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Tom Brady sets NFL, franchise records in first half against the Broncos

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  January 14, 2012 09:51 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Tom Brady's five touchdown passes in the first half against the Denver Broncos is an NFL postseason record for touchdown passes in a half.

Brady, who was 18 of 25 passing for 246 yards and an interception in the half, also passed the franchise record for touchdowns in a game.

Brady's third touchdown of the game, a 12-yard strike to Rob Gronkowski, passed Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino for sole possession of third place all-time for NFL postseason touchdowns with 33. He currently has 35.

UPDATE: In the second half, Tom Brady tied an NFL postseason record for touchdown passes with his sixth scoring strike. He currently has 36 postseason touchdowns.

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