Brady Leads Patriots Past Texans

 
on January 13 2013 8:18 PM

n">(Reuters) - Tom Brady set a record for most playoff wins by a quarterback in leading the New England Patriots to a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday to move one win away from a second consecutive Super Bowl berth.

Brady, who surpassed Hall of Famer Joe Montana with his 17th playoff win, finished 25 of 40 for 344 yards and three touchdown passes against Houston, setting up a rematch of last year's AFC title game with the Baltimore Ravens.

Brady led a balanced attack that was lifted by the play of reserve running back Shane Vereen, who rushed for one touchdown and caught a pair of TD passes after filling in for injured Danny Woodhead.

The Patriots, who will host Baltimore on January 20, beat the Ravens at home last year for the AFC title to earn their fifth trip to the Super Bowl since 2001.

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