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NFL World Reacts To Tom Brady's Insane First Half

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady against the Packers.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on after a second quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Just like he has his entire career, Tom Brady is showing out in the playoffs today.

With a 21-10 lead over the Packers at halftime of the 2021 NFC Championship game, Brady and the Tampa Bay offense have been virtually unstoppable. In his 14th conference title game appearance on Sunday, Brady has thrown 13/22 for 202 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

The first half ended on an absolutely wild play for Brady. On a fourth down at the Packer 45-yard line with just 13 seconds left, the Bucs brought the punting unit out before ultimately calling a timeout and electing to go for it. Just one play after the converted 4th down, Brady hit Scotty Miller on a shocking 39-yard touchdown bomb to extend the lead and alter the entire complexion of the game.

NFL analysts and fans went nuts for Brady's heroic first-half performance:

At 43 years old in his first season without Patriots coach Bill Belichick, many people thought Brady would flop through his first season with Tampa Bay. Throwing 401/602 for 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions through the 2020 season -- it's safe to say that argument can be put to rest.

With another passing touchdown early in the third quarter, Brady has now collected 80 career postseason touchdowns -- nearly doubling the next highest figure by Joe Montana with 45.

If Brady can continue this kind of play for the rest of the game, a win will be difficult for even the master comeback artist Aaron Rodgers.

The Bucs currently lead the Packers 28-17 midway through the third.