With 13 games under their belts, let's take a look at how Ryan Tannehill stacks up against Tom Brady this year and in the last 4 weeks.
Comp ATT PCT YDS YDS/A Long TD INT Sack QBRating YDS/G
Brady 318 523 60.8 3685 7.05 81 21 9 36 88.3 283
Tanne 300 484 62 3315 6.85 67 20 14 48 84 255
Last 4 Games
Brady 136 183 74.3 1427 7.79 50 8 3 10 98.77 356
Tanne 100 155 64.5 1109 7.15 57 7 4 11 90.02 277
On the season, Tannehill has a higher completion percentage but that's about it. Brady has only thrown for 1 more TD than Tannehill and has thrown for 370 more yards or a little more than 28 yards per game.
Tannehill has thrown 50% more interceptions on the season but in the last 4 weeks they have been neck and neck with 3 for Brady and 4 for Tannehill.
Our Oline has improved in comparison to Brady's with regards to protecting the QBs. In the last 4 games, Miami has given up only 1 more sack than NE. Prior to the last 4 games Miami had given up close to 50% more sacks than NE. That's a tremendous improvement.
Where Tannehill has shown steady improvement is in his QB rating. As the Dolphins have progressively made more of a commitment to run the ball in the last 4 games, Tannehill's QB Rating has improved from 84 to 86.4 to 94.2 to last week' s 95.5, which happens to be his second highest rating of the season since his 107.4 vs the Colts in week 2. By comparison, Brady's last 4 QB Ratings come in at 91.2, 107.4, 104.8 and last week's 91.7.
Can Tannehill go out and out duel Brady in a gun fight? He might be able to do just that. But at this point in the season, as we are running the ball more effectively, I expect Miami's offense to be balanced this Sunday and if so, I expect Tannehill to play well enough for us to win this game.