Monday, January 14, 2013

Brady downplays passing Montana for playoff record


Tom Brady and Joe Montana are two of the most prevalent names that come up in the discussion of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.

Sunday, Brady one-upped Montana. (photo: Jose Luis Garza)

With the New England Patriots' 41-28 victory over the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, Brady recorded his 17th playoff win, which puts him by himself atop that category in the NFL record books.

He shared the previous record of 16 with Montana.

"Well, I hope I'm around for a few more years," Brady said in response to the first question he received about the feat. "I know this was an important win for our team and that’s always the number one goal for me."

Brady was asked about it one more time but still didn't budge.

"I love playing and I love competing. I love being a part of this team and this organization," he said. "It’s a lot of mentally tough guys I think I’ve just been fortunate to play on some great teams over the years. I very much appreciate that and I never take that for granted. I'm always going to try to be the best teammate and leader I can possibly be."

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