Good list. The one to Gronk in Denver stands out to me even in a losing effort but the perfect accurate pass to Thompkins in the Saints comeback was unbelievable too.
The Denver one stands out because I was so convinced the Patriots were dead and could do nothing, and when it happened I thought, "Brady is even more unbelievable than I thought. Which is impossible."
For me, nothing comes close to LI. Now, that second half was like a full team mind meld but the throws he made on the drive to tie the game then in over time. I remember thinking after the over time coin toss, Atlanta is smoked. McCourty had the weirdest look on his face when we won the toss. It was a look like y’all are through
This is probably not what you're looking for, especially with all the plays that demonstrated talent or will, but it's my favorite Brady play of all time:
The final kneel down in Super Bowl 49
I agree. I originally was going to make a post about your favorite TB12 game, but then I thought it would be too obvious with 51 as the clear winner and 49 getting a lot of love too. But they were so epic they leave other epic games in the dust. Then I thought perhaps favorite drive, but same ultimate problem with late drives in 51 and 49 dominating, though there were a few more (@ KC, other SBs, Jacksonville.). I felt by doing greatest play it was more interesting because then you can really focus on an entire library of moments rather than the sheer emotional pull of his 2-3 most legendary performances.
If I had to pick one play, I couldn’t do it. Maybe his rushing touchdown in the snow bowl. It wasn’t epic but it started this up
Good call. Should have started the post with the Snow Bowl/ Tuck Rule game. That was the real birth of TB12. His passion jumping into the endzone and firing up the team. Amazing that a game like that gets overlooked, which was an all-time classic game with TB12 completing third down after third down passes in an actual blizzard. Manning would have done that (lololol!!!)
I was stunned watching that game. That’s the craziest weather game I’ve ever seen with the fog bowl at soldier field being a close second. No one could even see anything.
Manning was a good q.b but I never saw him do things that were kinda impossible
There is one weather game that will forever stick in my mind as crazier than that one. And it was the wind game in Buffalo several years ago. The temperature was 55-60, but there was a consistent 40 mph wind, with gusts of 60 mph. I remember Gost trying to kick extra points and the ball would end up flying into the stands through the sidelines (not even the end zone). Brady punted on 3rd down that game and the ball rolled like a watermelon for 25 yards after it landed. The special teams guys looked like they were in a Curling competition as they ushered the ball downfield and pinned the Bills.