Ex-Super Bowl Champ Set to Break Tom Brady NFL Playoff Record

Joe Flacco's Playoff Journey Takes a Historic Turn.

by Nouman Rasool
Ex-Super Bowl Champ Set to Break Tom Brady NFL Playoff Record
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As the 2024 NFL playoffs commence this weekend, all eyes are on a potential historic shift. In the spotlight is Joe Flacco, a veteran quarterback and former Super Bowl champion, who stands on the cusp of surpassing a record held by the legendary Tom Brady.

Brady, who retired in 2023, left the league with a trove of records, including his unmatched seven Super Bowl victories. However, one of his records is now under threat in the Wild Card weekend.

Flacco Targets Brady's Record

Tom Brady, renowned for his tenure with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, currently shares the record for the most road playoff victories (seven) with Joe Flacco.

As Flacco gears up to lead the Cleveland Browns against the Houston Texans this Saturday, a win would place him ahead of Brady, creating a new benchmark in NFL history. Flacco, reflecting on the significance of playoff successes, shared his thoughts with CBS Sports.

“Being in the playoffs and winning is a matter of pride, regardless of the location,” he stated. “This is our goal every day – to be in this position and play these significant games. We should all be proud”.

Interestingly, Flacco's last playoff appearance was a memorable encounter against Brady's Patriots in the 2014 season’s divisional round, a game the Ravens narrowly lost 35-31. Since then, Flacco's journey has been marked by challenges and resilience.

After being sidelined in 2018, he moved from Baltimore to Denver and later to the Jets, before his remarkable resurgence with the Browns in 2023. Flacco’s return to form is not just a personal triumph; it’s a narrative of determination and resurgence, captivating NFL fans.

His mid-season signing by the Browns, a strategic move following Deshaun Watson’s injury, has proven to be a game-changer. Flacco's leadership has revitalized the Cleveland team, setting the stage for what many hope will be a fairy-tale run in the playoffs.

But Flacco's potential record-breaking doesn't end with surpassing Brady. Tied with Brett Favre at five victories, he could also set a new record for the most wins in the Wild Card round. Furthermore, a performance of multiple touchdown passes against the Texans could see him equal Aaron Rodgers’ record of nine consecutive playoff games with multiple TDs.

This weekend, Flacco stands at the precipice of NFL history, poised to redefine his legacy and that of the league itself.

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