Who is the goat of the NFL

NFL column | Top and flop: "Goat" Brady and Bone Breaker Barr

Goat. What we like to use as a swear word is almost the highest award among US athletes. “GOAT” is the English word for goat - and at the same time the abbreviation for “Greatest of all time”. By winning the fifth Super Bowl at the latest, New England superstar quarterback Tom Brady is "the greatest of all time"!

And although the Patriots are weakening unusually this season, quarterback genius Brady can be relied on. In the top game of the AFC East against the New York Jets, the 40-year-old threw a total of 257 yards and two touchdown passes - and thus led his team to a 24:17 victory.

And “goat” Brady continues to chisel his memorial. Beating the Jets was the next milestone in the Californian native's impressive career. Because it was his 187th win in the NFL. He has left the two quarterback legends Peyton Manning and Brett Favre (both 186 wins this season) behind.

Most wins of the season, most playoffs, most wins ever - or in short: Tom Brady, the greatest of all time. And that's why the Patriots superstar is my highlight of the game day this week.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers could at some point follow in Brady's big footsteps. However, the 33-year-old cannot hunt for the Brady records until the playoffs at the earliest. Because: Rodgers is out for the rest of the regular season. In the game against arch-rivals Minnesota Vikings, Rodgers was injured in the first half - broken collarbone!

So my game day flop is his bone breaker Anthony Barr. Sure, football is a tough sport without a doubt, but Rodgers' injury was unnecessary. The Vikings star tackled the Packers quarterback way too late. Rodgers had long since thrown the ball to the teammate - and yet he received the much too late and therefore completely unnecessary tackle from Barr.

The result is known. Rodgers has to watch the rest of the season with a broken collarbone. And the worst thing about this unnecessary injury: The Vikings linebacker got away with no penalty! Not even a yellow flag flew onto the field for his late hit. Incredible! The NFL needs to better protect the quarterbacks.

Rodgers' substitute Brett Hundley was then unable to convince. The game was lost at 10:23. The 24-year-old now has to stretch a lot if he wants to lead the Packers into the playoffs. The season for Super Bowl co-favorite Green Bay is in serious jeopardy - and only because of Bonebreaker Barr, the flop of the game day.