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Monday, September 19, 2011
Comparing Tom Brady of 2007 and 2011

By James Walker

The 2007 season is viewed as the best year of Tom Brady's Hall of Fame career. The New England Patriots' quarterback set career highs in yards (4,860), touchdowns (50) and passer rating (117.2), while leading the Patriots to an undefeated, 16-0 regular season.

Now, Brady is four years older but may be playing at a higher level.

Brady is on a torrid pace to set new career highs in yards and touchdowns. If you project his current numbers for 16 games, Brady will throw for 7,520 yards and 56 touchdowns. As Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco said, those are numbers out of a video game.

Brady won't throw for 7,500 yards this season. But breaking his personal mark of 50 touchdowns seems possible if he stays healthy and continues to play at a high level.