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Tom Brady and Drew Brees set for faceoff

FOXBOROUGH — They’ve combined for 677 touchdowns and four Super Bowl victories, they hold season NFL records for yards and touchdowns, and their career pass completions, when measured, would be long enough to travel from Gillette Stadium well past Worcester.

Tom Brady is 17 months older and 4 inches taller, but he and Drew Brees share plenty of similarities. Since becoming the starting quarterback for the Patriots in 2001 — the year Brees joined the NFL — Brady has put together a body of work not many can match. Brees, though, comes pretty close.

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