Patriots game against the Chiefs on Saturday made no secret plan: they put the ball in the hands of their star quarterback and this game was going to win two.
New England's first 14 plays of the game, including 77 percent of the play, dropped back to pass. Tom Brady's passing raw data (28 of 42, 7.2 yards per attempt, two touchdowns) may not blow anyone away, though, the total QBR tells a different story.
Post Chiefs 86,4 QBR against Brady. So far this postseason by a player is the highest. To put that in perspective, 85 or more in a season, a player with the QBR All-Pro level is considered to play on.
Quarterback another in a playoff game this season, compared to an average quarterback a step further than the core, and (46 offensive plays) Brady and accounting for performance, they, their Team significantly more value added.
Traditional passing data that can not be captured in a few factors contributing to dig deeper into Brady's QBR are:
Drops: Patriots game, at least one playoff game in the last 10 seasons, most of them had five drops. Total QBR video tracking data use, because it does not penalize Brady drops unfair. Overall, Brady its efforts, since Week 2 against the lowest rate of 10 percent was the target.
Accuracy Downfield: Brady did not throw deep often, but when he did, he was right. Against the Chiefs, they have more than 10 yards with a touchdown on 5 of 7. Brady had a particular impact on deep completions. The first came early in the third and 13 in the first quarter. Almost three expected points when Brady, Patriots 11-yard line, which increased, "a 32-yard gain to the Chiefs under pressure to hit Rob Gronkowski. The big play field flipped and by 2.3 Patriots' Keshawn Martin, which is expected to increase points, Brady's 42-yard completion to that.
Make plays with his legs: Tom Brady? Believe me. Midway through the second quarter, Brady scrambled for 10 yards on the second and the. The Patriots to a 14-3 lead, the game of their particular 1-yard sneak with Quarterback sank in. She plays for the team includes about 2.5 expected points. Because of historical analysis is based on a total QBR, the distribution of credit, the struggle for Brady received the majority of the credit for.
While in control of almost half Brady incompletions came in the fourth quarter. The last 15 minutes was with 4 of 10 two first downs. Finally, late in the quarter, seven Patriot Chiefs' lead cut, although the Patriots to get to the quarter was approximately 90% chance. Total QBR "Weight" clutch situations, but the game hands down "weight" when it is not. Brady's relatively poor fourth quarter in all circumstances be treated equally in the more traditional data as it will not hurt him in the QBR.
Overall, Brady's QBR Patriots' opening 96 peaked after touchdown and never fell below 77 after that point. Gronkowski Brady certainly big game deserves credit for his contribution - but his 30th postseason game for Brady in New England was the difference for clutch - Gronk targeting when Brady was a 99.9 QBR.
With the win, the Patriots for the fifth consecutive season in the AFC Championship Game initiative. Brady continued Saturday for the past 15 seasons the team's seventh Super Bowl appearance will go a long way towards safety.