Or maybe Brady's defense kept him in the game and maybe Rodgers's defense couldn't get a stop? ... because that's what happened. After all, NE's defense is what gave Brady two chances to drive down the field to force over time/ Brady should have also had two picks(maybe 3) in that fourth quarter and OT but he was bailed out by Edelman/ Vic Beasley. Brady wasn't the one who prevented the blowout from happening... he did everything in his power to throw that game away in Sunday. Also, if you think Rodgers doesn't manipulate defenses in the pocket even close to Brady, then I have to question if you understand what you're watching or if you're just simply buying into narratives. I wonder how Jason Garret feels about that statement? The narrative was going to be built one or another for Brady if his team won. He's one of the all time greats, but to use Sunday's game as the case to cement is a joke. He sucked on Sunday. If team accomplishments is a big part of your criteria for GOAT, then he might be the GOAT. But there's a distinction to be made between the GOAT and BOAT. To me GOAT considers longevity/ some team accomplishments and individual accolades. BOAT to me is who the better player was not considering the incompleteness of his career. And to me Rodgers is better than Brady(especially) or Manning ever were as players.