Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common.
During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts.
But heading into Sunday’s showdown at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, Brady’s Patriots and Rodgers’ Packers are riding high in their respective conferences.
New England (9-2) owns the AFC’s best record, coming in riding a seven-game winning streak. NFC North-leading Green Bay (8-3) has won seven of eight.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked if he saw any similarities in how they’ve elevated their play after the slow starts.
“They both wear No. 12,” he said, breaking into a grin before he left the podium.
“It’s just, he’s great,” Belichick added. “He’s quick, he’s big, he throws the ball very accurately, has great vision down the field. He finds guys that there’s not a lot of space, but he finds them and he hits them.”
Rodgers has thrown 30 touchdowns with just three interceptions this season, completing 66.7 percent of his passes for an NFL-leading 119.2 QB rating. Since a 1-2 start, he has 25 TDs to two INTs, matching Brady’s 2007 record of four straight games of three or more TDs with no interceptions.
Brady’s season isn’t much different.
Following a blowout loss in Kansas City on Week 4, his ability was questioned. He was asked if time had passed him by.
Instead, during the winning streak, the 37-year-old has connected for 22 TDs with only four interceptions, completing 67.3 percent of his passes.
Clowney likely out against Titans
No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has had a setback with his surgically repaired right knee and says his chances of playing for Houston at Tennessee on Sunday are slim.
Clowney has played just four games after being injured in Week 1.
Talley suffering depression
Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Darryl Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days.
The 54-year-old Talley says he has bouts of memory loss and has trouble sleeping.
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