Tom Brady tunnel Matt Ryan
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Super Bowl LI features two of the top quarterbacks in the league. Matt Ryan averaged 309 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game (4,944 yards, 38 TDs, 7 INTs). He  has somehow risen his game this postseason averaging 365 yards and 3.5 touchdowns in two wins. He even added a rushing touchdown. Entering the Super Bowl, Ryan is playing at the higher level of the two. Brady averaged 296.2 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game (3,554 yards, 29 TDs, 2 INTs). He’s averaging 335.5 yards and 2.5 touchdowns in his two wins.
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Where Brady has Ryan beat is experience. This is the seventh time playing on the biggest stage in professional sports. He has averaged 267.5 yards and 2.2 touchdowns in his six appearances. In his past five he’s averaging 292 yards and 2.4 TDs. The other area where Brady has the advantage is the defense he’s facing. Those two factors give Brady a slight edge.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
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Matt Ryan
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Conference Championship. We’re talking four of the best quarterbacks in the league so the difference from top to bottom is razor thin.
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1. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Aaron Rodgers throw
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Divisional Round.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans
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Tom Brady tunnel
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the NFL Playoffs.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Eli Manning, New York Giants
8. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
10. Connor Cook/Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders
11. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
12. Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans
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Big Ben
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
4. Eli Manning, New York Giants
5. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
6. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
7. Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans
8. Connor Cook/Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders
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Cam Newton dance
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Super Bowl 50 features the new guard against the old guard. Cam Newton is the ultimate dual threat quarterback. Peyton Manning has evolved into a game management quarterback. Denver is built on their defense and their ground game.
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1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
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Cam Newton dance
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Here’s the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games.
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1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
4. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
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Carson Palmer Cardinals
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Divisional Round.
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1. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
6. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
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Big Ben
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
5. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Brian Hoyer, Houston Texans
7. A.J. McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals
8. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
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Super Bowl XLV is a matchup of two of the best quarterbacks in football. Both have strong arms and can make plays with their feet. Aaron Rodgers has been a statistical force the past few years while Big Ben is looking to add a third ring.
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With all the attention Aaron Rodgers had in the original Brett Favre drama, he should not be fazed by the extra attention that comes with playing in the Super Bowl.
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Being a multiple Super Bowl winner, not to mention the off-the-field issues Ben Roethlisberger has had in recent years, you know that he won’t shy away from a little extra media coverage.
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Since the circumstances shouldn’t play a major role in determining which quarterback will have the better performance, we’ll have to look to the field. While Rodgers has been the statistical superior player, he’ll also be facing a tougher defense.
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Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, there strength is stopping the run. When Rodgers faced Pittsburgh in 2009, he threw for 383 yards and three touchdowns while adding 22 yards and another score on the ground.
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Big Ben topped him though with 503 yards and three touchdown passes as the Steelers edged the Packers 37-36.
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With the Lombardi Trophy at stake I don’t expect anything like that in Super Bowl 45, but I do expect the offenses to move the football and put some points on the board.
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It’s really close, but I do give one quarterback a slight edge in this one. While I’m taking Pittsburgh to win the game, I think Aaron Rodgers walks away with better numbers.
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