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After 15 games, Brady has completed 65.6 percent of his passes, leaving him on a par with his 2009 and 2010 numbers, but behind his record-breaking 2007 season (68.9 percent).
He trails Aaron Rodgers (68.3 percent) and Drew Brees (70.7) in this category too, although in Brees' case, his career year has been assisted by favorable conditions, with 11 of 16 games under a roof, and the other five played in warm or mild weather outdoors.
There is very little to separate the top three quarterbacks in the league on accuracy, even this season, but Rodgers receives my vote. Subtract the 11 drops by Jermichael Finley, and he would improve to 70.3 percent.
It would be wrong to think of Brady as inaccurate, though. His game is fully functioning on the short and intermediate routes, with nearly 74 percent of passes under 10 yards completed—again, just a fraction behind Rodgers and Brees, but elite all the same.
Brady struggled with his form in the first few games of the season, most notably in the loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, and the win in Oakland the following week. Then at the midway point, an elbow injury and a tough slate of defenses— the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets all faced in consecutive weeks—slowed his progress.
But with one of the easier second-half schedules in the league, Brady cashed in, completing over 70 percent of his passes in back to back weeks against the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.
Overall, his arm and his action are in fine order heading into the playoffs, and any early season miscues are long behind him.