With the Patriots’ win over the Texans Sunday, Tom Brady broke Joe Montana’s record for the most playoff wins by a quarterback.
Tom Brady set a record for the most playoff wins by a quarterback in leading the New England Patriots to a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday to move one win away from a second consecutive Super Bowl berth.
Brady got his 17th victory, surpassing his childhood hero, Joe Montana, by throwing for 344 yards. Brady finished 25 of 40 for three touchdown passes against Houston, setting up a rematch of last year's AFC title game with the Baltimore Ravens.
Seldom-used running back Shane Vereen scored three times, twice on receptions. Brady led a balanced attack that was lifted by the play of Vereen, filling in for injured Danny Woodhead.
The Patriots, who will host Baltimore Jan. 20, beat the Ravens at home last year for the AFC title to earn their fifth trip to the Super Bowl since 2001. If Brady can lead the Patriots (13-4) past Baltimore (12-6), then win the Super Bowl, he'll equal the 49ers' Hall of Famer for NFL championships.
The Patriots and Ravens are meeting for the AFC title for the second straight year. Baltimore, which stunned top-seeded Denver in double overtime Saturday, lost 23-20 at Gillette Stadium last January.
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