This is my first entry into my new series: Overrated.
Edit update: 1-9-15
Tale of two Tom's.
TD's INT's Passer Rating
Brady in close games final margin of victory 0-7 points 129 74 88
Brady in blowouts final margin of victory 15+ points 194 35 111
Brady is super clutch in blowouts. Not so much in close games.
Edit update 1-21-13
How has "Mr. Clutch" fared since the Patriots got caught cheating?
Here's a year by year breakdown:
Throws 2 INT's in 13-27 loss Jake Plummer led Broncos
Manages to beat San Diego while throwing 3 INT's luckily the 4th one bounced off the defenders chest
Chokes away a 21-3 lead to the Colts. Propelling Manning to his first Superbowl.
Humongous favorites over the Giants. Going for the perfect season and and leading the best offense ever. Pulls probably the biggest choke job in NFL history and loses 17-14
Big Home Favorite vs Ravens and lose 33-14 to a second year Joe Flacco
Big Home Favorites vs Jets and lose 28-21 to Mark Sanchez
Poor performance vs the Ravens and should have lost but got bailed out several times. If you watched the game you don't need me to elaborate.
Favorites to the Giants and lose 21-17
Big Home Favorites to the Ravens and lose 28-13
Brady and the Patriots have been Huge playoff favorites in many games these past 8 years because he has been unbelievable in meaningless regular season games. Often blowing out teams and perennially putting up some of the best offensive regular season statistics. However, when it comes to the big playoff games Brady shrinks. Those monstrous offensive performances disappear.