Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady already has some of the NFL’s most significant playoff records, and he’ll add to those records when the Bucs host the Cowboys on Monday night.
Here are some of the post-season records Brady holds, and some notes on how far everyone in the league is from equaling Brady’s records:
Games played: Brady will play his 49th career postseason game on Monday. His former kicker Adam Vinatieri is in second place all-time, having played in 32 career playoff games. Another former Brady kicker, Stephen Gostkowski, is tied with Jerry Rice for third with 29 games.
The games have started: Brady has started all of his postseason games, so he’ll also bring that record to 48. Kickers aren’t considered starters, so Rice is next with 29 starts.
Games as a winning quarterback: Brady has 35 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.
Passes thrown: Brady threw 1,855 passes in the playoffs. Peyton Manning, with 1,027 playoff passes, is the only other quarterback to throw more than 1,000.
Passes completed: Brady completed 1,166 passes in the playoffs. Peyton Manning has completed 649, and no one else has even 500 career playoff completions.
passing yards: Brady is the all-time leader with 13,049 career playoff passing yards. Peyton Manning is second with 7,339, followed by Brett Favre with 5,885.
300 yard games: Brady has passed for 300 yards or more in 18 different playoff games. Peyton Manning is next with nine postseason 300-yard games, followed by Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers with eight each.
Passing touchdowns: Brady has 86 career playoff touchdown passes. Joe Montana and Aaron Rodgers are tied for second at 45.
Brady will continue to add to his records on Sunday, and maybe for a few postseason games after that.