BRADY FALLS SHORT ON PASSER RATING: The passer rating stat is one of the more complicated stats in the NFL. Consider that Tom Brady finished the season with a passer rating of 117.2, the second best mark in NFL history behind Peyton Manning's 121.1 rating in 2004. Yet when comparing Brady's 2007 stats to Manning's 2004 stats, Brady had more completions, a higher completion percentage, more yards, more touchdowns and fewer interceptions.
TOUCHDOWN TO INTERCEPTION DIFFERENTIAL: Tom Brady finished the season with 50 touchdown passes and eight interceptions, which sets the NFL record for best touchdown-to-interception differential (plus-42). The previous record was held by Colts QB Peyton Manning, who was plus-39 in 2004.
INSIDE VIEW ON PATRIOTS: Former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker, who spent some time with the Patriots in 2005 and 2006, details his thoughts on why the franchise is so successful for SI.com.