Two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks will face off on Sunday for a third time this season. Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees and the Saints. Earlier today, the current Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre weighed in on the upcoming matchup.
“They’re fun to watch and now they’re competing against each other again, third time this year,” Favre said on SiriusXMNFL. “You couldn’t ask for a better setup.”
As Brett Favre alluded to, this will be their third matchup of the season. This epic matchup also features two of the oldest quarterbacks in the league, and certainly one of the oldest quarterback matchups in a playoff game. Drew Brees certainly got the best of Tom Brady in the first two, but Brady plays like a different animal when it comes to the playoffs.
He has the most playoff wins in NFL history with 30 wins, next closest? Joe Montana with 16. Brett Favre also makes that list of top playoff quarterbacks with 13 wins. Brady also leads the NFL record books with most playoff passing yards, touchdown passes, and completions. He leads all of these categories by quite a margin.
Brett Favre Playoff Stats
As good as Tom Brady is in the playoffs, Brett Favre still holds his own in the record books. While he doesn’t lead any major categories, he sits in the top five in most. For instance, he grabs the number three spot in playoff touchdown passes, playoff completions, and playoff passing yards.
The gunslinger also won 13 playoff games in his long career with the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. This sits him at number six on that all-time list. He also played with the New York Jets at the end of his career, however, he never recorded any playoff statistics with them.
More On Brady-Brees Matchup
This highly anticipated matchup was made possible by an offseason move in 2020. After a twenty-year career with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This move put Tom Brady not only in the NFC, but in the same division as Drew Brees. This guaranteed at least two games between the two, which Drew Brees did not take lightly.
“Yeah, don’t take it for granted,” Brees said in a postgame press conference. “I’m very appreciative of the opportunity. And listen, the minute that [Tom Brady] signed with the Bucs and came in the division, you felt like that was going to be a team to contend with, that was going to be a team that had playoff aspirations and beyond, just like us. So, I guess it was inevitable.”