8:00 PM ET, January 12, 2008
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady set another record and thinks he deserves one more award.The dimple-chinned quarterback with the winning smile took the snap -- after faking as if the ball had gone directly to running back Kevin Faulk -- and threw the go-ahead touchdown pass in the New England Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night.It was just one of his 26 completions in 28 attempts, an NFL record 92.9 percent for regular-season and playoff games.
Tom Brady started the game 16-for-16, a single game postseason record, and finished 26-for-28 to break Phil Simms' record for completion percentage in a playoff game.
|Tom Brady||92.9 (26-28)||'07 Divisional game|
|Phil Simms||88.0 (22-25)||Super Bowl XXI|
|Joe Montana||86.7 (26-30)||'89 NFC champ. game|
|Peyton Manning||84.6 (22-26)||'03 Wild Card|
Tom Brady finished with three touchdown passes against the Jaguars, extending his streak of postseason games with a touchdown pass to 13, tied for second all-time.
Gostkowski was 8-for-8 before missing his first field-goal attempt in his four playoff games. ... Welker, who tied for the NFL lead with 112 receptions, added a game-high nine for 54 yards. ... The Jaguars' streak of 11 games scoring at least 24 points ended.
New Englandís Tom Brady stayed calm throughout the game and calmly took what the soft Jacksonville coverage gave him. The Jaguars were unable to pressure Brady into any interceptions as they pretty much stayed with their base front four rushing him in passing situations. While the safeties played deep to prevent the long ball, and limited Randy Moss to one catch for 14 yards, Brady threw a lot of short passes to eight receivers and let them gain yards after the catch to move the chains. Bradyís offensive line provided him with great protection that allowed him to throw 26 completions on 28 attempts. This was pretty much an error-free game for the Patriots, with zero interceptions and zero fumbles.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.3||6.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:50||Matt Jones 8 Yd Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick)||7||0|
|TD||05:01||Benjamin Watson 3 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||7|
|TD||14:57||Laurence Maroney 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||7||14|
|TD||07:46||Ernest Wilford 6 Yd Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick)||14||14|
|TD||08:49||Wes Welker 6 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||14||21|
|FG||04:04||Josh Scobee 39 Yd||17||21|
|TD||00:49||Benjamin Watson 9 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||17||28|
|FG||09:44||Josh Scobee 25 Yd||20||28|
|FG||06:39||Stephen Gostkowski 35 Yd||20||31|