Any time Tom Brady throws for a lot of yards and a bunch of touchdowns, the whispers of "2007" become a dull roar. In just the first two games of the season, he's already near the millenium mark in yardage with 940 yards, and has seven touchdowns and just one interception.
To put those numbers in perspective, he started the '07 season with 576 yards, six touchdowns and one interception.
In fact, Brady's hot start is better than anything we've seen from him before, in any stretch of any season, much less '07. Last week's 517-yard drubbing of the Dolphins was Brady's personal record. After Sunday's lights-out dominance of the Chargers, this is the first time in his NFL career he's thrown for more than 400 yards in consecutive games.
We've seen Brady set the stat sheet ablaze before, scorching secondaries for 50 touchdowns in that memorable '07 campaign.
The difference is, back then, it was all about deep bombs to Randy Moss. Now, he's finding tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski to be his favorite mismatches on the field. The two tight ends have combined for 24 receptions, 337 yards and five touchdowns.
He's slaying secondaries with volume stats, but his deadliest weapon has been razor sharp efficiency. He is currently 63-for-88 (71.9 percent completions) and his passer rating is a monstrous 128.0.
If Brady were to continue on this pace, he would set league records in yards (7,520) and touchdowns (56).
Hate to break it to you, but chances are slim that Brady will continue on this pace. There will be a bad game or two somewhere along the line — there were even some notable bad games in '07. Still, Brady figures to fire off the muskets time and again in 2011. Heck, those Minutemen could break their trigger fingers by season's end.