Tom Brady's historical and unprecedented career continued with a win over the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers star became the second quarterback to lead a team from both the AFC and NFC to the Super Bowl. The first was Craig Morton, who was 0-2 in the big game.
Amazingly, it'll be Brady's 10th Super Bowl run. The only franchise to qualify on more than eight occasions is the New England Patriots - you may recall the Hall of Fame passer leading the way in nine of their 11 appearances.
|Most Super Bowl appearances||Pos.||Team(s)|
|Tom Brady||QB||Patriots & Bucs||10|
|Mike Lodish||DT||Bills & Broncos||6|
|Adam Vinatieri||K||Patriots & Colts||5|
|Charles Haley||DE||49ers & Cowboys||5|
The 43-year-old is just the fourth quarterback to lead multiple teams to the Super Bowl. Besides Brady and Morton, only Kurt Warner (St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals) and Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos) accomplished the feat.
He also joins Norm Van Brocklin and Johnny Unitas as the only quarterbacks in league history to play in a championship game in three different decades.
Brady's career postseason stats are nothing short of outstanding. He now has double the conference championship game starts (14) for a quarterback than second-place Joe Montana (seven) and double the wins (10) of the next two signal-callers (Roger Staubach and John Elway each have five).
Tampa Bay will await the winner of Sunday night's AFC title game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.