Tom Brady was back to his old self Sunday as he led the Patriots to a 30-27 win over the Saints for his 28th career fourth quarter comeback victory.
With Brady’s latest game-winning drive, and Peyton Manning’s MVP-like season thus far, the long-time debate continued of who is the better quarterback on PostGame Live with Michael Felger, Troy Brown and Mike Flynn.
“I have always been a Tom Brady guy over Peyton Manning,” Felger said. “It goes back to, not even what they’ve done with in terms of working with less and all that, it’s in big games. In big games, Peyton Manning has just been far more prone to that big mistake in a big game than Tom Brady.”
However, Flynn thinks there is a small margin between the two quarterbacks.
“I’m a Brady guy, I think he is a great quarterback, I’m not denying that, he’s the guy I would pick,” Flynn said. “Before you start, look at the offense and the contexts of those wins and everything like that. Peyton was the team. He did a lot with that Colts team. Those weren’t great football teams.”
So, who do you think is the better quarterback? Let us know in the comments section.
When Tom Brady returns to the Patriots following his four-game suspension, his team will be in sole possession of first place in the AFC East.
That became the reality as soon as the Jets fell to the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday, 24-3. The Jets committed eight turnovers in the loss to fall to 1-2.
The Bills and Dolphins each won their first games of the season on Sunday, taking down the Cardinals and Browns, respectively.
With the Patriots record at 3-0 following their win over the Texans on Thursday night, and with all three of their AFC East rivals sitting on just one win thus far, even if Bill Belichick's club was to fall to Rex Ryan and the Bills in Week 4, it would still be alone atop the division.
Surely the Patriots would like to have a zero in the loss column when Brady returns. Regardless, to be in first place when Brady's Deflategate punishment is finished -- and having achieved that mark with two different starting quarterbacks -- has to be a point of pride for the organization . . . and a source of agita for those who doled out the punishment.
Must be Bills week.
After Rex Ryan's club put together an impressive win at home over the Cardinals, 33-18, it wasn't long before the Bills coach was yapping about the Patriots and their coach Bill Belichick.
Ryan was asked about the quarterback situation in New England since both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are dealing with injuries at the moment. Who might the Bills see when they visit Gillette Stadium?
"Look, I can sit back and say I don’t care who plays quarterback, cuz I know (Tom) Brady ain’t," he said. "I don’t care who plays quarterback; Steve Grogan can play quarterback. If Belichick’s playing quarterback, we’re coming after him. I promise you that."
There's no indication yet as to whether or not Garoppolo or Brissett will be unavailable for Week 4. When asked about his level of concern when it came to his quarterbacks, Belichick didn't say much during a conference call on Sunday.
Ryan, like the rest of us, will probably have to wait for the Patriots to release an injury report before he learns about the status of either young passer. And until then, he'll have to prepare for both.