Brady breaks Super Bowl consecutive completions record

Tom Brady has broken the Super Bowl record for consecutive completions previously held by his idol Joe Montana.
Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots calls a play in the second half against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tom Brady has broken the Super Bowl record for consecutive completions previously held by his idol Joe Montana.

The Patriots quarterback threw his 16th straight completion with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Hernandez on the opening drive of the second half Sunday. That gave New England a 17-9 lead over the New York Giants with 11:20 left in the third quarter. Brady threw an incomplete pass with 6:12 to go in the third to end the streak.

Brady broke Montana's record of 13 set in 1990 on a five-yard completion to Wes Welker on the fourth play of the 79-yard drive.

On the final drive of the first half, Brady completed all 10 passes for 98 yards capped by a four-yard scoring throw to Danny Woodhead, giving the Patriots a 10-9 lead.