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Tommy12Orr4
10-25-2014, 02:41 PM
All of this talk about the AFC East being the reason for the Brady and the Patriots making the playoff every year is nothing short of absurd. Here's a look at Brady's regular season record against playoff teams as well as his playoff performance record in the playoffs as well. There's absolutely no doubt that if he played in any other division, the Patriots would still make the playoffs every single year.

So, please do tell me more about how the AFC East is the reason the Patriots make the playoffs every season, despite taking out top seeded teams year after year.

*Overall seeds are based on NFL.com standing at the end of the season, not playoff seeds.



2001: 3-2 (Included Jets and Dolphins as playoff teams) regular season record against playoff teams.
2001P: Defeated the #1, #3, and #10 overall seeds in the NFL and won the Super Bowl.

2002: 2-4 against playoff teams.
2002P: Missed playoffs

2003: 5-0 against playoff teams.
2003P: Defeated the #3, #6, and #7 seeded teams and won the Super Bowl.

2004: 5-1 (Includes Jets as playoff team) against playoff teams.
2004: Defeated the #1, #3, and #4 seeded teams (Patriots were #2) and won the Super Bowl.

2005: 1-4 against playoff teams.
2005P: Crushed the #4 seed and lost to the #2 seeded Broncos in Denver.

2006: 2-2 (Includes Jets as playoff teams) regular season record against playoff teams.
2006P: Defeated the #1 and #7 overall seeds before falling to the #4 overall seed and eventual Super Bowl Champions in the Colts.

2007: 6-0 regular season record against playoff teams.
2007P: Defeated the #5 and #6 overall seeds before losing in the Super Bowl to the Giants

2008: Brady was injured.

2009: 2-3 (Includes Jets as playoff team) regular season record against playoff teams.
2009P: Lost to the #12 seeded team in the Ravens.

2010: 6-1 (Includes Jets as playoff team) regular season record against playoff teams.
2010P: Lost to the #7 overall seeded Jets.

2011: 1-2 regular season record against playoff teams.
2011P: Defeated #16 and #5 overall seeds before losing to the Super Bowl Champions in the Giants.

2012: 3-3 regular season record against playoff teams.
2012P: Defeated #3 overall seed and lost to the #9 overall seeded Ravens.

2013: 2-2 regular season record against playoff teams.
2013P: Defeated #7 overall seed before losing to the #1 overall seeded Broncos.



The Patriots compiled a 38-24 record against playoff teams in the regular season during the seasons posted above. That translates into roughly ten wins each season.

XterraRob
10-25-2014, 03:45 PM
...Bunch of meaningless stats

They didn't win the Championship tho

4567081110
10-25-2014, 03:48 PM
They didn't win the Championship tho

Patriots last championship: 2004
Broncos last championship: 1998

Tommy12Orr4
10-25-2014, 03:58 PM
They didn't win the Championship tho

Good thing this thread wasn't based on winning championships, but rather the argument that the reason the Patriots have made the playoffs pretty much every year (2002-2003 they did not) with Brady is because of the division they play in is nothing short of laughable.

Looking at some of the top QB's, it's not like these QB's haven't had extremely poverty divisions as well.

cor030
10-25-2014, 04:26 PM
but what's their record @ Cincinnati? I heard they went into Cincinnati a couple weeks ago and obliterated the Bengals, 43-17.

Tommy12Orr4
10-25-2014, 05:36 PM
It's just funny how the Patriots are the one team people always say has an easy ride to the playoffs.

Have people forgotten which division Peyton Manning played in for most of his career? What about Rivers and the poverty division he's been in much of his career? Or, Brees playing in a division that has been "meh" most seasons?

thelast10
10-25-2014, 05:48 PM
The second best team on average in the AFC East since Brady came into the league was the Jets.... / thread

Tommy12Orr4
10-25-2014, 05:53 PM
The second best team on average in the AFC East since Brady came into the league was the Jets.... / thread

And, your point is? That is what this thread is about. Whether or not he played in another division or not would have made no difference in the Patriots making the playoffs or not.

thelast10
10-25-2014, 05:58 PM
And, your point is? That is what this thread is about. Whether or not he played in another division or not would have made no difference in the Patriots making the playoffs or not.

When 6 of your games are against the Jets, Bills, Dolphins..... That's no less than 4 wins donated/yr, more like 5.... Think about it, since Brady has been in the NFL, has there even been another top 15-20 QB in the AFC East...??? and I am not even gonna bring up what rhymes with fly mate...

Tommy12Orr4
10-25-2014, 06:04 PM
When 6 of your games are against the Jets, Bills, Dolphins..... That's no less than 4 wins donated/yr, more like 5.... Think about it, since Brady has been in the NFL, has there even been another top 15-20 QB in the AFC East...??? and I am not even gonna bring up what rhymes with fly mate...

You're right, the Texans, Jaguars, and Titans weren't "gifted" wins at all during much of Manning's career.

You're right, the NFC West was a powerhouse from 2002-2010. That was a DOMINANT division!

You're right, the Chiefs and Raiders have really been dominant teams in the AFC West for more than a decade now!


Once again, Brady is 38-24 against all playoff teams he's played during the regular season. It would not matter which division he played in. Hell, let him play in a dome and that record would likely be better.

dkburk
10-25-2014, 08:09 PM
When 6 of your games are against the Jets, Bills, Dolphins..... That's no less than 4 wins donated/yr, more like 5.... Think about it, since Brady has been in the NFL, has there even been another top 15-20 QB in the AFC East...??? and I am not even gonna bring up what rhymes with fly mate...

I can't figure out who you're talking about lol

HoganIsGOAT
10-25-2014, 11:38 PM
Bumping for Pats haters. Come out, come out, where ever you are...

sdballer5588
10-26-2014, 01:20 AM
Why do you bother OP. No one sensible enough to care about these stats would ever make the insults you're defending them from.

the people who would come in and see this and still talk would talk regardless because they're retarded.

Tommy12Orr4
10-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Why do you bother OP. No one sensible enough to care about these stats would ever make the insults you're defending them from.

the people who would come in and see this and still talk would talk regardless because they're retarded.

That's probably true, but it's just flat out ridiculous when people insinuate that the Patriots would have fared much differently than they have if they were in another division.

Divisional games are almost never easy, and the Jets/Dolphins actually made the playoffs in five of the seasons Brady has been a starting QB, which is more than I had actually thought they had made it.

I'd just like for someone to list a division that Brady and the Patriots would had trouble getting in the playoffs in the years Brady has been starting for the Patriots. I don't want to see any cherry-picking of the NFC West in the past five years, the AFC North the previous five years, and the NFC South before that. I want to see a division that the Patriots would have fared any worse in over the past 15 years.

KurtMussell
10-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Tom Brady wears women's shoes. He is a confirmed washed up phaggot.

smashedpotato
10-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Most people don't even understand divisional games. There has been TONS of pats divisional games over the years that have been real nail biters and have come down to the last few seconds with all 3 of their division rivals. This happens quite often actually. Seems like most folks are under the impression the patriots just pistol whip the jets/dolphin's/bills every year, but that's not really the case. Take this year for example, the pats have already lost one in Miami, they beat the bills (who has kyle orton at QB, which is lulzy) and had very tough close game with the jets that ended with a last second field goal that was blocked by the pats.

XterraRob
10-26-2014, 10:00 AM
I love Tom Brady, hate the Patriots

broboma2012
10-26-2014, 10:17 AM
tom brady is an undisputed top 5 QB of all time with many putting him top 3. why such insecurity pats fans?

Tommy12Orr4
10-26-2014, 10:21 AM
tom brady is an undisputed top 5 QB of all time with many putting him top 3. why such insecurity pats fans?

This isn't about Brady specifically, it's about the Patriots having the "easiest" road to the playoffs and that they would not have accomplished what they have in another division.