Monday, October 22, 2007

Brady's Bunches!!!

No, I am not a New England Patriots fan, and no I'm not really a big Tom Brady fan (and neither is Carrie Underwood usually from what I found out today on a radio interview)... Carrie is actually playing in a fantasy football league this year and her team is 5-1 (yes, that's better than any of my teams!) Since Carrie is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and is friends with QB Tony Romo, she wanted him on her fantasy team. But Carrie couldn't make the draft and she got stuck with Brady on autopick instead. Poor Carrie... NOT!

Romo's had a very good year so far for the Cowboys despite that one five interception game, tossing 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year for a very nice 95.6 quarterback rating. Those are nice numbers, but pale in comparison to what Carrie's fantasy QB has done. Brady has tossed a ridiculous 27 touchdown passes in the season's first seven games!!! He's on pace for 61 TD's!!! 61???!!! That number is normally associated with baseball and Yankee legend Roger Maris (Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 - a record which stood for nearly 40 years). Perhaps more incredibly, Brady has tossed just two interceptions so far on the year - he's on pace for four... His QB rating is a ridiculous 137.9. About the only record he's not on pace to break is Dan Marino's yardage record of 5,084 - but hey, he could get onto that pace pretty easily as his 2007 pace would take him to "only" 4,857 yards at the moment...

In yesterday's 49-28 Patriots win over the hapless (and now 0-7) Miami Dolphins, Brady's line looked more like something you'd see on your Playstation: 21 of 25 passes for 354 yards, six touchdown passes and no interceptions for a perfect 158.3 QB rating! I don't know how many times it has happened, but yesterday he had two more touchdown passes than incompletions! That's CRAZY!!! Where's a stat guru when you need one? OK, I am one, but I'll have to do some digging! :)

Where do Brady and his 7-0 Patriots go from here? None of us truly knows, all I do know is this run of his over the first seven games of the 2007 season is as impressive as anything as I've ever seen in all of my years of watching the NFL.


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