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Records broken in playoff weeekend

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With another incredibly exciting weekend of playoff football just gone, several records were broken by the teams that played for the right to get into their respective championship games.

So lets take a look at who did what and what records were passed this weekend:

- Tom Brady became the first ever quarterback to break the 6000 yard mark in the post-season. The New England QB reached 6,147 career playoff throwing yards in his sides victory against the Indianapolis Colts

- Peyton Manning passed Dan Marino's record for number of touchdowns in a whole season, including playoffs. Manning hit number 57 on Sunday, going past the record set by Marino in 1984 for the Miami Dolphins

- Drew Brees' first half performance against the Seahawks was, statistically, the worst of his entire career. The normally excellent QB managed only 34 yards in the first half an hour and it put the Saints on the back foot for the rest of the game

-The San Francisco 49ers managed to break a 36 year streak of a Super Bowl losing side not reaching the NFC Championship game the year after. The last side to do it was the 1977 Minnesota Vikings

- Colin Kaepernick registered his third playoff victory on the road. This is two more than Joe Montana and Steve Young managed combined in their careers.

- San Francisco tight end Vurnon Davis registered his seventh playoff touchdown catch. In doing so he tied Dave Caspar as most for a tight end in the post season

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