Author of a big game this Sunday, Tom Brady contributed to the victory of Tampa Bay against New Orleans (30-20) in the conference semifinals. The star quarterback of the NFL is just one to one success of a new SuperBowl where he could face Patrick Mahomes.
The Old vs Modern feud could end in the next Super Bowl as Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes both land their tickets to the NFL conference finals. The legendary Brady shone in the Tampa Bay Buccanners’ victory over the New Orleans Saints (30-20).
At 43, the former Patriots star won the distance duel between Drew Brees, one year his junior, to allow the Floridians to challenge Green Bay in the National Conference final, where Aaron awaits him. Rodgers, probable future MVP of the season at 38 years old.
Brady, winner of six Super Bowls with New England, threw two touchdowns to Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette in the second and third quarters, first to gain the advantage (10-6) and then to tie at (20-20 ). Best of all, he finished the job himself by scoring Tampa’s last touchdown in the last quarter. Simply stainless.
Mahomes shines but leaves on concussion
Patrick Mahomes, new star of the NFL and MVP of the last Superbowl could well deflect Brady at the next world meeting. In the semifinals of the other conference (American), the defending champion Kansas City hardly beat Cleveland (22-17).
Mahomes who first scored a touchdown in the race, then found receiver Travis Kelce at the start of the second quarter. As for the defense, it was solid like Daniel Sorensen, who repelled Rashard Higgins just before the goal line. What send the two teams to the locker room with a score of 19-3 in favor of Kansas City. Things then got stuck.
Mahomes hurt himself after a race, hit in the neck after contact with an opponent. When he got up, he was staggering and his whole team suddenly seemed KO
As his team announced he was suffering from a concussion, Cleveland moved closer at 22-17, after a touchdown in the run from Kareem Hunt.
Eventually, the Chiefs’ defense tightened the bolts late in the game, while Mahomes substitute Chad Henne kept control of the ball, thanks to two decisive actions.
It remains to be seen if the latter, MVP of the last Super Bowl, will have the green light from the doctors to challenge Buffalo next Saturday in the conference final. Buffalo and Green Bay, these are the last two teams that could deprive the world of a dream SuperBowl between the teams of Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady.