Brady eclipses Manning for all-time win record

December 05, 2016 at 00:36

Tom Brady earned his 201st career victory counting the playoffs on Sunday to become the winningest quarterback in National Football League history.
Brady completed 33-of-49 passes for 269 yards and broke a tie for all-time wins with Peyton Manning as the New England Patriots manhandled the Los Angeles Rams 26-10.
Brady, who was playing on a sore knee, threw one touchdown pass for the Patriots who improved to 10-2 on the season.
He also collected his 179th regular-season win, leaving him one shy of joining Manning and Brett Favre (186 each) as the only quarterbacks with 180 victories.
His favorite targets Sunday were rookie Malcolm Mitchell and Julian Edelman, who caught eight passes apiece.
New England were playing their first game since losing Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season after the star tight end had back surgery this week.
Brady, a sixth-round draft selection, made his first NFL start against Indianapolis on September 30, 2001 — a 44-13 victory.
He got the starting nod for the third game of that season after Drew Bledsoe was hurt. The Pats were 5-5 when he took over that season and Brady guided them to a 9-0 record the rest of the way — capping the campaign with an upset Super Bowl title.
The Pats had a halftime ceremony welcoming back 38 players from that 2001 title team. Team owner Robert Kraft hosted a dinner on Saturday to mark the anniversary.
Brady said he stopped by but “I didn’t stay too long because I wanted to be up early ready to go today.”
That relentless focus on the future has carried Brady to four Super Bowl titles.
“It’s always been about winning,” Brady said. “And I’ve been very fortunate to be on a lot of great teams, so I’m very grateful.”

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