

vs Denver: 29-38, 408 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT, 134.5 rating

at Atlanta: 26-39, 396 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 117.0 rating

vs St Louis: 17-28, 310 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 119.6 rating

For all six games Rodgers was 146-208 (70.2% completion rate), 2,031 yards, 17 TDs, 3 INTs

2007 Tom Brady

at NY Jets: 22-38, 297 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 146.6 rating

vs San Diego: 25-31, 279 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 123.0 rating

vs Buffalo: 23-29, 311 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 150.9 rating

at Cincinnati: 25-32, 231 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 115.0 rating

vs Cleveland: 22-38, 265 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 105.7 rating

at Dallas: 31-46, 388 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 129.6 rating

Brady's totals: 148-214 (69.2% completion rate), 1,771 yards, 21 TDs, 2 INTs

 

So Rodgers has a higher completion percentage and more yards while Brady had more touchdowns and fewer interceptions.  Overall though the numbers are fairly similar but an argument could be made in Rodgers's favor.  However, it was that sixth game against Dallas that started a scorching six game stretch for Brady.  These numbers are the benchmark to measure Rodgers against.

at Dallas: 31-46, 388 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 129.6 rating

at Miami: 21-25, 354 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs, 158.3 rating

vs Washington: 29-38, 306 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 125.5 rating

at Indianapolis: 21-32, 255 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs, 95.2 rating

at Buffalo: 31-39, 373 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 146.1 rating

vs Philadelphia: 34-54, 380 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 90.0 rating

Brady's totals: 167-234 (71.4% completion rate), 2,056 yards, 23 TDs, 2 INTs

As the season progresses we'll see if Rodgers can top those mind-boggling numbers.

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