Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger: Which QB Is More Clutch in the NFL?

Jon BanksContributor IIOctober 30, 2011

Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger.

Both QBs are best known for their fourth quarter performances, particularly their ability to lead game-winning drives when it counts.

Just based on numbers, Brady has 24 fourth quarter comebacks to Roethlisberger's 20

Brady also has 33 total game-winning drives to Roethlisberger's 26.

Included in those numbers are Brady's three Super Bowl-winning drives and Roethlisberger's one winning drive.

However, there are subtle differences in those numbers. After all, there are differences between winning a game in the regular season and the postseason.

On that note, what are the numbers for each QB for postseason comebacks?

Tom Brady has six postseason game-winning drives. Big Ben has three such drives.

Based on that, one would assume Tom Brady is easily the winner of being the "most clutch" QB.

Though it is true Brady has been more clutch over his entire career, how about more recently? Say, since 2009?

Since then, Tom Brady has five game-winning drives to Roethilsberger's eight. Of course, Brady didn't need many comebacks because his team was often in a better position to win.

Take these numbers to mean whatever you want. To me, they mean Brady has been a more clutch QB over his career and in the postseason.

Roethlisberger has been a more clutch QB recently in the regular season. They are both really good quarterbacks that any team would be happy to have.

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