Brady steers Buccaneers to long-awaited playoff win, Rams beat Seahawks in bruiser

Tanya Simon
January 11, 2021

He's traded punches with Tom Brady all night and made an incredible play near the end of the third quarter that set Twitter on fire and got WFT within two points.

While Brady delivered Tampa Bay's first postseason victory since the Bucs defeated the Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003, Washington was relying on Taylor Heinicke at quarterback in its attempt to earn its first postseason win since a 17-10 wild-card round victory over Tampa Bay on January 7, 2006. It's a great front. "They didn't scare us". That performance helped lead the Bucs to an 11-5 record and the team's first playoff appearance since 2007.

"Nothing is given - you have to earn everything", Brady said. That's the boy. We've got faith in him. We'll get ready for whoever or opponent is going to be. The Football Team ran 601 passing plays with QB Alex Smith using many short passing routes to keep the chains moving and extend scoring drives.

The concern with Tampa Bay is that they mostly had no problems beating the feeble teams this year but they struggled when stepping up in competition. "His perspective was trash (like a lot of people I know personally) I was actually had a conversation with him about it on the phone", Smith wrote. "No matter what. I'm gonna always go to battle with my guys". Washington recovered the fumble at its 39-yard line trailing 18-10 in the third quarter.

Heinicke completed 26-of-44 passes for 306 yards with one touchdown and one interception and ran for 46 yards and one touchdown on six carries. The star wideout's status to play on Saturday was in question all week after he hyperextended his knee on Sunday. "He got hurt last week". I definitely felt like we had the group to go further than what we did.

It wasn't smooth sailing though. The touchdown pass in an National Football League playoff game made Brady (43 years, 159 days) to oldest accomplish the feat, eclipsing the previous mark held by Hall of Famer George Blanda (43 years, 108 days).

Even though Washington is the higher seed, nobody is expecting them to win this game. "I'm never going to apologize for winning, and next week's next week".

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It has not yet ceded first position in the Premier League, of its progress in the FA Cup or in the Champions League. Georginio Wijnaldum is eager to add the FA Cup to his list of Liverpool honours. "They were outstanding.

Fournette added 39 receiving yards and a three-yard touchdown run.

There were missed opportunities for the Bucs.

His insertion into the starting lineup ensures Tom Brady will have his favorite red-zone target. Godwin also had an uncharacteristic three drops.

An 11-yard touchdown reception by Steven Sims Jr. was answered by Succop's fourth field goal, a 37-yarder, to give Tampa Bay a 31-23 lead with 2:49 to play. He was 11 of 27 for 174 yards.

"We hit some big plays, made some chunks", Brady said. "I got cut and now I am back in the playoffs", Fournette said. They take care of the ball and are actually able to move the ball through the air on offense.

"I think it was really just a stinger. But at the end of the day, it comes down to points, and we've gotta do a better job scoring more points - and we'll work on that next week".

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