Brady set a playoff franchise record with his 23rd start Sunday. (FILE:USPresswire)
Taking another quick look at Sunday’s win over the Texans, here’s a short list of some of the milestones reached by the Patriots as they get set for yet another AFC Championship game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens:
- Tom Brady started his 23rd career postseason game on Sunday, setting a new franchise record. ¬†The previous record had been 22 by former linebacker Tedy Bruschi.
- Brady’s 3rd quarter 5-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd was his 40th career postseason touchdown pass, making him the 3rd player in NFL history with 40 or more postseason touchdown throws.
- Brady’s 33yd 4th quarter touchdown strike to Shane Vereen put Brady over 300 yards passing on the afternoon, giving him his 5th career postseason game with 300 yards passing.
- That same touchdown was Vereen’s 3rd of the day, tying a franchise record with former Patriots running back Curtis Martin, as well as current tight end Rob Gronkowski. ¬†Fans may remember that Gronkowski scored three touchdowns during last year’s AFC Divisional round against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
- Finally as most fans probably know, after beating the Texans Brady won his 17th postseason game, setting a new NFL mark after passing childhood idol Joe Montana. That brings him to 17-6 overall during his incredible career in New England, and he and the Patriots will be looking for #18 this weekend at home against the Ravens.