Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Brady Set to Put Falcons to the Test

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Brady Set to Put Falcons to the Test

Article excerpt

Tom Brady has played in and won more NFL postseason games than anybody. He's in his seventh Super Bowl, and trying to win his fifth -- which would also be a record.

And somehow, the Patriots quarterback seems to be defying the laws of nature, playing the best football of his career at age 39.

None of that is good news for the Falcons, whose young and inexperienced defense is about to be tested like never before.

Atlanta's defense has steadily improved this season under the guidance of head coach Dan Quinn. The Falcons have played their best defense in the postseason, holding the Seahawks to two touchdowns in the divisional round, and shutting out Aaron Rodgers in the first half in a blowout win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship game.

Brady has experience picking apart a Quinn defense -- he did it two years ago in the Super Bowl, throwing for 328 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter. …

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