The divisional round of the NFL playoffs wrapped up this weekend with a very engaging slate of games.
The New England Patriots took care of the Houston Texans pretty handily, while the San Francisco 49ers won their second game against the Green Bay Packers.
The Atlanta Falcons kicked a game-winning field goal in the last few seconds of regulation against the Seattle Seahawks, and the Baltimore Ravens extinguished the red-hot Denver Broncos in double overtime.
Looking deeper into the results, it is hard not to notice the performances from each of the winning quarterbacks.
Tom Brady, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco each threw for at least 250 yards and three touchdowns, while second-year signal-caller Colin Kaepernick made head coach Jim Harbaugh look like a genius after tallying 444 total yards and four scores.
While some from this group still have a long way to go, Brady is further cementing himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play.
Largely the face of the franchise, the quarterback is the single most important figure on the football field—possibly in sports, period—and the NFL has thrived because of this throughout its storied history.
The postseason oftentimes separates the elite quarterbacks from the group.
Looking at number of titles, title appearances, playoff victories and playoff winning percentage, here are the top 15 quarterbacks in NFL postseason history.