Really glad ESPN had up these numbers today...
Since 2006 no quarterback -- not Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers, has a better fourth-quarter passer rating than Romo (100.0). Only Brees (39) and Philip Rivers (39) have more fourth-quarter touchdown passes than Romo's 34. Only Brees (5,905), Manning (4,886) and Rivers (4,751) have more fourth-quarter yards than Romo's 4,712.
has thrown 17 fourth-quarter interceptions, which is fewer than Brees (25), Brett Favre (25), Eli Manning (27), Jay Cutler (22) and Ben Roethlisberger (22) among others. Brady has just 11. Peyton Manning has 13.
Now let me get started by saying am no way, shape or form saying Tony Romo is better than Peyton Manning/Brady/Brees/Rodgers - personally, he doesn't belong in the same category as Manning/Brady and I could go as far as Rodgers either.. The perception of Tony Romo being unclutch or terrible in the fourth is just no fair - on top of those numbers his passer Rating actually goes up within +/- 7 points in the 4th and in the final 2 minutes of a half than his overall fourth-quarter passer rating.
Basically I would love to know why people like Rivers get a free pass? Manning didn't win a playoff game until his fourth playoff appearance and Brees has made the playoffs four years out of 9 season as a starter... he doesn't even get there to LOSE the games so how he can we have him on a pedastal?
Romo is what he is.. he's a "poor-man's" brett favre (which pains me to say) but it's true... he's going to win you more games than he loses you, but people only remember the bad.