On the other hand, the Brees era in New Orleans could end after 15 seasons.
Brady’s victory could also be the final push for the retirement of another veteran quarterback, Drew Brees, who again failed in the decisive game with his team the New Orleans Saints, who were eliminated after losing home by 20- 30 versus the Buccaneers.
Brees, who turned 42 on Thursday, could have played his last professional game in the NFL.
Brady threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more and the Buccaneers came from behind to get the victory and continue in the fight to be in Super Bowl LV, which will be played on February 7 at their field at Raymond James Stadium .
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The 43-year-old quarterback had his best game in three attempts against the Saints and helped the Buccaneers advance into the playoffs, while Brees is eliminated and will likely not return to action.
Brady and the Buccaneers’ next game will take place in Green Bay next week, when he will attempt to advance to his 10th Super Bowl when he faces Packers quarterback, fellow veteran Aaron Rodgers, who in Game 1 of The NFC division series beat the Los Angeles Rams 32-18.
Brady and his offensive squad converted three Saints turnovers, including two interceptions to Brees passes, on touchdowns, to head to victory in the divisional round in the NFC, where he has made his debut this season after always playing with the New England Patriots, in the AFC.
After Brees was intercepted by linebacker Devin White in the middle of the fourth quarter, Brady led his team to the one-yard line, from where he scored himself by running.
That way Brady secures his fourteenth trip to a conference championship game, but his first in the NFC.
On the other hand, the Brees era in New Orleans could end after 15 seasons.
The game may have been the last at the Superdome for Brees, who is under a one-year contract but has not discussed any plans to play when this season ends and has at times hinted at his impending retirement.
If it were his last game, it won’t be one to remember, as the NFL’s all-time leader in completions and yards had 19 of 34 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
In Kansas City, the Chiefs lost Mahomes to a concussion, but their defense contained the enemy offense and defeated the Cleveland Browns 22-17 to advance to their third straight game for the AFC defending title.
The victory entitles the Kansas City squad to face the Buffalo Bills at home next Sunday, who in the first game of the divisional round beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 at home.
Mahomes hadn’t played in 21 days since the Chiefs clinched the top spot in the AFC in week 16 of the championship, but he barely missed a beat before leaving for the middle of the third quarter.
The Chiefs’ all-star quarterback finished with 21 of 30 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown, as well as scoring on the ground.
Mahomes completed 11 of his first 12 passes and led the Chiefs to consecutive touchdowns early in the game, also ran for the first and threw a pass to tight end Travis Kelce, which made it a 20-yard touchdown for the second, and has been thus the first player since Steve Young, in 1995, with three consecutive playoff games with touchdowns on the ground and in the air.
For the Browns, their quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
The Cleveland were coming off their first playoff victory since the 1994 season, but their inability to drive for the winning touchdown prevented them from winning two playoff games in a championship for the first time since 1950.
In the third quarter, Mahomes was hit in the head with 7:27 left to play and was brought down on the grass near midfield.
Mahomes, already limping from a foot injury, stumbled while trying to get to his feet. They finally helped him get to the blue tent on the sideline. Then he ran to the locker room, where he was evaluated for a concussion and there his participation ended.
The surprise arose in the world of the National Football League (NFL) after the departure of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer from the Seattle Seahawks team after three years in office.
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In making the announcement, the Seahawks noted "philosophical differences" as the reason they ended the employment relationship, and they rated Schottenheimer as "a fantastic person and coach".
Last season, the Seahawks scored the most points in franchise history, but their offense suffered a notable drop in performance in the second half of the season.
Seattle led the league with 34 points scored per game in the first nine weeks, but the average fell to 22.6 points in the final eight weeks of the calendar.
However, the crisis was unleashed during playoff competition when the Seahawks’ offensive problems continued in a 30-20 NFC Wildcard Round loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
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QB Russell Wilson’s 40.7 completion percentage (11 of 27) was tied for second-lowest of his career, while his 17.6 QBR Total was the worst in his 16 playoff games.
The Seahawks’ deep passing game was one of the reasons for the offense’s poor performance in the second half of the season.
Wilson completed at least one pass in which the ball was at least 30 yards in the air in each of Seattle’s first eight games, but had only three such passes in the last nine, including the playoffs.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll declined to discuss the future of his coordinators when asked at his last press conference of the season if he expected them back.
The way Carroll avoided answering the question was the first indication that something was wrong in their professional relationship.
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Schottenheimer’s offense set several records for the Seahawks, but after a meeting Monday night, it was apparent that there were philosophical differences between Schottenheimer and Carroll, so both decided to end the employment relationship as the best. option for both parties.
Quarterback Dak Prescott’s continuity with the Dallas Cowboys is on the right track after team owner Jerry Jones admitted Tuesday that signing a new contract is 1 x mobile bet one of his priorities.
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After having concluded another frustrating season for the Dallas team with a losing record of 6-10, and with just 4 wins without the presence of Prescott, who was seriously injured at the beginning, Jones acknowledged that the quarterback is in good position regarding contractual talks. The Cowboys and Prescott’s agent Todd France can resume negotiations regarding a long-term contract now that the team’s season is over.
Once the parties did not reach an agreement before June 15, Prescott played the campaign under the franchise player tag and in exchange for $ 31.4 million, without being able to discuss long-term terms again until the end of the season. season.
The Cowboys offered Prescott a deal that sources say averaged $ 34.5 million a year, including a $ 50 million signing bonus with $ 110 million guaranteed.
The biggest point of disagreement was the length of the contract. While the Cowboys wished for five years, France responded with a counterproposal of four, because renewal of expiring television contracts is expected to significantly raise the salary cap in the future.
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The Cowboys will have to contend with a 2021 salary cap decrease around the league due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The salary cap limit will be about $ 175 million per team, but the Cowboys will carry just over $ 25 million in additional space so it was not used in the salary dedicated to player payroll in 2020.
If the Cowboys used the franchise tag with Prescott again, it would cost them $ 37.7 million. Even with the long-term agreement, Prescott’s figure against the 2021 salary cap will likely exceed $ 30 million, given the structure required for the agreement.
"We have a fixed amount, period, that can be paid to each player. It is a very competitive thing, and the longer the term, the more flexibility there is in the numbers of that contract."Jones explained to the team’s radio station. "Planning is done by looking at what can be spent, what can be delivered to other free agents, there is the general financial design"added.
Prescott suffered a dislocation and compound fracture to his right ankle during the Cowboys’ Week 5 win over the New York Giants.
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The 27-year-old quarterback expected to complete his best statistical season, with 1,856 passing yards, including 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, but the Cowboys went 2-3 in his five starts before getting injured.