Tom Brady Record : Patriots Star Sets NFL Postseason Career Passing Record

Tom Brady Record : Patriots Star Sets NFL Postseason Career Passing Record

Tom Brady set a National Football League career record tonight for postseason passing yardage.

Tom Brady entered Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Colts with 6,791 passing yards, nine behind Manning’s 6,800. On the Patriots’ first play from scrimmage, Brady completed a six-yard pass to Shane Vereen, bringing him to 6,797. He had a chance to break the record two plays later, but overthrew Julian Edelman 15 yards downfield on a third-and-three play.

However, he didn’t have to wait long for his next chance. Josh Cribbs fumbled the ensuing punt, giving the Pats the ball at the Indianapolis 26. And a five-yard completion to Edelman on the first play gave him the record, at 6,802.

Ironically, Brady had also broken Manning’s record last week with his 367-yard performance against the Ravens. But the Broncos quarterback moved back to the No. 1 spot when he passed for 211 yards in Denver’s loss to the Colts the next day.