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Monday, January 18, 2021

Who are oldest players in NFL playoff history? No.6 Might surprise U

Top 10 oldest players in NFL playoff history, Brady, Brees highlights in list.



 Brees' Saints host Brady's Buccaneers on Sunday night, it'll mark the oldest quarterback matchup in NFL history.


When it comes to age and NFL, it's usually kickers who've outlasted Brady and Brees, but maybe no one's been more active since turning 40 than this couple. They are meant to be in the mid-life crisis, but only Brady won the ring at 41 and Brees led the NFL at 40. 


Brady also featured the oldest quarterback playoff matchup until Sunday. He played 37-year-old Philip Rivers and the Chargers when he was 41. Brady vs. Brees smashed the old cumulative age high of 78 in 2021.


NFL playoff, history, Top 10, oldest players, list,  Brady, Brees.





Believe it or not, there have been players older than Brady and Brees to compete in the NFL playoffs (not many, though). Here's a list of the top-10 oldest players to compete in the NFL postseason, comprised mostly of kickers:



List of Top 10 oldest players in NFL playoff history.






10 -- Ray Brown, 43 - The offensive lineman started two games in Jan. 2006 for Washington shortly after turning 43.


9  --  Eddie Murray, 43 - The kicker made an extra point and a field goal in a 2000 Cowboys loss to the Vikings.


8  --  Vinny Testaverde, 43 - The veteran quarterback took a knee for the Jets in a 2007 blowout of New England in the playoffs.


7  --  Lou Groza, 43 - Groza made two extra points as the Browns lost to the Cowboys in Dec. 1967.

6  --  Tom Brady, 43 - Brady won't get the chance to move up this list unless he plays in the playoffs in early 2022. If he does, though, he'd move up to third behind just Blanda and Vinatieri.


 5  --  Morten Anderson, 44 - Another month or so younger than Gary at the time of his final playoff game, Morten made two extra points in a 2005 playoff loss while playing for the Vikings.


4  --  Gary Anderson, 44 - Anderson, slightly younger than Carney at the time of his final playoff game, concluded his postseason career with two extra points in a 2004 Baltimore loss to Brady and the Patriots.


3  --  John Carney, 44 - Carney made three out of five field goal attempts for the Giants in a 2009 playoff loss to the Eagles.


2  --  Adam Vinatieri, 46 - Vinatieri played two playoff games for the Colts in Jan. 2019 shortly after turning 46. He made four extra points in those two games.


1  --  George Blanda, 48 - Blanda kicked an extra point and a field goal for the Raiders in a loss to the Steelers in the 1976 AFC championship game.









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