Effigy wrote: Danny1616 wrote:
Not according to the stat you just provided. According to that, he's 78.2 against the AFC East and 75.3 against everyone else....
Lol, the difference is minimal but here is a more detailed analysis.
This updated from May, 2018. Against the AFC the Patriots have a 74.2% winning percentage and against the NFC the Patriots have a 74.1% winning percentage.
In order against each division this is the Patriots winning percentage:
AFC North: 75%
AFC South: 80%
AFC East: 74%
AFC West: 67%.
NFC North: 74%
NFC South: 77%
NFC East: 70%
NFC West: 75%
So Brady has a higher winning percentage against the AFC North, AFC South, NFC South and NFC West than the AFC East.
So the argument that Brady takes advantage of a weak division is BS.
In fact Brady's worst record against any team in the NFL with at least 10 games are the Dolphins, surprisingly. https://patriotsdynasty.info/blog/2018/05-11/debunking-myth-easy-afc-east
That proves my point, actually. It’s unarguable that the rest of the AFC east has been dog crap for 19 years and the worst division in football. But even with that, with rivalries being what they are, they win more games than they should against the Patriots. Now imagine he played in the AFC West or North all that time and had heated rivalries with Denver, KC, Baltimore, Pitt and/or he Chargers. Adding rivalry motivations to better teams would result in more losses.
Don’t get it twisted though, Brady is the goat, whatever division he’s in, it’s just infuriating that he hasn’t had any actual nfl teams In His division for basically his whole career. It’s sort of like them getting Antonio Brown. He’s so good, he doesn’t even NEED that advantage.
Or maybe the Patriots are that good which skews the division.
The Jets had a few very good years and made the AFC two years in a row in 2009 and 2010.
You still didn't acknowledge the fact that the Patriots have the best winning percentage against playoff teams and above .500 teams. This isn't simply them taking advantage of a 'weak' division which I think is overblown.
If they didn't have a great record against top teams or above .500 teams but simply fed on the division you would have a much stronger argument.
Also, I find it ironic that you think the Patriots are getting all this help offensively.
Brady led the Patriots to the AFC championship in 2006 with Jabbar Gaffney and David Givens as his top receivers.
Moss only played two years with Brady and was past his prime. Gronkowski has missed nearly half his games with the Patriots and Edelman has had numerous injury issues as well. There has been a revolving door of receivers in New England. Brady led the Patriots to the AFC championship in 2015 without Edelman, won the Super Bowl in 2017 without Gronk and threw for a record 505 yards in the 2018 Super Bowl without Edelman.
It doesn't matter who you give him.
Like last Sunday...no Gronk and Brady throws for 340 yard and 3 TD's in a masterful QB performance.