Breaking Down the Playoff Teams' QBs

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson keeps the ball and rushes for a 15-yard gain in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 20-13. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Fellow "Stat Geek" Rich Burg (his words, not ours) points out that the 12 quarterbacks that got their teams into the NFL playoffs could easily be broken down into four categories of three QBs each —

1) The Rookies:
   Andrew Luck (Colts), Robert Griffin III (Redskins), Russell Wilson (Seahawks)
2) The Sophomores:
  
Andy Dalton (Bengals), Christian Ponder (Vikings), Colin Kaepernick (49ers)
3)
The Super Bowl Winners:
   Tom Brady (Patriots), Peyton Manning (Colts), Aaron Rodgers (Packers)

4) The Philly Area:
   Matt Ryan (Falcons), Matt Schaub (Texans), Joe Flacco (Ravens)

So, for fun, we thought we'd total their 2012 regular season statistics, and it turns out the Philly guys more than held their own with the SB Winners.

The numbers:

 

   Rookies  Sophs.  SB Winners
 Philly Area
 Record  31-16  25-14  36-12  35-13
    Pct.  .660  .641  .750   .729
 Cmp.-Att.  849-1413   
 765-1229   
 1093-1725   
 1089-1690  
   Pct.  60.08%  62.25%  63.36%  64.44%
 Yards  10692  8418  13070  12544
    Yds./Att.
 7.57  6.85  7.58  7.42
 TD  69  55  99  76
    Pct.
 4.88%  4.48%  5.74%  4.50%
 Interceptions  33  31
 31  26
    Pct.
 2.34%
 2.52%  1.80%  1.54%
    TD/Int.
 2.09  1.77  3.19  2.92
 Sacks-Yds.  104-666  94-525  97-611  90-653
 Passer Rating  
 90.22  86.0  98.10  95.28

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