You Know How Everyone Says Brady Is A Better Playoff Quarterback Than Manning? Its Actually Not True.
Brady's average playoff game is 22 of 35, 228 yards, 1.6 TDs, and 0.8 INTs. In 18 total games he's amassed 4108 yards, 28 TDs, 15 INTs and a 85.5 QB Rating. Meanwhile, Manning's average playoff game has been 24.2 of 38.4, 287 yards, 1.6 TDs and 1.1 INTs. Over 18 playoff games, Manning has put up 5164 yards, 28 TDs, 19 INTs, and a 87.5 QB Rating (QB rating up to date as of his 17th playoff game. His rating was 88.5 in Super Bowl 44, so the difference would be minor).
While the difference is minimal enough to probably not matter, Manning has been better in the playoffs than Brady. Manning has always been the better regular season quarterback so much that his absurd seasons don't even phase us anymore. That said, Patriots fans and Brady supporters have always cited the playoffs as a reason for Brady's superiority over Manning. Quite frankly, that just doesn't work and instead proves what most of us knew all along - the Patriots just had better teams than the Colts.
The truth is that we've continually minimized Manning's achievements. In reality, Manning is well on his way to being the single greatest quarterback to ever play football and maybe the best football player of all time. Assuming Brett Favre ever retires, Manning will hold every major passing record, already has 4 MVPs, and is actually a damn fine playoff QB regardless of what fans or the media may try to say.