Sunday's AFC championship game in Foxborough pits the 13-4 Ravens against the 14-3 Patriots. As is often the case in the later rounds of the NFL playoffs, it will likely come down to whose quarterback delivers in the clutch. So who has the edge: Baltimore's Joe Flacco or New England's Tom Brady? Here's the tale of the tape:




2011 season

5,235 passing yards (second-most all-time), 39 TDs, 12 INT, 105.6 rating

3,610 passing yards, 20 TDs, 12 INTs, nine fumbles, 80.9 rating

Brady. He has Flacco beat in all categories, including wins.

College pedigree

Split time with the immortal Drew Henson at Michigan before finally seizing the job in his senior year. Drafted in the 6th round in 2000.

Was behind the immortal Tyler Palko at Pitt before transferring to Div. I - FCS Delaware. Drafted in the 1st round in 2008.

Brady. Flacco had a lot of success with the Blue Hens, but Brady threw 35 TDs in his final two years at Michigan.


Four (three Super Bowl rings and one with supermodel wife Gisele)

One (he married his wife, Dana, in June, but has no title ring yet)

Brady. No offense, Dana. It has nothing to do with you.

Commercial endorsements

UGG boots, Stetson, Under Armour

Pizza Hut, 1st Mariner Bank

Flacco. I mean, UGGs, really? What's next, men's pantyhose?