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Putting Brady's season in perspective

Why no one's paying attention to Patriots quarterback's historically great numbers

Updated: December 22, 2011, 1:11 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Tom Brady is having one of the greatest seasons in NFL history. So why will no one remember it?

Perhaps that's an exaggeration. More accurately, few will think of Brady when looking back on 2011.

Quite simply, the New England Patriots' quarterback picked a bad season to be historically good.

Brady is 213 passing yards shy of his single-season Patriots record set in 2007. If form holds, what happens in Week 17 will just be icing ...

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