- 01/29/2011, 10:25AM ET
Feel The Noise said 01/29, 10:29 AM
These two are going to square off in the Super bowl but which one would you rather have under center? I'll go with Ben Roethlisberger. I know everybody is high on Aaron Rodgers because he can put up big numbers and recently because of his playoff dismantling of the Atlanta Falcons. I have a good reason as to why that may be, look at the receivers he is playing with. I'm not trying to say he's not talented himself but it definitely helps him that his core of receivers is among the best in the league.
If you examine their career starts, including the playoffs head to head...
Big Ben is 82-32.
Aaron is 30-22.
So unless Aaron Rodgers can go 52-10 over his next 62 starts which i guess is in the outside realm of possibility but probably won't happen, Ben would still have a better record.
I don't care what other statistics you want to measure. At the end of the day, quarterbacks are judged by their ability to win football games for their team. And there aren't too many other quarterbacks who are better at that than Ben Roethlisberger.
Ben has 3 rings to his name, until Aaron Rodgers at least has 1, I don't think it's a conversation.
GL to whoever takes this!
DJRoxalot said 01/29, 11:16 AM
I agree with you to a certain extent. QB's are judged based on wins, especially when it comes to rings.
But let me present to you (calm down Peanut Gallery, it is not Trent Dilfer):
A player that went 72-53 in the regular season.
4-3 in the postseason, includng a Super Bowl win.
Johnson has comparable numbers as far as winning games. If Rodgers never wins a SB would that in fact mean Johnson was a better player??? No, it means he was in the right place at the right time.
Is Big Ben better than Dan Marino??? Hell naw.
Big Ben is a very good player and he might be in the Elite class but he is most definitely not better than Aaron. Rodgers had no running game against the Falcons but still put on his Superman cape and posted these numbers:
31 of 36 for 366 yards, 10.2ypa, 3 TD's with a 136.8 Passer Rating. Not to mention 2 carries for 13 yards a TD.
And if you want to go even a step further? For this postseason Rodgers is completing 71% of his passes for 263ypg, 8.5ypa, 6 TD's to 2 INT's with a 109.8 Rating
Ben? Way down that list. 56.9%, 180ypa, 7.0ypa, 2 TD's to 2 INT's with a 75.5 Rating
Welcome to the Nation and BRING THE PAIN!
DJRoxalot said 01/31, 09:56 PM
Rodgers is a better QB and will prove it Sunday. I mean come on, the Packers are so good that they nearly upset the Pats....With their backup QB.
The Pats destroyed the Steelers D, 39-26. Rodgers will be able to dissect the Pitt D like Brady did. Rodgers is (GASP) right up there with Brady and Manning as an Elite QB
30 of 43 for 350 yards, 8.5ypa, 3 TD's, 117.4 Rating.
The scary thing? Is Rodgers has more offensive firepower. I hate to beat a dead horse (PETA might come for me) but Rodgers destroyed a good Falcons defense.
The Packers D is so good they blanked the Jets, 9-0. The Steelers almost let the Jets come back and win the game.
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