Tom Brady Ties Brett Favre for 2nd-Most Career NFL Wins

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2016

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots signals to his team against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The New England Patriots earned a 30-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and quarterback Tom Brady made some history in the process.

The team announced No. 12 tied Brett Favre for the second-most quarterback wins in NFL history at 199.

He is now a mere one victory behind Peyton Manning for the all-time record. SportsCenter shared the top five quarterbacks in league history by win totals:

1Peyton Manning200
2Tom Brady199
2Brett Favre199
4John Elway162
5Dan Marino155

Brady tied Favre in his typically brilliant fashion with 280 passing yards, four touchdowns to four different receivers and zero interceptions. According to NFL Research, it was the 21st time in his career Brady passed for four touchdowns without an interception, which is the most in league history.

It was yet another addition to Brady's incredible resume. He is an 11-time Pro Bowler, four-time Super Bowl champion and two-time league MVP, and Brady seems to be getting better with age, which is the scariest thing of all for the rest of the league.

Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have been the two constants as the Patriots have elevated themselves to the standard-setting franchise in the NFL during the quarterback's 17-year career.

While he has played with plenty of talented teammates, including tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Randy Moss, Brady is the face of the franchise and a surefire Hall of Famer as arguably the best quarterback in the history of the sport.

Not only is he going to surpass Manning's record, but he will likely fly by it before his career (and even this season) is done. He is 39 years old and should theoretically be past his prime, but Brady has thrown for more than 4,000 yards in each of the last five years, including the 5,235 he threw for in 2011.

He has also been one of the most durable players in the league in recent campaigns and missed his first contests since 2008 during his four-game suspension this season.

The Patriots are 8-2 on the season and will easily win more than the two games Brady needs to leapfrog Manning before playoff time if this pace continues. There is no reason to think it won't with Brady under center.


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