Patriots QB Tom Brady has the most fourth-quarter comebacks in the playoffs in Super Bowl era
After his performance in the AFC Championship, Tom Brady now has nine fourth quarter comebacks in the playoffs. It almost doubles Joe Montana’s five and cements Brady as one of the greatest playoff performers of the modern era.
You could say Tom Brady has mastered the 4th quarter playoff comeback 👀 pic.twitter.com/PDgCv5H57O
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That final possession driving down the field with only three minutes to go was spectacular. Brady seemed to have complete control of the game. Even though one deflection and interception was overruled by an offsides penalty, Brady seemed locked-in. He wasn’t forcing throws and dissected what the Chiefs defense gave him.
Even though the game-tying and the game-winning touchdowns were via the ground, Brady orchestrated an attack that fed off the Chiefs’ weaknesses.
Brady finished the game with 348 yards thrown with only one touchdown and two interceptions. Once the Patriots got the ball in overtime it was over for the Chiefs. They could not do anything about the running game.
Running backs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead combined for four touchdowns and 154 yards rushing. That combined with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski’s 175 total yardage and 13 receptions.
Patrick Mahomes seemed to be the only thing going for the Chiefs. He threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns on the day, but his defense could not get it done. If he had the opportunity to play in overtime, the game could’ve ended very differently.
The Patriots are going on to play the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. The Rams shocked the world by topping Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game.