Tom Brady already has built an impressive Super Bowl legacy, but his bid to match the accomplishments of the game's all-time greats was snuffed out by the New York Giants - again.
Brady came up short in his bid to join Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana as the only four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks when the New England Patriots fell to the New York Giants 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI.
It was a repeat of Super Bowl XLII, when the Giants derailed New England's run at the first 19-0 season in history with a stunning 17-14 upset.
"We came up short," Brady said. “We just didn’t make enough plays.”
During one magnificent stretch, Brady seemed to be making all the plays. He completed 16 consecutive passes to eclipse the Super Bowl record of 13 straight held by Joe Montana, his boyhood idol.
That followed a rocky start when Brady was penalized for intentional grounding while in the end zone, giving the Giants a safety. Brady heaved the ball well down the middle of the...