The tuck rule game
Brady's first playoff start -- Jan. 19, 2002 -- was a memorable one. In the driving snow, Brady led the Patriots on a late rally (with a little help from the tuck rule) to get the Patriots past the Raiders, 16-13. He set single-game Patriots postseason passing records with 52 attempts, 32 completions, and 312 yards. In the second half alone, Brady completed 26 of 39 passes for 238 yards.
The game is famous for a play in which Brady appeared to be passing and had the ball knocked loose when he was hit by the Raiders' Charles Woodson. The apparent fumble was overturned on replay, as officials said Brady was passing and it therefore was an incomplete pass. The ruling sustained a game-tying drive, and the Patriots won in overtime.