Monday, January 16, 2012
Tom Brady's QBR is off the charts
By James Walker
What does a record-tying, six-touchdown performance get you in the playoffs?
For New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it got him a near-perfect Total Quarterback Rating.
Brady recorded a 95.1 of a possible 100 QBR in a 45-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. The ball barely touched the ground for Brady. He was 26-for-34 passing for 363 yards, six touchdowns and one interception.
Brady averaged 10.68 yards per attempt and did pretty much anything he wanted against Denver's defense. His QBR is the highest of any quarterback of the postseason.
Patriots fans have to feel confident in the way Brady is playing. He had another stellar season, but Brady saved his best performance for the playoffs in a must-win game. He is peaking at the right time.
Expect the Brady factor to be huge this week in the AFC Championship Game against a very good defense of the Baltimore Ravens.