Tom Brady has more Super Bowl experience than the Falcons as a team

AP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has played in six Super Bowls. The entire team he faces at Super Bowl LI will have less Super Bowl experience than that.

The Falcons’ entire active roster has just five Super Bowls of experience under its belts: Defensive end Dwight Freeney has played in two, and linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Dashon Goldson and defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw have played in one each.

You could give the Falcons a little more Super Bowl experience if you expanded it to players who were on a Super Bowl team but didn’t play: Atlanta defensive tackle Joe Vellano was on the Patriots for one of Brady’s Super Bowls, but he was inactive for the game. You could also throw in Jacob Tamme, a tight end on the Falcons’ injured reserve, who has played in two Super Bowls.

Whether experience really makes a difference on Super Bowl Sunday remains to be seen. But there’s no doubt where the experience advantage lies.

100 responses to “Tom Brady has more Super Bowl experience than the Falcons as a team

  1. Tom Brady has blown more Superbowls than any QB in the last 10 years. Remember that stat.

  2. And to think that they use to try and tell us at that Peyton was better than Brady. LOL. Peyton has always been smoke and mirrors. Brady is the GOAT. The analyst and the media will make debates about it because it’s what we do in sports but when Brady retires there will be no argument. His accomplishments and accolades are just too great to be matched. He’s the absolute GOAT. Deal with it.

  3. “Whether experience really makes a difference on Super Bowl Sunday remains to be seen. But there’s no doubt where the experience advantage lies.”

    The experience advantage throughout the roster should make a difference in dealing with the coming week’s hoopla. There’s a lot of distraction that goes along with SB week, most of the roster having experienced it before is a distinct advantage for NE.

  4. And it’s all thanks to the Jets ignoring him for round after round, and then hitting Bledsoe with a ridiculous cheap shot as he’s heading out of bounds. I send them a gift basket every year in thanks, but it always gets rejected because nobody at their main office is literate enough to sign for it.

  5. Actually the Falcons cheated by pumping in noise.

    Brady didn’t cheat at all, unless you think it’s plausible that he instructed ball boys to take out 2% of the air out of footballs (that’s what a .5 PSI reduction is).

    When you put it like that, the NFL’s case becomes ludicrous. 2%?

  6. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM
    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team


    Fixed your username:

    “Crybaby”

  7. The biggest effect will be on the rookies, especially the ones in the Atlanta defensive backfield. You never know though. Some rookies step up under the brightest lights like Malcolm Butler did two years ago. They have to know that Brady is going to pick on them.

  8. Tigerpork, you forgot to put your thumbs in your ears and stick out your tongue and say nah nah nah nah. Now go clean your room before you get grounded. It’s amazing how many 12-year-olds we have on these boards. It’s crazy to think that some of these might actually be grown men. Lol. WOW

  9. In full disclosure, I am a diehard Pats fan. While I do think experience matters, sometimes you get a team of young guys who aren’t affected by the pressure, because they just don’t grasp how hard it is to get to the Superbowl. If it’s your 1st season and you make it to the SB, it’s normal. I think there is a fair amount of that going on in Atlanta. It didn’t slow them down any in the NFC Championship game. My point is, prior SB experience may not be that big a factor.

    Coaching, coming up with a great game plan and most importantly, execution will win this game. I give Matty Ice and Atlanta huge respect, but my heart and my money are on the Pats.

  10. .
    The Patriots experience will help them to avoid the pregame distractions. Once the game starts it’s meaningless.
    .

  11. I didn’t really care who won the Super Bowl once the teams were announced.

    At this point now the news outlets have been talking only about the Pats so much that I can’t help but root for the Falcons.

    “Tom Brady and the Pats are going to the Super Bowl again! What does Tom eat for breakfast, what’s his mom think and what is under that big poofy coat? And oh yeah the Falcons might be there too.”

  12. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM
    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team
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    The advantage there lies with Atlanta. Their entire defensive unit benefited from pumped in crowd noise. 23 > 1. Why is it people blow past what a blatantly ridiculous cheat that is and how light the punishments for it have been? It effects every snap opposing offenses make, influencing play calling and adjustments right down to formations used. It’s an egregious cheat perpetrated at a very high level.

  13. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM
    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team
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    You must know something that no one else on Earth knows! We know you’re not talking about Deflategate because that was proven to be a complete fabrication by the NFL. You know, facts and all…

    Spygate was also, technically, not against the rules. Yes, there was a memo, but the league would not officially make it a rule until the following year. Belichick followed the memo exactly as it was worded. The letter of the law, if not the spirit.

    Shoot, even the snow plow game wasn’t against the rules at the time.

    So, please stop making things up…

  14. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM

    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team

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    The Falcons that were busted for piping in crowd noise… That Team????

    Wicked smaht….

  15. Brady uses his knowledge gained from the most Super Bowl experience in NFL history in the most advantageous way and it shows when he is on the field. Flip it around if Ryan had Brady’s receivers would the Falcons have a good chance of beating the Patriots? Probably not and that’s not saying the Patriot receivers do not make big plays because they do all the time but Julio Jones could be a difference maker the way it stands now. Will it be enough for a Falcon victory….Yes….if the New England defense has a bad or mediocre game but if there on again and play the way they have for the last 9 games, No would be the answer more likely than not. Still I have to acknowledge if I’m being honest that Ryan looks really great this year and could very well steal Brady’s thunder? Both teams look great as well and it’s a good matchup.

  16. Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM
    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team.

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    Interesting choice.

    You could have thrown a gratuitous “cheater” claim into almost any Brady-related post on this site. I’m sure your mom’s basement would have felt a little cozier regardless the post in which you exposed the world to your brilliant, sardonic wit.

    Ironically, there is no evidence that Brady cheated but the Falcons admitted to pumping crowd noise into the Georgia Bowl.

    The evidence shows that as a team, Falcons have cheated more than Brady.

    You go, girl!

  17. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM

    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team
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    You mean like piping in fake crowd noise to slow down opposing offenses? Oh wait, that was Atlanta.

  18. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM

    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team
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    Aren’t the Falcons the team that got caught cheating for pumping in fake crowd noise in order to gain a competitive advantage over their unsuspecting opponents?

  19. Brady probably also has more money, is better looking, has a more attractive wife, and has sold more replica jerseys. All of which doesn’t mean a thing. Lets play the game already!

  20. ricko1112 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:57 AM
    tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM
    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team
    ______________________
    You must know something that no one else on Earth knows!

    Pats fan can express anything they want (talk is cheap) but the facts are:
    In 2007 Belichick was officially fined $500,000 — the largest fine ever imposed on a coach in the league’s then-87-year history,[16] and the maximum permitted under league rules. The Patriots were also fined $250,000, and stripped of their first-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.
    The Patriots organization was fined $1 million and lost their first round pick in the 2016 NFL draft and their fourth round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
    Brady was suspended for four games
    The organization accepted these sanctions, which is an admission of guilt.

  21. “The biggest effect will be on the rookies, especially the ones in the Atlanta defensive backfield. You never know though. Some rookies step up under the brightest lights like Malcolm Butler did two years ago.”

    “The Patriots experience will help them to avoid the pregame distractions. Once the game starts it’s meaningless.”

    They were talking about this a lot on Comcast with Curran, Jerod Mayo and McCourty, as well as on the homer sportstalk shows.

    The best points were the whole schedule of the day is different than any other game. You get to the stadium earlier. You sit around longer. You’re amped up all day. The game starts later than anything but a night game. Then the pregame run onto the field and coin toss etc takes about twice as long as normal. Halftime is twice as long as normal. All the usual delays are extended.

    The biggest pitfall is not being ready for those delays, you’ve gotten amped up to a fever pitch long before you ever get on the field and when you finally do you can run short of energy and not be able to keep up with the speed of the game.

  22. Whiniglikeababy says “Brady has blown more Superbowls in the last 10 years than any QB”….you mean winning one and giving the Patriots the lead in the other two with 2 minutes to play? Please explain exactly how Brady has blown a superbowl.

  23. “Whether experience really makes a difference on Super Bowl Sunday remains to be seen. ”

    Absolutely makes a difference – both during the game and during the two weeks prior.

  24. We’re looking forward to reading ProFootballTalk’s story about NFL legend Payton Manning speaking at the GOP retreat.

    Looks like both NFL greats Manning and Brady are in President Trump’s corner.

  25. Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team

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    That’s not even a little bit funny. Try harder nerd.

  26. I remember the Superbowl between the pats and the panthers, early 2000’s. I was thinking oh great 2 teams i really don’t care about in a game that will be a blow out. turned out to be one of the best ones ever. so here’s hoping it’s a good game, and the patriots lose. but I doubt it…
    two teams i don’t care about that will most likely be a patriots blow out

    Pasties 34

    Chickens 15

  27. weepingjebus says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:48 AM
    And it’s all thanks to the Jets ignoring him for round after round, and then hitting Bledsoe with a ridiculous cheap shot as he’s heading out of bounds. I send them a gift basket every year in thanks, but it always gets rejected because nobody at their main office is literate enough to sign for it.

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    I’m guessing your being funny, but do your really send them a gift basket every year? If so, THAT would be hilarious!

  28. ajgreenhof says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:56 AM
    I didn’t really care who won the Super Bowl once the teams were announced.

    At this point now the news outlets have been talking only about the Pats so much that I can’t help but root for the Falcons.

    “Tom Brady and the Pats are going to the Super Bowl again! What does Tom eat for breakfast, what’s his mom think and what is under that big poofy coat? And oh yeah the Falcons might be there too.”
    ==================

    I can’t wait for them to announce next years super bowl participants so I can skip watching the regular season and playoff games…

    As far as you wanting to root for the falcons cuz of the Pats coverage, I think you have blinders on. All the coverage I have seen is how the Patriots defense isn’t really any good cuz they haven’t played anyone good and the falcons are gonna destroy them. So I would love to see the coverage you are seeing…

  29. Far worse than the fake crowd noise the Falcons biggest crime was taking the most money from the US military to “honor” the troops. If you missed that scandal it was probably because the NFL created a fake scandal called “deflate-gate” to cover the NFL owners taking taxpayer money to “honor” the troops. The Falcons took the most money by far.

    The NFL has since payed it back to the Military fearing the fall out that would have come if not for the fake scandal that stole all the headlines. The VA was claiming they had no funds to treat out vets yet the military had millions to blow on “honoring” our troops that should have been done for FREE. It makes me sick that after all that the Falcons new stadium is going to be named Mercedes Benz (Mercedes was part of the Nazi war machine. Extremely poor taste IMO)

  30. “Whether experience makes a difference on Super Bowl Sunday remains to be seen…” So, let’s actually do the research: Starting with Super Bowl II, does the team with more Super Bowl experience win more often than the team with less?

  31. “The experience advantage throughout the roster should make a difference in dealing with the coming week’s hoopla. There’s a lot of distraction that goes along with SB week, most of the roster having experienced it before is a distinct advantage for NE.”

    This could be true, but I think it helps Atlanta a lot that the head coach is coaching in his 3 Super Bowl in 4 years.

    He put his plan together for Super Bowl preparations during the first playoff bye week, great forward thinking on his part.

    The experience thing isn’t going to matter, and the Falcons won’t use that as an excuse if they lose.

    The best team is going to win next Sunday.

  32. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:46 AM
    Tom Brady has blown more Superbowls than any QB in the last 10 years. Remember that stat.
    ======================

    Define more. Two quarterbacks have lost 2 Super Bowls apiece in the last 10 years. Which one of them lost more than the other? In fact, define ‘blown’ while you are at it. Brady was one of those QB’s, his average margin of loss was 3.5 pts and he left the field with the lead in the last few minutes of both games. Peyton Manning was the other, his average margin of loss was 24.5 pts and he failed to scorel in the 4th quarter of both games.

    Remember that stat.

  33. some comments on here are so dumb. You hate the successof the Patriots. But to make commens like he blew more games than anyone?..how dumb are you? Hes there..right? And when Tyree catches some rediculous circus catch..that somehow translates into Brady blowing it. Or Manningham…Brady blew it..while sitting on the sidelines. If you hate the PAts..at least make sense

  34. maust1013…dont bother. You make sense..they dont undestand sense. Its something to say to hate on Brady because they are sick of seeing him be successful. Its just jealousy and nothing else

  35. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM

    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team
    __________________________________
    I guess you forgot the Falcons got cheating by pumping in crowd noise. Typical child. By the way, can you explain how the Steelers footballs got deflated??? I won’t expect an answer.

  36. dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:47 AM
    And to think that they use to try and tell us at that Peyton was better than Brady. LOL. Peyton has always been smoke and mirrors. Brady is the GOAT. The analyst and the media will make debates about it because it’s what we do in sports but when Brady retires there will be no argument. His accomplishments and accolades are just too great to be matched. He’s the absolute GOAT. Deal with it.

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    Give me a break Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw were both 4-0 in Super Bowls. Tom Brady is 4-2 so how does that make him the greatest of all-time? Plus Montana and Bradshaw were never suspended for cheating. Deal with that.

  37. I see Patriots fans quoting this Yards After Catch YAC statistic like it’s super important, but here is the bottom line.

    The Falcons gave up 10.7 yards per pass completion this year.

    The Patriots gave up 11 yards per pass completion this year.

    If the Falcons were giving up a lot more YAC, it means teams were catching the ball further down the field against the Pats.

    Let’s just call that stat a wash.

  38. Tom Brady and Joe Namath are both #1 and #2 respectively with the most postseason wins by any NFL QB’s in history. Trolls will discredit both of their greatness by labeling them “overrated” or “cheater” without looking at the FACTS. Respect greatness people it doesn’t come around often.

  39. “Wicked smaht….”

    It’s already cute that NE fans talk like 2 year olds but now they are typing like that??? That’s down right adorable!

  40. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:46 AM

    Tom Brady has blown more Superbowls than any QB in the last 10 years. Remember that stat.
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    No, no he hasn’t. The defense lost both of those Super Bowls late in the game after Brady had led the Pats to the lead.

  41. jason9696 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 12:09 PM

    Give me a break Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw were both 4-0 in Super Bowls. Tom Brady is 4-2 so how does that make him the greatest of all-time? Plus Montana and Bradshaw were never suspended for cheating. Deal with that.
    ===============

    That is without a doubt teh lamest of arguments to make in Montana or Bradshaw’s favor. Pointing out that Brady got his team to the big dance 3 more times than Bradshaw or Montana goes in his plus column not theirs. Deal with that

  42. jason9696 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 12:09 PM

    Give me a break Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw were both 4-0 in Super Bowls. Tom Brady is 4-2 so how does that make him the greatest of all-time? Plus Montana and Bradshaw were never suspended for cheating. Deal with that.
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    Brady wasn’t suspended for cheating either. Why do people persist with that lie?

  43. jason9696 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 12:09 PM
    dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:47 AM
    And to think that they use to try and tell us at that Peyton was better than Brady. LOL. Peyton has always been smoke and mirrors. Brady is the GOAT. The analyst and the media will make debates about it because it’s what we do in sports but when Brady retires there will be no argument. His accomplishments and accolades are just too great to be matched. He’s the absolute GOAT. Deal with it.

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    Give me a break Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw were both 4-0 in Super Bowls. Tom Brady is 4-2 so how does that make him the greatest of all-time? Plus Montana and Bradshaw were never suspended for cheating. Deal with that.

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    Probably because winning 4 SBs and making it to two others is better than only making it to 4

  44. Brady also leads the league in Cry Baby experience. Even his peers cant stand him:
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    Brady has become, especially in recent years, one of the game’s most ardent whiners when it comes to lobbying for flags. There is scarcely a back judge in the NFL who hasn’t felt his verbal wrath after what he perceived to be a missed call. And while Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers have certainly unleashed their share of blistering screeds at Ed Hochuli and friends, when Brady does it, it seems to bug his peers more. “I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than Brady,” Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith told reporters last year. “Every time he gets sacked, he looks at the ref like, ‘You see him sack me? Was that supposed to happen? He did it a little hard. Please throw a 15-yard penalty on him. Get him fined.’”

  45. peyton42 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 12:12 PM
    I see Patriots fans quoting this Yards After Catch YAC statistic like it’s super important, but here is the bottom line.

    The Falcons gave up 10.7 yards per pass completion this year.

    The Patriots gave up 11 yards per pass completion this year.

    If the Falcons were giving up a lot more YAC, it means teams were catching the ball further down the field against the Pats.

    Let’s just call that stat a wash.
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    Here’s a stat for you

    Falcons Off. #1
    Pats Off. #3 (#2 with just Brady games)

    Falcons Def. #27
    Pats Def. #1

    See the difference?

  46. “takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:46 AM
    Tom Brady has blown more Superbowls than any QB in the last 10 years. Remember that stat.”

    Perhaps, but he still has FOUR Super Bowl rings.

  47. Matt Ryan has more experience being shut out offensively in a playoff game than the entire New England Patriots franchise. The Patriots at least got a TD and field goal against the 85 Bears despite having few names on offense. Matt Ryan got zippo against the 2011 Giants despite having Julio, White, Gonzalez, and Turner as weapons.

  48. “Here’s a stat for you

    Falcons Off. #1
    Pats Off. #3 (#2 with just Brady games)

    Falcons Def. #27
    Pats Def. #1

    See the difference?”

    If the Patriots had to play 12 of their 16 games against Pro Bowl QBs, as the Falcons did, they probably wouldn’t have given up a few more points.

    But I know Pats fans aren’t hearing it. It’s all good.

  49. peyton42 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 2:43 PM
    “Here’s a stat for you

    Falcons Off. #1
    Pats Off. #3 (#2 with just Brady games)

    Falcons Def. #27
    Pats Def. #1

    See the difference?”

    If the Patriots had to play 12 of their 16 games against Pro Bowl QBs, as the Falcons did, they probably wouldn’t have given up a few more points.

    But I know Pats fans aren’t hearing it. It’s all good.
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    Then you have to discredit the other side of the argument with ATL playing tough defenses like The Saints and Panthers 4 times. I’ll even say TB is a decent defense.

    Not to mention 10, count them 10 games played indoors. Must be nice. Not a breeze to be seen, sun ray in your eye, gentle drop of water on the field, snow flurries, etc… video game numbers playing inside

  50. Tom Brady has blown more Superbowls than any QB in the last 10 years. Remember that stat.
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    Brady has never blown a super bowl. He has always pulled ahead only to have his defense allow the opposition to match his efforts. Nice try clown.
    Also, not sure why you think that dissing someone that was in the Superbowl 5 more times than anyone else this century is anything but humbling to your excuse for a qb. By your logic, someone like Big Ben is a bigger choker than someone thats never made it. To be a bit more obvious in making fun of your logic, its like saying that Peyton Manning is a worse qb than little brother Eli, because hes lost more super bowls, while eclipsing Eli in every major stat (not named TD/INT ratio). Man, i would love to live life as delusional as many of these people.

  51. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:46 AM

    Tom Brady has blown more Superbowls than any QB in the last 10 years. Remember that stat.

    =========

    That’s would be really impressive because its hard to get to Super Bowls in the first place, even though the stat not true.

    Peyton Manning lost two Super Bowls in that stretch by a combined 49 points.

    Brady lost two by combined 7 points.

  52. jags2daship says:
    Jan 27, 2017 12:55 PM

    They can cheat all they want, Falcons are still going to kick that butt.

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    Uh, you do know the Super Bowl is on a neutral field in Houston right? Hardly think the Falcons will be able to pump in crowd noise for this one.

  53. “Then you have to discredit the other side of the argument with ATL playing tough defenses like The Saints and Panthers 4 times. I’ll even say TB is a decent defense.”

    Collectively the Falcons had the hardest schedule of defenses in the league this year, and that is a fact. It’s been mentioned in a multitude of articles about the Falcons record setting offense.

    I am this will still get negged to death lol, but it will still be true.

  54. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:46 AM
    Tom Brady has blown more Superbowls than any QB in the last 10 years. Remember that stat.

    Really? Explain how. As I recall Brady had them ahead both times and was sitting on the bench when the defense allowed the Giants to score the game winning points. Ridiculous post.

  55. In the first Giants loss Brady had the best offense in history and scored 14 points…7 in the first 58 minutes. That’s as bad a choke as anything Peyton’s done.

  56. dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:47 AM
    And to think that they use to try and tell us at that Peyton was better than Brady. LOL. Peyton has always been smoke and mirrors. Brady is the GOAT. The analyst and the media will make debates about it because it’s what we do in sports but when Brady retires there will be no argument. His accomplishments and accolades are just too great to be matched. He’s the absolute GOAT. Deal with it.

    ————-

    The Patriots as a team made it to 7 SB games. Brady wouldn’t have sniffed a single SB without good defense, special teams and other amazing players over the years.

  57. Read a report that a guy who looked exactly like Belichick under a different name was hired as The lead maintanence guy at Falcons practices during the two weeks prior to the Super Bowl. Was cited video taping practice on his phone and seen with a tape recorder behind the coach when he was calling plays at practice. Reminiscent of spygate. Also, Brady was seen paying the refs who are going to ref the super bowl and handed them flattened footballs…. weird getting he has. Nah I’m jk, Pats are crazy good. Wish my team was that good.

  58. This is Brady/Belichick’s 7th super bowl in 15 years. 4 championships with a chance for number 5. We are spoiled in Patriot nation. Best. Of. Times.

  59. Too many variables to compare. Brady has the most accomplishments but he also played until he was 40 for the best franchise in history. Montana left the 49ers when he was 34 and Manning spent most of his career with poor coaches and Jim Irsay.

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    dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:47 AM
    And to think that they use to try and tell us at that Peyton was better than Brady. LOL. Peyton has always been smoke and mirrors. Brady is the GOAT. The analyst and the media will make debates about it because it’s what we do in sports but when Brady retires there will be no argument. His accomplishments and accolades are just too great to be matched. He’s the absolute GOAT. Deal with it.

  60. peyton42 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 3:54 PM
    Collectively the Falcons had the hardest schedule of defenses in the league this year, and that is a fact. It’s been mentioned in a multitude of articles about the Falcons record setting offense.

    I am this will still get negged to death lol, but it will still be true.
    ——

    I dont do the thumbs down thing but there is no way that is true. They played 3 games against top 12 Ds. 3 Games. And 3 of the AFC North teams finished in the top 12 and they all played each other twice which debunks your “fact” right there.

    They(Falcons) also played 8 games vs bottom 12 Ds..

    Your claim is as off base as the guy above who says they played 12 pro bowl QBs…dont think I have to explain what’s wrong that “fact”lol

  61. peyton42 says:
    Jan 27, 2017 3:54 PM
    Collectively the Falcons had the hardest schedule of defenses in the league this year, and that is a fact. It’s been mentioned in a multitude of articles about the Falcons record setting offense.

    I am this will still get negged to death lol, but it will still be true.

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    Nope. Ryan played 8 games or HALF THE SEASON against pass defenses ranked 22nd or worse.

    Brady never faced one worse than 21st.

    And Patriots went 6-1 this year against top 10 total defenses (10-1 against top 12).

  62. Manning spent his entire career with poor coaching and Irsay.
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    One of those poor coaches was just elected to the Hall of Fame. So what else ya got?

  63. “The Falcons gave up 10.7 yards per pass completion this year.

    The Patriots gave up 11 yards per pass completion this year.

    If the Falcons were giving up a lot more YAC, it means teams were catching the ball further down the field against the Pats.”

    Actually no. Atlanta gave up 24.8 points per game while the Pats gave up 15.7 while giving up effectively the same number of yards / pass completion.

    What it means is the Pats are willing to give up a first down and limit to that with no YAC and make the other team work hard to get down the field before stiffening up in the red zone. You don’t get a lot of 2-4 play short drives that result in scores against the Pats.

    At the same time the Falcons give up more big plays that result in scoring or moving the other team into the red zone, or first downs in the red zone that result in scoring. That’s where the points allowed differential comes from.

  64. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 27, 2017 4:23 PM

    The Patriots as a team made it to 7 SB games. Brady wouldn’t have sniffed a single SB without good defense, special teams and other amazing players over the years.

    ==============

    Yea football isn’t tennis, golf or boxing, what’s your point? What QB has single handedly done anything? That’s why it’s a great game.

    And Belichick is 18-19 without Brady starting so I think TB12 had a little something to do with their success.

  65. All of you NE fans have me convinced.
    Atl has no chance. Thanks for letting my team
    share the field and enjoy the lady gaga
    show. We are not worthy. Just kidding.
    Falcons will shock the world!

  66. The Patriots as a team made it to 7 SB games. Brady wouldn’t have sniffed a single SB without good defense, special teams and other amazing players over the years.

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    Wrong. In 2011, Brady brought the team with the worst defense in the NFL to the Super Bowl.

  67. So funny that people like blowing off the Patriots defense to fit their agenda.

    Didn’t they limit the so called great high powered Steelers offense to 17 points?

    That in itself should shut some pf you misinformed people up.

  68. tigerpork says:
    Jan 27, 2017 10:41 AM

    Fixed the title:

    Tom Brady has more cheating experience than the Falcons as a team
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    So you’re inferring that the Falcons do have some cheating experience?
    I’m devastated… And all this time I thought they were as pure as untouched virgins.

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