#2) New England vs. Baltimore (AFC Divisional, 2014 season)
Brady’s last three playoff games versus Baltimore were all bad days for him.
In 2009, they were blown out at home in the Wild Card round. In 2011, New England barely won because of a drop by Baltimore in the end zone and a missed kick by Billy Cundiff. In 2012, New England couldn’t put up a point in the second half and were beaten once again by a hot Joe Flacco.
In this edition, New England was down twice by 14 points, but Brady was able to throw them out of it twice. New England had 14 total yards on the ground, so it was truly the greatness of Tom Brady which propelled them to victory — not to mention, a perfect 23-yard scoring pass to Brandon LaFell to give New England their first lead of the day.
The Pats then held on to to advance to their fourth straight appearance in the AFC Championship Game.
It was Brady at his best, defying all odds, and putting the team on his back.