A few observations:
- Tom Brady is really freaking good
- He is undefeated against Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Minnesota and Tampa
- The Bills and Jets are probably going to come looking for child support from their “daddy”
- He has a .500 record or better vs. every team except the Broncos
Vs the AFC:
East: 77-21 (.785)
North: 31-7 (.816)
South: 39-7 (.848)
West: 27-15 (.643)
Vs. the NFC:
East: 14-6 (.700)
North: 16-4 (.800)
South: 17-4 (.810)
West: 9-5 (.643)
One other thing I noticed, if Brady and the Patriots traded positions with the Colts (and Peyton) in the Colts division, Brady would have had Peyton’s advantage of playing the weakest teams in the AFC twice a year. Brady had his best win percentage against the teams Peyton beat up on only by a far wider margin (.848). Think about it. Peyton played most of his career against the two teams that were new to the NFL in JAX and Houston, while Tennessee was the old Houston team that wasn’t very good to begin with. And still Brady crushed Peyton’s win percentage against that division. Same against the AFC North where Roethlisberger played (.816) the NFC North where Rodgers played (.800) and the NFC South where Brees Played (.810), instead of the AFC East (.784).
If you look at the west you have to realize that the travel time and time difference hasn’t the greatest impact on all teams traveling west so not a good indicator. Still had Brady and Peyton switched divisions with their teams Brady would have won another 8-10 games or so. Then add in if he played in a dome and Peyton played in the wind and cold of New England that Brady would have another 9-11% added to his stat totals while Peyton would have to reduce his numbers by that same amount. The final result already puts Brady ahead of Favre in Yards and TDs while Peyton drops to the Dan Marino range of stats. Amazing what you can do if you are willing to consider the parameters that helped hype a QB.
In a league that preaches “any given Sunday”, Tom Brady has found a way to win 77% of the time he steps on a football field (230-67 (.774). This is simply mind blowing. There is no disputing that he isn’t the GOAT, he simply is.