Friday, January 17, 2014

Tom and Peyton, a brief comparison

Quite simply:

Tom Brady's playoff performance
2002 playoffs (following the 2001 season) - W, 16-13; W, 24-17; W, 20-17 in Super Bowl
2004 playoffs - W, 17-14; W, 24-14 vs. Manning; W, 32-29 in Super Bowl
2005 playoffs - W, 20-3 vs. Manning; W, 41-27; W, 24-21 in Super Bowl
2006 playoffs - W, 28-3; L, 27-13
2007 playoffs - W, 37-16; W, 24-21; L, 38-34 vs. Manning
2008 playoffs - W, 31-20; W, 21-12; L, 17-14 in Super Bowl
2009 playoffs - missed season due to injury
2010 playoffs - L, 33-14
2011 playoffs - L, 28-21
2012 playoffs - W, 45-10; W, 23-20; L, 21-17 in Super Bowl
2013 playoffs - W, 41-28, L, 28-13
2014 playoffs - W, 43-22; L, 26-16 vs. Manning

Peyton Manning's playoff performance
2000 playoffs (following the 1999 season) - L, 19-16
2001 playoffs (game took place 12-30-00) - L, 23-17
2003 playoffs - L, 41-0
2004 playoffs - W, 41-10; W, 38-31; L, 24-14 vs. Brady
2005 playoffs - W, 49-24; L, 20-3 vs. Brady
2006 playoffs - L, 21-18
2007 playoffs - W, 23-8; W, 15-6; W, 38-34 vs. Brady; W, 29-17 in Super Bowl
2008 playoffs - L, 28-24
2009 playoffs - L, 23-17
2010 playoffs - W, 20-3; W, 30-17; L, 31-17 in Super Bowl
2011 playoffs - L, 17-16
2012 playoffs - missed season due to injury
2013 playoffs - L, 38-35
2014 playoffs - W, 24-17; W, 26-16 vs. Brady; L, 43-8 in Super Bowl

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My purpose for this was simple.   Tom Brady has an 18-8 playoff record, 3-2 in Super Bowls.  Peyton  Manning is 11-12, 1-2 in Super Bowls.  I simply wanted to see it all spelled out... and also wondered what the average amount of points each player's offense scored compared to the points his defense allowed.  My anecdotal memory tells me that Brady needed to do less because his defense was so much better than Manning's.

1.  Note that Tom Brady won his first ten playoff games and is 8-8 since then.
2.  Note, too, that Peyton Manning's teams have been one and done in eight separate postseasons.

The final averages:

In 26 games...
Brady's offense:  653 points scored, averaging 25.12 per game
Brady's defense:  510 points allowed, 19.62 per game

In 23 games...
Manning's offense:  518 points scored, averaging 22.52 per game
Manning's defense:  511 points allowed, 22.21 per game

In case you're wondering about Tom and Peyton's other postseason statistics, from Christopher Hansen's Bleacher Report article:

QBCOMP. %YDS/GMTD %INT %YDS/ATT
Manning63.49281.44.32.87.41
Brady62.06245.94.62.46.74
Pro-Football-Reference.com

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