There was no postseason clunker for Tom Brady Sunday. In fact, his performance Sunday was one of the best of his NFL record 24 playoff wins.
PATRIOTS 36, STEELERS 17
- Roethlisberger takes aim at young Steelers teammates after loss to Patriots
- Brady on Hogan after record-setting night: 'He's been incredible'
- Patriots defense carried chip on its shoulder all the way to the Super Bowl
- Bennett on Goodell: 'Where is he? He's like Waldo right now'
- TB Times features Brady 'torching' Steelers
- Brady: 'This is my motivation right here'
- Roger Goodell taunted by Scott Zolak and Patriots fans
Brady completed 32 of 42 passes for 384 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers. His passing yard total is a Patriots postseason record.
No. 12’s dominance helped Chris Hogan set a Patriots postseason record with 180 receiving yards on nine catches. Two of his grabs went for touchdowns, including a 39-yard touchdown on a flea-flicker in the second quarter.
The previous Pats' postseason record was held by Deion Branch, who had 153 receiving yards in the Patriots' divisional round loss to the Broncos in the 2005 season. Joining Hogan atop the stat sheet was Julian Edelman, who had eight catches for 118 yards and a touchdown.