T.O. vs. the Super Freak: Terrell Owens and Randy Moss are two of the best wide receivers in the past decade.  The two make up one of the most common, "Who's Better," debates in the NFL along with "Peyton Manning or Tom Brady," "Troy Polamalu or Ed Reed," and "Nnamdi Asomugha or Darrelle Revis."

When comparing two players of the same position, the initial reaction is to compare individual stats.  Well, that method doesn't work between these two.

Terrell Owens boasts 1,078 receptions while Randy Moss claims 954.  Owens has a few more receiving yards as well with 15,934 compared to Moss' 14,858.  Moss has the slight advantage in yards per reception with 15.6 next to Owens' 14.9.

As if their numbers couldn't get any closer, they both have the same amount of touchdown receptions with 153 a piece.

Owens may have been in the league two years longer, but he's only actually played four more games than Moss.

What must be done when comparing players with similar stats is to look deeper at how each player affected his team and the players around him.

Randy Moss' presence on the outside didn't play too much into his teams overall records.  

During Moss' time with the Minnesota Vikings and the five years before and after, the team averaged a 9-7 record.  When he was traded to the New England Patriots, most would assume the team's win total would sky rocket, but the Patriots' average wins per season only went up a half a game from the previous five years.

The Oakland Raiders were actually better without him, but with Moss' lack of effort during his time on the west coast, that could've been guessed.

If you forget about the whole team, though, and look at how Moss affected his quarterbacks and the offense, his presence is immensely felt.

From 2000-2004, Daunte Culpepper averaged 3,720 passing yards and 26 touchdowns a season.  After Culpepper and Moss went their separate ways in 2005, Culpepper never looked the same again.

Of course, it's hard to use those stats for or against Moss for two reasons.  One: Culpepper's best statistical season was in 2004 and happened to be Moss' worst as a Vikings as he only played 13 games and battled through injuries late in the year.  Two: Culpepper himself was plagued by injuries throughout the rest of his career, but even when healthy, he still never put a strangle hold on a starting job.

Randall Cunningham's one full season throwing to Moss in 1998 happened to be the best of his career.  He threw for 3,704 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and recorded a passer rating of 106.0.  The next highest passer rating he ever recorded was 91.6, 14.4 points lower.

Tom Brady went from just being a "winner" to putting up huge numbers with Moss. Without Moss, Brady averaged 3,182 passing yards and 26 touchdowns per year.  In 2007 and 2009, Brady averaged 4,602 passing yards and 39 touchdowns.

When Terrell Owens split out wide it did affect a team's overall record, but there's a big asterisk next to this one.  While he improved teams significantly, he imploded just as many.

In Owens' time with the San Francisco 49ers, they averaged 9.5 wins a season. They've averaged 5.5 ever since he left.  Now, that could be because Owens himself left, Jeff Garcia was out the very same year, or a combination of other things, but either way, the 49ers haven't made the playoffs since Garcia to Owens in 2003.

In 2004, the Philadelphia Eagles recorded the most wins in a single season in franchise history with a 13-3 record.  That was Owens one good season with the Eagles.

Owens happened to be the battering ram the Eagles needed to bust through the wall that kept them out of the Super Bowl the three previous seasons.  That battering ram ended up being dead weight as Owens' mouth destroyed the team's consistency.

Since 2005 when the Eagles suspended Owens, they've averaged nine wins a season.  The previous four years before Owens came to Philadelphia, the team averaged 11.5 wins.

While Owens was on the Dallas Cowboys, the team averaged 10 wins a season.  The Cowboys improved the season after he left with an 11-5 record after going 9-7.

Despite Owens being the leading receiver in his one season on both the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, each team had a better record the year before.

Jeff Garcia averaged a higher passer rating without Owens from 2006-2008 than with him from 1999-2003.  Donovan McNabb had his best season as a quarterback in his one season with Owens recording a 104.7 passer rating, 9.2 points higher than any other year.Terrell Owens' affect on his quarterbacks were up and down.  

Tony Romo's numbers have been the same, if not better since Owens left Dallas. Carson Palmer's numbers may have grown because of more attempts, but his passer rating and completion percentage didn't change much with Owens in the lineup.

In Buffalo, Trent Edwards' 85.4 passer rating turned into a 73.8 with Owens' arrival. After Owens departure, Ryan Fitzpatrick's 69.7 passer rating turned into an 81.8.

Even those stats aren't enough to draw a confident conclusion.  Moss and Owens themselves can't be credited 100 percent for any of the increase or decrease in numbers so stats don't tell the whole story.

On that note, here are a few more key stats to consider:

Randy Moss was part of the two highest scoring offenses in NFL history while on the 1998 Minnesota Vikings and the 2007 New England Patriots.

Terrell Owens has been to two conference championships and one Super Bowl, but has no ring.  Moss has been to three conference championships and one Super Bowl, but also has no ring.

Owens holds 16 NFL records while Moss owns 19, and on top of that, which records mean the most is also a tossup.  Moss has been to the Pro Bowl seven times compared to Owens being elected six, but Owens was an All-Pro five times next to Moss' four.  

Each wide receiver actually compliments each other perfectly.  Randy Moss' unparalleled combination of height, speed, and vertical made him into the greatest deep threat of all-time.  Terrell Owens' abnormal strength contributed to him arguably being the hardest wide receiver to take down in the open field in league history.

When it's all said and done, you must choose between the cocky beast and the arrogant freak.

In my opinion, the arrogant freak, aka Randy Moss, is the way to go.  Terrell Owens may have had a more consistently successful career, but when Moss was motivated and playing at the top of his game, he was on another level.