New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning can continue their climb up the leaderboard for most postseason touchdown passes when they play this weekend in the divisional round.
Brady begins his quest for a fourth Super Bowl title and a sixth Super Bowl appearance when the Patriots host the Houston Texans on Sunday. The QB comes in to the game with 38 postseason touchdown passes and trails only Joe Montana (45) and Brett Favre (44) on the all-time list.
Based on the Patriots’ typical offensive output, it would be a surprise if Brady doesn’t end the weekend as the third member of the 40 or more postseason touchdown passing crew.
Manning starts his push for a second Super Bowl championship and a third Super Bowl appearance when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. As of the moment he has 29 postseason touchdown passes and the next one he throws will be his first for Denver as all of the others came during his days with the Indianapolis Colts.
Only Montana, Favre, Brady, Dan Marino (32), Kurt Warner (31) and Terry Bradshaw (30) are in front of Manning on the all-time list. It would be stunning if Manning isn’t a member of the 30 or more postseason touchdown passing crew by Saturday night and a big game could move him all the up into the fourth spot on the list.
If both the Patriots and Broncos win this weekend, Brady and Manning will get a chance to add to their postseason totals when they face each other in Denver next weekend in the AFC Championship Game.
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