Tom Brady, determined to continue writing his legend by winning an 8th Super Bowl, and his Buccaneers, in search of a double, beat the Philadelphia Eagles (31-15) in the first round of the NFL play-offs on Sunday. We will know Monday night the opponent of Tampa Bay in the next round after the displacement of the Arizona Cardinals at the Los Angeles Rams.
Kansas City and its quarterback Patrick Mahomes, winners in 2020 and beaten last year by the Buccaneers in the final, won their match against Pittsburgh, qualified somewhat miraculously at the end of the last day of the regular season (42- 21). In the division final, the Chiefs will play against Buffalo, which largely dominated the Patriots on Saturday (47-17).
The 62-year-old “classic” between the Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers, who had not met at this stage since … 1995, smiled at San Francisco who won in a close meeting (23- 17). The team led by Kyle Shanahan will meet the Green Bay Packers in the next round, exempted from this first round after finishing first in the National Conference at the end of the regular season.
First in the American Conference, the Tennessee Titans, also exempt, will face the Cincinnati Bengals, winners on Saturday from Las Vegas (29-16).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Philadelphia Eagles 31 – 15
Dallas Cowboys – San Francisco 49ers 17 – 23
Kansas City Chiefs – Pittsburgh Steelers 42 – 21
Still to play
NATIONAL CONFERENCE (NFC)
Los Angeles Rams (N.4) – Arizona Cardinals (N.5)