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Tom Brady sets NFL record for playoff wins

Fans saluted Tom Brady’s achievement as he left the field on Sunday night.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Fans saluted Tom Brady’s achievement as he left the field on Sunday night.

Tom Brady added another milestone to his resume on Sunday night when he set a new NFL record with his 17th career playoff victory.

That elevated him above his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, who won 16 during his Hall of Fame career.

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Passing Montana seemed to be significant to Brady. “I grew up a 49ers fan,’’ Brady said. ‘‘Joe Montana and Steve Young ... those guys are in another class.

“I love playing, I love competing, I love being a part of this organization. I think I’ve just been fortunate to play on some great teams over the years. I never take it for granted.’’

Most playoff victories among starting quarterbacks:

QB (team)Wins
Tom Brady (NE)17
Joe Montana (SF, KC)16
Terry Bradshaw (Pit.)14
John Elway (Den.)14
Brett Favre (GB, Min.)12
Troy Aikman (Dal.)11
Roger Staubach (Dal.)11

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