Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has so thoroughly rewritten the postseason record book that there’s not even a close second on all the major records he owns.
Here are a few of the career postseason records that Brady owns, along with the player in second place.
Games played: Brady has played in 38 postseason games. Adam Viantieri is next with 32 playoff games.
Games started: Brady has started all 38 of his postseason games. Jerry Rice is next with 29 starts.
Games as winning quarterback: Brady has won 28 postseason games. Joe Montana is next with 16.
Passes thrown: Brady has thrown 1,508 passes in the postseason. Peyton Manning is next with 1,027.
Passes completed: Brady has completed 954 passes in the postseason. Peyton Manning is next with 649.
Passing yards: Brady has thrown for 10,569 yards in the postseason. Peyton Manning is next with 7,339.
Passing touchdowns: Brady has thrown 72 touchdown passes in the postseason. Joe Montana is next with 45.
Brady will attempt to add to all of those records on Sunday, and earn a trip to his NFL-record ninth Super Bowl.