This year, Tom Brady can set record for postseason wins against NFC teams

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Tom Brady has set about every record that he can. There’s one more potentially on the docket this year.

And it’s definitely not career interceptions. With 203, he’s tied for 29th. He’s 133 behind the all-time leader, Brett Favre.

But there’s another record held by Favre that Brady can break this year — postseason wins against NFC teams.

John Breech of CBS Sports pointed it out. Favre has 12. Joe Montana and Aaron Rodgers have 10. Brady has 10, even though he’s only spent two seasons playing for an NFC team.

Six Super Bowl wins while playing for an AFC team come in handy when making that calculation. He has four NFC playoff wins since 2020. With two more this year, he’ll tie Favre. The third will give Brady the record.

Brady also has 25 postseason wins against AFC teams, and 35 total. Montana is second on the all-time postseason wins list with 16. Rodgers is the active leader not named Brady, with 11.

51 responses to “This year, Tom Brady can set record for postseason wins against NFC teams

  1. Brady also has 25 postseason wins against AFC teams, and 35 total. Montana is second on the all-time postseason wins list with 16. Rodgers is the active leader not named Brady, with 11.

    I don’t think so. Montana played in the NFC and won 4 SB’s. With the Chiefs he had 2 playoff wins. He had 6 total. Rodgers plays in the NFC so his one SB win is the only one against the AFC.

  2. It’s to the point that all the also-rans should not even be named in the GOAT’s records. The gap is that huge.

  3. Even with the extra playoff game his most wins record seems untouchable. 2 playoff wins a season for 18 straight years.
    Mahomes would need to keep up his playoff success pace for 12 more years to be within reach.

  4. tomdrum7 says:
    July 9, 2022 at 7:25 am
    Brady also has 25 postseason wins against AFC teams, and 35 total. Montana is second on the all-time postseason wins list with 16. Rodgers is the active leader not named Brady, with 11.

    I don’t think so. Montana played in the NFC and won 4 SB’s. With the Chiefs he had 2 playoff wins. He had 6 total. Rodgers plays in the NFC so his one SB win is the only one against the AFC.
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    Its a poorly written paragraph because he mixed stats. Brady has 25 against AFC and 35 all time, including the 10 against NFC. The second all time playoff wins is Montana with 16 (10 NFC, 2 AFC (Chiefs), and 4 SB). Mike bounced around between conferences and total playoff wins.

  5. When he plays. I’m watching. Even with the “tuck rule” against my Raiders foreverago he still brings it every play… every game.

  6. Awesome stat.
    Also being ranked 29th on the interception list despite playing this long is extremely impressive.
    I am a 49er fan thru and thru but Brady is the best QB of all time – no debate.

  7. It’s hard to imagine any other QB ever challenging Brady’s accomplishments. He’ll likely be viewed as the GOAT for many years.

    I hope the Bills make the SB, and that he’s there waiting for them. Nothing will really make up for how one-sided it was w/ him for 2 decades – but sending him off in a final defeat in the big one would be pretty awesome.

  8. I hope the Bills make the SB, and that he’s there waiting for them. Nothing will really make up for how one-sided it was w/ him for 2 decades. If by him you mean the Patriots then you’re right brady never played anyone alone inspite of what many choose to believe.

  9. It makes it that much more laughable when people still insist on bringing up Montana and Manning in the GOAT discussion. There is no discussion.

  10. If by him you mean Patriots…
    +++++++

    Belichick’s splurge in 2021 off-season on offense, the way he used to believe stupid, proved LOGICALLY that the reason Belichick could built the team in a way no other coaches could was because he had Brady.

    Without Brady, Belichick had to build the team like every other coach, and back to what he has always been : a garbage on offense and and average coach at best.

  11. Tom Brady is awesome.. except when he’s playing against Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.

  12. In 2004 Belichick went out and got Cory Dillon. Dillon rushed for over 1600 yards and scored 15 TDs and the Pats won the SBowl.

    In 2007 Belichick went out and got Welker and Moss. The result was an undefeated season and a SBowl berth.

    That’s logic all right. Pretzel logic.

  13. Tom Brady is awesome.. except when he’s playing against Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.

    No, Brady passed for over 500 yards in that game. Over 130 more than Foles. Pats lost that game on defense. The only SBowl that happened. At least it evened up the SBowl record against the Pats at 1-1. Fortunately, the Pats have won 6.

  14. eaglesfan22 says:
    July 9, 2022 at 12:40 pm
    Tom Brady is awesome.. except when he’s playing against Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles

    ———-

    Actually Brady was awesome that game. He threw for 505 yards. BB’s defense choked….again. And it was because BB put his ego ahead of the team.

  15. Rodgers only has 11? I guess that tracks .. let me see, that’d make Rodgers 11 wins and .. let’s see, carry the 2 .. divide the denominator .. square the hypotenuse .. eight thousand losses

  16. Hard to comprehend Joe Montana not being mentioned here.

    He had to have won at least 8 games against the NFC during the 4 championship seasons. And that’s assuming they were the No.1 or No.2 seed all 4 years.

    He didn’t have a few more scattered wins in non super bowl winning seasons.

    Hard to believe but I guess it’s true.

    I know JM missed a lot games due to injury but this one is a little surprising.

  17. “If by him you mean the Patriots then you’re right brady never played anyone alone inspite of what many choose to believe.”
    ___________________

    Really?

    What’s the Pats’ record against Buffalo since Brady went to the Bucs?

  18. Pretzel logic

    +++++++++++

    Let us wait and see if Belichick can even take Pats to AFCCG, something Rex Ryan did twice with Mark Sanchez.

    You are aware that it is not something under the control of his fans, aren’t you?

  19. Actually Brady was awesome that game.
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    2:30 or so left, down by 5 and he fumbled away the game. That’s “awesome”? Lol

  20. Rex Ryan(who’s out of coaching and on TV, for about a tenth of the money) went to the AFCC Game because he had the #1 D in the NFL and a superior rushing game. Not because of Sanchez, whose passer rating was 63 and 75 those 2 years. Want some mustard for the pretzel?

  21. Let us wait and see if Belichick can even take Pats to AFCCG, something Rex Ryan did twice with Mark Sanchez.


    I’d rather wait to see if Tommy can earn a Super Bowl for his team without relying on his team or equipment guys 😉 😉 😉 to carry him to one.

    Montana did it 4 times. How come Brady hasn’t done it yet?

    Or maybe he is what I always said he was. An Alex Smith clone. Smith is also great when you put elite talent around him, not so much when you don’t. Same with Tommy. Shut out by Taysom Hill last season when his elite offense wasn’t available. Also was terrible in 2019 without an elite offense. That’s who Tommy is. So cool it with this GOAT silliness 😂

  22. Brady was strip sacked by an excellent pass rusher(BGraham), after Shaq Mason wiffed on the block. Not Brady’s fault.

    Belichick did NOT lose that game because of ego. Belichick is too concerned about his legacy and winning to throw away a SBowl because he was mad at Butler. As always, Belichick played the players that gave him the best chance to win. Butler had the flu that week, hadn’t practiced and got in a screaming math with a coach. Philly had big WRs. They decided they couldn’t use him that day. Then he went to Tennessee and stunk there too. Unfortunately, he’s back because they’re desperate at CB.

  23. “Brady was strip sacked by an excellent pass rusher(BGraham), after Shaq Mason wiffed on the block. Not Brady’s fault.”
    _________________

    Usually, when there is a turnover, it’s a great play by the defender. But it was a lack of awareness on Brady’s part, too. I think Brady is amazing, but why should he get a pass on crucial turnovers?

    I never see Manning get that kind of pass on turnovers, or even losses. According to NE fans, he’s to blame for every one & done the Colts had. Even his pick 6 in the Super Bowl was a great play by Porter – but the narrative of course is that Manning (who led the league in 4th quarter comebacks) was a “choker.”

  24. But why should he get a pass on crucial turnovers?

    +++++++

    Brady got far far far far far far far less passes than Belichick got.

  25. For a QB to go 18-17 in the playoffs, with 9 one and dones and only 2 SBowls(1 of which he had nothing to do with winning) just isn’t good enough. Especially when the Colts were 12-4, 13-3, 14-2 almost every year.

    SMason whiffed his block behind Brady and Brady never saw Graham. It happens. Brady probably expected the guy to do his job.

  26. madcapdawgfan says:
    July 9, 2022 at 11:40 am
    Average quarterback at best, and everyone knows it.

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    By which standard is he “average at best?” I’m an Eagles fan (who can’t stand him) and even I see the silliness of your statement.

  27. But if he loses he will have the record for most playoff losses.

  28. tedmurph says:
    July 9, 2022 at 3:24 pm
    Brady was strip sacked by an excellent pass rusher(BGraham), after Shaq Mason wiffed on the block. Not Brady’s fault
    ——
    Yes it was.

    Had James White wide open in the flat before and after the pocket collapsed. Instead he locked in to Gronk downfield and held the ball way too long. They didn’t need a chunk play with that much time left. Should have taken the sure thing easy yards. Instead he cost his team the ballgame.

  29. Not what happened. Brady looked at Gronk to influence the coverage and just before he got hit, he turned to throw to white at the sticks. Brady was hit less than 2 seconds after the snap.

  30. On your own 17 yard line, down by 5, 57 seconds left, 1 timeout. I’ll go with 45 year old Tome Brady over any QB in the history of this game. Succeeding in that scenario right there is the high that he can’t get enough of

  31. GoodellMustGo says:

    July 9, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Let us wait and see if Belichick can even take Pats to AFCCG, something Rex Ryan did twice with Mark Sanchez.


    I’d rather wait to see if Tommy can earn a Super Bowl for his team without relying on his team or equipment guys 😉 😉 😉 to carry him to one.

    Montana did it 4 times. How come Brady hasn’t done it yet?

    Or maybe he is what I always said he was. An Alex Smith clone. Smith is also great when you put elite talent around him, not so much when you don’t. Same with Tommy. Shut out by Taysom Hill last season when his elite offense wasn’t available. Also was terrible in 2019 without an elite offense. That’s who Tommy is. So cool it with this GOAT silliness 😂

    —————————-

    Montana did it 4 times…..

    You mind telling us what Montana’s defenses were ranked when he won those 4 super bowls? Maybe the coach was brutal so that’s how he did it 4 times better than Brady? Must be the lacking offensive weapons?

  32. If Montana was so good why was he only capable of making it to 4 SBs when Brady had made it to 10?

  33. Tom Brady has more superbowl rings as a player, then any franchise has in the superbowl Era. Montana was the greatest. A generation later we got Brady. Brady dwarfed everyone’s accomplishments as it relates to winning. At this point to suggest anyone other than Tom Brady is the best qb to do it just sounds like sour grapes. Brady isn’t even finished yet. It could be a really long time before anyone comes close to his level of success.

  34. nhpats2011 says:
    July 9, 2022 at 8:36 pm
    If Montana was so good why was he only capable of making it to 4 SBs when Brady had made it to 10?
    ——
    Montana had real competition. Let’s not be disingenuous and pretend the AFC East until recently wasn’t an absolute flaming dog pile of a division giving Tommy a free ride to a deep playoff run every year.

  35. Montana’s 167 yards passing and 1 TD in SB 16 was the reason the Niners won? It wasn’t Wersching’s 4 FGs and total of 14 points? Seems like Wersching was the reason the Niners won. Also the goal line stand by the Niners D. Brady had nothing to do with any SB victories especially the 14 point SEA comeback and 25 point ATL comeback. Yeah, any other good QB like Manning could have done that.

  36. The difference btw the careers of Brady and Montana can be easily explained. Montana played in the NFC at a time the NFC was dominant. For something like 12 years the NFC would win the Super Bowl in a cruelly and absurdly one-sided affair. So the fact Montana is undefeated in 4 trips to the SB but only made 4 trips reflects the fact he faced his toughest competition in the postseason before the SB. This was the era of Joe Gibbs, Bill Parcells, Mike Ditka, and Tom Landry. Imagine having to slog through that thorn brush before facing Sam Wyche or Dan Reeves.

  37. Datastrategist,

    FYI, since 1985, Montana never won a playoff game in playoff when his defense allowed more than 10 points.

    (Vikings scored a TD in garbage time, Bengals special team scored a TD)

  38. GMG,

    When you talk about how weak AFCE was during Brady’s era (mostly because of weak offenses), you are also claiming that Belichick’s defense was a PAPER TIGER, which it was.

  39. datastrategist says:
    July 11, 2022 at 9:32 am
    The difference btw the careers of Brady and Montana can be easily explained. Montana played in the NFC at a time the NFC was dominant. For something like 12 years the NFC would win the Super Bowl in a cruelly and absurdly one-sided affair. So the fact Montana is undefeated in 4 trips to the SB but only made 4 trips reflects the fact he faced his toughest competition in the postseason before the SB. This was the era of Joe Gibbs, Bill Parcells, Mike Ditka, and Tom Landry. Imagine having to slog through that thorn brush before facing Sam Wyche or Dan Reeves.


    Yup.

    The difference is if you take away Montana – the 49ers lose every single one of those Super Bowls.

    Take away Brady from the Patriots/Bucs – those teams still win their Super Bowls.

    Joe Cool’s total passer rating for his Super Bowls: 125. Brady: 95.

    I know who my QB is if I could pick any one to win a big game. It’s Joe Cool. By a mile. Or ten. 🙂

  40. For something like 12 years the NFC would win the Super Bowl in a cruelly and absurdly one-sided affair.
    ===========

    It was 16 years.

    Including 4 of the worst blowouts in Super Bowl history.

  41. The difference is if you take away Montana – the 49ers lose every single one of those Super Bowls.
    ==========

    Thats a tough one.

    They had Young in ’88 and ’89..

  42. 49ers bought a SB for Steve Young.

    Check what they did in the season, especially how they got Deion Sanders.

  43. Here are 4 SB wins out of 7. For Brady. Sure, any QB would have won these games. Just give it up triggered boy.

    Panthers – Brady’s stats: 32/48, 354 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 100.5 rating
    Eagles – Brady’s stats: 23/33, 236 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 110.2 rating
    Seahawks – Brady’s stats: 37/50, 328 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT, 101.1 rating
    Chiefs – Brady’s stats: 21/29, 201 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 125.8 rating

  44. Actually the most impressive stat cited in this article (IMO) is that he is 29th in career interceptions, despite the fact that he is far and away the leader in pass attempts with over 13,000.

  45. FYI, since 1985, Montana never won a playoff game in playoff when his defense allowed more than 10 points. ———- This is misleading at best. What you state only makes sense if the games where the other team scored 10 or less were close games, but most of them were complete beat downs like in 1988 and 1989….34-9, 28-3, 20-16, 41-13, 30-3, 55-10….I mean the other team could have scored 20 points and still the 49ers would have whooped them. And why skip all the years from 1981-1984? Your logic stinks

    ———

    Also, since you started with 1985…..49ers lost 4 playoff games from 85 to 90 , three of them were to the giants who held them to 3 , 3, and 13 points…remind who the DC of the Giants was back then??? Oh yeah, it was Belichick.

  46. Also, since you started with 1985…..49ers lost 4 playoff games from 85 to 90 , three of them were to the giants who held them to 3 , 3, and 13 points…remind who the DC of the Giants was back then??? Oh yeah, it was Belichick.
    ==========

    Significantly shortened Montana’s career.

    The back injury in ’85 led to the acquisition of Steve Young, and subsequent QB controversy.

    The elbow injury in ’90 cost him a whole season, ultimately, his job.

    .. and that ’90 team was the best shot at a 3-peat since the Merger.

  47. Cancerman,

    Ya, two loses in 1985 and 1986 season playoffs, against peak LT, and monster front 4, who were drafted by Bill Parcel.

    Don’t brag about third one in 2nd SB run when his defense played only 21 minutes. You don’t know it, do you?

    Also, between the two SB, Giants had only one playoff game. Do you know how they lost the game? Go check yourself. THEN, look at how his defense collapsed in big games in Pats.

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