Tom Brady will have a spot waiting for him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday and a big reason why is because of what he's done in the postseason. He has thrown for more playoff yards and TD passes than anyone in NFL history and his 21 wins put him at the top of the list. With that being said, let's take a look at some of the more memorable postseason games of his career. -- Sid Saraf.
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Ending an era -- Jan. 14, 2012
Remember when Tim Tebow played in Denver? Brady made sure to turn that time into a distant memory as he threw six TD passes (five in the first half) against an overwhelmed Broncos squad in a divisional playoff game. The Patriots rolled to a 45-10 victory as Brady also threw for a playoff-career-high 363 yards. By the way, that was Tebow's final game wearing a Broncos uniform.
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Sun sets on San Diego -- Jan. 14, 2007
Brady's numbers weren't great as he threw three interceptions in this divisional playoff game against the Chargers -- the No. 1 seed in the AFC with league MVP LaDainian Tomlinson running the ball. However, with the game on the line -- with help from Reche Caldwell stripping the ball from defensive back Marlon McCree on the last pick -- Brady led the Patriots to the game-tying score late in the fourth quarter. Shortly after, he drove them into position for the game-winning field goal and the road upset.
Won't be denied -- Jan. 10, 2015
Two times the Patriots fell behind by two touchdowns and two times Brady rallied the troops and fueled comebacks. Tom threw three TD passes -- besting Joe Montana for the all-time playoff lead -- as the Patriots beat the Ravens 35-31 and advanced to the AFC championship game.
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Second Super Bowl ring -- Feb. 1, 2004
Brady was magical in his second trip to the big game. He threw for 354 yards with three TDs, locking up the second Super Bowl MVP award of his career.
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Make that three -- Feb. 5, 2005
It was Brady's second straight Super Bowl win and his third in four seasons. The Patriots dynasty was in full force as Brady went 23 of 33 for 236 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. New England beat Philadelphia 24-21.
True grit -- Jan. 23, 2005
The Patriots were on the cusp of a second straight Super Bowl berth, but had to get past the 15-1 Steelers on the road in the AFC title game. Here was the rub: Brady was running a 103-degree fever and had to receive IV treatments the night before the game. Did that stop Super Tom? Hell no. He still managed to throw for 207 yards and a pair of scores as the Patriots won 41-27.
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One huge first -- Jan. 28, 2004
We've seen Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady so many times that we hardly get excited anymore. But this game was the first time these two future Hall of Famers met in the playoffs. Brady was far and away the better man on this night as he excelled in the snowy conditions while his counterpart froze to the tune of four interceptions. The Patriots took the 24-14 victory and eventually reached their second Super Bowl berth in three seasons.
Speaking of firsts ... -- Feb. 3, 2002
This was supposed to be the game that cemented the heavily favored St. Louis Rams as a dynasty. But, no dice. On this night, it was Tom Brady seizing the spotlight, clinching his first Super Bowl ring and game MVP award. His numbers weren't spectacular, but late in the game with the score tied, Tom marched the Patriots down the field, completing 5 of 8 passes on that drive for 53 yards to set up Adam Vinatieri's title-clinching field goal with time running out. What a night.
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Four scores -- Feb. 1, 2015
In his first two Super Bowl wins, Brady led his team to game-winning field goals. In his last two losses, his defense couldn't make a stop to get him his fourth ring. Well, finally, Brady's defense held on the goal line. Brady did do his part, throwing for 328 yards and four touchdowns even under the cloud of Deflategate.
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Super heartbreak -- Feb. 3, 2008
The Patriots were on the brink of the first perfect season since the 1972 Dolphins. All they had to do was get past the New York Giants, a team they had beaten convincingly in the regular season. But, fate wasn't hearing it. A stout Big Blue defense and a miracle catch from David Tyree fueled arguably the biggest upset in Super Bowl history. The Giants won 17-14 and Brady was denied a fourth Super Bowl ring.
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Tuck it away -- Jan. 19, 2002
Among the most famous plays in NFL history. In a blizzard at Foxboro, the Patriots were trailing in the fourth quarter when Brady was hit by Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson. The ball fell to the ground and was recovered by linebacker Greg Biekert. But thanks to an arcane "tuck rule" that most people didn't know existed at the time, the play was somehow ruled an incomplete pass and the Patriots kept possession. Brady eventually led the Patriots to tie the game and then a 16-13 divisional playoff win in overtime. Two weeks later, the Patriots would be Super Bowl champs.