Broncos vs Patriots: Why New Playoff Record Proves Tom Brady Is NFL's Best

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIJanuary 14, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after he threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski #87 in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The greatest players in NFL history find ways to perform well on the biggest stage—and that's exactly what Tom Brady did Saturday night against the Denver Broncos

In the midst of "Tebowmania," and having to listen to the Tim Tebow storylines all week, Brady came out and proved that he's the NFL's best quarterback. 

Brady set an NFL playoff record as he threw five touchdowns in the first half—you cannot get better than that. That's as good as it gets. 

While watching Saturday's game, it was like Brady wanted to make a statement—it was almost like he was questioning the media in why they were giving so much credit and placing so much hype on Tebow, when Brady is the reigning MVP and a three-time Super Bowl champion. 

As Brady led New England to an absolutely dominant 45-10 victory over the Broncos, he completed 26 of his 34 passes, which is an incredible 76.5 completion percentage, while accumulating 363 yards and finishing the day with six touchdowns. 

Out of the remaining quarterbacks, Brady is the league's most dangerous quarterback—yes, even more dangerous than Aaron Rodgers

Even while being the NFL's most dangerous quarterback, after his performance against the Denver Broncos he proved to the football world that he is the league's top quarterback. 

With the victory, Brady improves to 15-5 in the playoffs and will advance to his fifth AFC Championship Game. 

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