Thursday, January 17, 2013

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Brady wearing an Ohio State jersey after losing a bet on The Game to teammate Mike Vrabel
A Michigan Man now holds the NFL record for most playoff wins by a starting quarterback.  The 41-28 Brady-led victory over the Texans on Sunday earns him a 17th playoff victory and a #1 spot in the record books directly above Joe Montana.  Brady's three touchdown, 344-yard performance also elevates him to third place for most touchdowns thrown in the playoffs and extends his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 48.  Only Drew Brees has more (54).  Brady's work is not yet finished this year, of course, as he and the Patriots are scheduled to take on the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game this weekend.

Honorable Mention:
  • Zoltan Mesko booted two 60-plus yard punts.
  • Jonathan Goodwin helped pave the way for 323 rushing yards and a 49er win, and in his second year in the league, Coach Jim Harbaugh leads his team to the Conference Championship Game.
  • Charles Woodson and Alan Branch end their seasons as the Packers and Seahawks lose in the Divisional Round. 

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