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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?
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Revis goes from Bucs to Pats
Revis Island is taking a trip up the East Coast. After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Darrelle Revis signed a deal to join the New England Patriots. For the Bucs, it was a money and draft-position-saving move. For the Pats, it's a way to replace the departed Aqib Talib. For Revis, it's "basically about just winning." What do you make of it all?
Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY SportsWhere do the Seahawks rank among the past 10 Super Bowl champions?
They didn't own the regular season; 13-3 is a fine record, sure, but not one for the history books. However, the way the Seattle Seahawks ended their campaign was something to behold. Basically dominating from the first play from scrimmage, Pete Carroll's team smashed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, allowing them to join the list of NFL champions in style. Does this make them the best title winner from the past 10 seasons? Click on the images below to set your rankings!
Rank: Past 10 Super Bowl Champs
13-3, beat Broncos 43-8
10-6, beat 49ers 34-31
9-7, beat Patriots 21-17
10-6, beat Steelers 31-25
13-3, beat Colts 31-17
12-4, beat Cardinals 27-23
10-6, beat Patriots 17-14
12-4, beat Bears 29-17
11-5, beat Seahawks 21-10
14-2, beat Eagles 24-21
Manning, Broncos to the Super Bowl
Compared to the rest of his accomplishments, Peyton Manning's big-game reputation is rather lacking. Not that you would have noticed Sunday, as his Denver Broncos handled the visiting New England Patriots 26-16, earning Manning (32-of-43, 400 yards, two pass TDs) a trip to his third Super Bowl. Manning is 1-1 in the Big Game, and another win could send him even higher up the all-time QB charts. Meanwhile, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were denied trips to their sixth Super Bowl together, and one must wonder if they'll ever make it back.
Trading Places: Brady and Manning
What if Peyton Manning had come up under the coaching of Bill Belichick in New England with Randy Moss and Rob Gronkowski as targets? What if Tom Brady had been drafted in the sixth round by the Colts and formed a bond with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne? Greg Garber reached out to several players and front-office personnel to get their opinions on just how much the coaching and supporting casts have meant to these two quarterbacks. We'll take it a step further and ask you: What if the players stayed put and the coaches switched sides? Cast your votes on all these scenarios and more below.
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