Tom Brady playoff history: Sparkling record with Patriots, Bucs leaves no question in GOAT debate

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Tom Brady playoff history: Sparkling record with Patriots, Bucs leaves no question in GOAT debate


How do you spell “Brady?” G-O-A-T.

Doesn’t matter the uniform, the GOAT is still the GOAT, apparently, and this year Tom Brady has another opportunity to rattle off four more playoff wins and win another Super Bowl, once again defeating Father Time and sending Bill Belichick facedown into his chowder this winter

This year, though, it’s in a Buccaneers uniform and not a Patriots one, planning to earn two more wins vs. NFC opponents for a trip to Super Bowl 55, his potential 10th Super Bowl appearance. This weekend, Brady and the Bucs take on the Saints for the third time in the 2020 season, with TB12 looking for his first win over the Saints as a member of the Bucs.

In 42 playoff games, Brady has set a multitude of records: most games started (42), most wins (31), most touchdown passes (75), most passing yards (11,388) and so forth. By the way, he also leads with most interceptions, so not even Tom Terrific is perfect.

In any case, Brady has had seasons’ worth of games in the tournament, lending himself to pretty ridiculous stats. Here’s what you need to know about Brady’s stellar playoff career.

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Entering Sunday’s divisional matchup vs. the Saints, Brady has an all-time playoff record of 31-11, winning six Super Bowls in nine appearances.

With 31 wins, Brady has an opportunity this weekend to double up on Joe Montana’s playoff win total (16). At six Super Bowl victories, Brady holds more championship wins than any quarterback in league history. Packers QB Bart Starr is in second place with five total championships in his career.

Brady has lost three Super Bowls in his career: twice vs. the Giants, and once vs. the Eagles. The NFC East, who knew?

While Brady has often had performances that opened eyes, No. 12 has also had a big-time flair for the dramatic, as well.

Here are four of the best playoff moments of Brady’s career:

En route to a record-setting sixth Super Bowl victory, Brady connected with long-time tight end 

Brady and the Pats would score the first touchdown of the game after this, eventually winning by a final score of 13-3. Brady would surpass Bart Starr as the quarterback with the most Super Bowl rings in his career.

Undoubtedly one of the most controversial games and moments in semi-recent NFL history, the Patriots-Raiders 2001 AFC Championship game featured the controversial application of a little-known rule that catapulted Brady into his first Super Bowl appearance.

The Rams entered Super Bowl 36 as 14-point favorites over the then-backup Brady and the Patriots. Little did anyone know, Brady’s first Lombardi Trophy would be the first of five more to come. 

Brady would demonstrate his signature cool, driving down the field with little time left on the clock, giving Adam Vinatieri the opportunity to nail the game-winning kick as time expired. 

Was there any doubt?

The greatest game that featured some of the greatest moments of Brady’s career was coming back from 28-3 down to beat the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. It wasn’t only the greatest moment in Brady’s career, but it spawned many, many 28-3 memes on the internet, which is really what the people want.

Brady went off for over 500 yards passing in the game, leading New England back to a 31-28 overtime win for his fifth championship ring.


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