Tom Brady ties unlikely postseason scoring mark
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is not known for his speed, but the 38-year-old still reached a somewhat unlikely career milestone in the second quarter of Saturday's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs when he scored on a quarterback sneak.
The rushing touchdown was the sixth in Brady's career, tying him for second all-time among quarterbacks with John Elway, Steve McNair and Otto Graham.
Steve Young holds the all-time NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in the postseason with eight scores.
Brady has been battling an ankle sprain suffered in Week 17 in a 20-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins. But Brady seemed to be showing no ill-effects as he nearly scored on the previous play, a 10-yard scramble before he was knocked out of bounds just shy of the end zone.
After the Patriots challenged the ruling on the field, a replay confirmed that Brady was pushed out at the 1-yard line, but a hyped up Brady celebrated the run on the sidelines with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels anyway.
Although the celebration was premature, the successful quarterback sneak on third-and-goal for a 1-yard touchdown carry helped Brady to an impressive 95-for-104 in his career on third or fourth-down with a yard to go.