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Tom Brady sets NFL record for postseason TD passes

Tom Brady has added another record to his postseason resume.

The Patriots quarterback threw for three touchdowns against the Ravens Saturday, passing Joe Montana for most all-time in the postseason at 46.

“It’s pretty special,” said Brady, who grew up a San Francisco 49ers fan and looked up to Montana.

Brady broke the record on a 23-yard strike to Brandon LaFell to give the Patriots their first lead of the game at 35-31 in the fourth quarter.

He tied the record on a 5-yard pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski in the third quarter. His first touchdown pass against the Ravens was a 15-yarder to receiver Danny Amendola.


Montana threw for his 45 touchdowns in 23 postseason appearances. Brett Favre, who is third all-time with 44, did it in 24 playoff games.

It was Brady’s 27th playoff game and his seventh postseason game with at least 300 yards passing.

Playoff Success
Most postseason passing touchdowns.
Tom Brady
Joe Montana
Brett Favre
Peyton Manning
Dan Marino
Kurt Warner
Terry Bradshaw
Globe Staff

Brady also moved into the lead in postseason passing yards at 6,791, but Peyton Manning, who leads the Broncos against the Colts Sunday, is second at 6,589. Brady is also the NFL’s career leader in postseason victories by a quarterback (19) and most postseason starts by a quarterback (27).

Patriots coach Bill Belichick tied Tom Landry for most postseason coaching wins with 20.