Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady already has his own page in the NFL playoff record books, and he will rewrite that page when the Buccaneers face Washington on Saturday.
Here are some of the post-season records Brady owns and some notes on how far everyone in the league is from Brady’s records:
Games played: Brady will make his 42nd career playoff game on Saturday. His former teammate Adam Vinatieri is in second place all-time, having made 32 career playoff games. Jerry Rice is third with 29 games, and if Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski plays on Sunday it will be his 29th playoff game, putting him tied with Rice for third all-time.
The games have started: Brady has started all of his postseason games, so he will also extend that record to 42. The Kickers aren’t considered starters, so Rice is next with 29 starts.
Games as a winning quarterback: Brady has 30 playoff wins. Joe Montana is second with 16. In third place, Terry Bradshaw, John Elway and Peyton Manning are tied at three with 14 playoff wins, and Ben Roethlisberger can also claim his 14th career playoff win if the Steelers beat the Browns on Sunday. .
Passes thrown: Brady threw 1,627 playoff passes. Peyton Manning, with 1,027 playoff assists, is the only other quarterback to throw more than 1,000.
Passes completed: Brady completed 1,025 assists in the playoffs. Peyton Manning finished 649, and no one else has even completed 500 playoff careers.
Passage of construction sites: Brady is the all-time leader with 11,388 passing yards in the playoffs. Peyton Manning is second at 7,339, followed by Brett Favre at 5,885 and Joe Montana at 5,772. The next three quarterbacks on the all-time passing yardage list are all active in this year’s playoffs: Ben Roethlisberger with 5,256, Aaron Rodgers with 5,027 and Drew Brees with 4,967.
Pass touches: Brady has 73 career playoff touchdown passes. Joe Montana is next with 45.
Brady will continue to add to his records on Saturday, and possibly for several playoff games after that.