One step away from completing a miraculous comeback, Tom Brady and its Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell this Sunday 30-27 against The Angels Rams in the divisional round of the NFL, ending the hopes of the legendary “quarterback” to add an eighth title.
In a game of infarction, the Buccaneers, reigning champions of the american football league (NFL), fell behind 27-3 with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Brady led a spectacular comeback to tie the game at 27 with 42 seconds left, but kicker Matt Gay kicked the decisive field goal for the Rams at the buzzer that silenced Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Considered the best player in history, Brady has seven trophies to his name, a record in the NFL, and his sporting future is shrouded in doubt at 44 years old.
The Rams, who aspire to qualify for the Super Bowl on February 13 at its SoFi Stadium in The Angels, will play the final of the National Conference against the San Francisco 49ers, executioners on Saturday of the Green Bay Packers.
The Los Angeles team, fourth seeded in the National, had not played a conference final since 2018, when it later fell in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots led by Brady.
“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” Los Angeles quarterback Matthew Stafford said after the game. “We let them get into the game with big mistakes but this is a very tough team.”
Brady completed 30 of 54 passes for 329 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
It wasn’t until the second half that the quarterback was able to shake off the hounding and takedown of an elite defense that brings together all-stars Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Von Miller.
Frustrated, Brady He came to play with a bloody lip in the second quarter after an impact with Von Miller for which the referees penalized the “quarterback”.
The first half ended with an intercepted pass to Brady, who stormed off to the locker room unexpectedly trailing 20-3.
On the way back, the game got even worse for Tampa, which conceded a one-yard touchdown from Stafford with which the Rams they trailed 27-3 with seven minutes and seven seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Brady he missed some of his biggest offensive weapons, especially receivers Chris Godwin, who was injured, and the controversial Antonio Brown, who had a rocky departure from the team two weeks ago.
The champions needed a period comeback but the presence of Brady gave them a halo of hope, since the field marshal already led the Patriots turn around a 28-3 run in the 2017 Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons.
Tampa pulled back on a Ryan Succop field goal and a Leonard Fournette 1-yard touchdown that made it 27-13 and set them up for a dramatic fourth quarter.
Nerves take over Rams, which gave Tampa another chance when Matt Gay missed a 47-yard field goal with 6 1/2 minutes remaining.
Brady He threw a spectacular 55-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans to bring Tampa within 27-20 with 3 minutes, 20 seconds remaining.
The stadium became a pressure cooker when the “Bucs” recovered the ball and Fournette had another touchdown that tied them at 27.
The Rams they had 42 seconds to avoid overtime and ridicule and Stafford managed to carry the ball 30 yards, from where Matt Gay kicked the field goal that eliminated Tampa.
The defeat closes the second season of Brady in Tampa, the destination he chose after ending his historic dynasty with the Patriots.
In his first year, the “quarterback” was able to conquer the Super Bowl with a franchise that had been out of the playoffs for 13 years.
Although he has a contract for one more season, and has never ruled out playing beyond the age of 45, Brady plan to take some time to assess your continuation or withdrawal from the NFL, as the chain advanced on Sunday ESPN.