He was skittish. He was inaccurate. He was unsettled. He was erratic. And yet, when he had to be, Tom Brady was Tom Brady.
Like he's done numerous times in his Hall of Fame career, Brady shrugged off the bad and embraced the chance to be great. He led the Patriots on a go-ahead scoring drive, and then what should have been a winning one with 1:36 left. If the New England defense could keep Eli Manning from marching 80 yards in less than 100 seconds, Brady leads the Patriots to a win they in no way, shape or form deserved.
But that's been the hallmark of Brady's career. He's been dominant and he's been patient, explosive and methodical, but when he's really at his best, he's peaked in the moments that matter most.
When a quarterback is on the fast track to Canton, there are several impressive examples of his offensive acumen to choose from. Brady is no different. The following are the most impressive games of Brady's career, the ones that best build his case as one of the most prolific field generals of all time. The ones that made his watchers think "Jeez, this guy can really play."