Tom Brady Responds To Retirement Talk After New England Patriots' Playoff Defeat

Tom Brady Responds To Retirement Talk After New England Patriots' Playoff Defeat

Tom Brady Responds To Retirement Talk After New England Patriots' Playoff Defeat

Tom Brady says it is "pretty unlikely" he will call time on his gilded National Football League career despite the New England Patriots suffering defeat to the Tennessee Titans in their wild-card round AFC playoff on Saturday night.

Given that he had won six Super Bowls in his 20 years with the Patriots and given age, Brady's future was impossible to ignore as his team started the post-season on wild-card weekend for the first time since 2009. No-one needs to make choices at this point.

A six-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Most Valuable Player of the NFL title game and three-time victor of the league MVP, Brady is not under contract for next season. I love playing football, love playing for this team. "I wish we did a lot of things better over the course of the season, but we just didn't get the job done".

He finished the game with 34 carries for 182 yards and a touchdown, also reeling in a reception for 22 yards against the NFL's best defense.

The Titans came in with a fairly one-dimensional game plan, albeit a smart one.

In the final 35 seconds of the half, the Patriots would attempt to move the ball up the field, but the drive would stall at their own 48-yard line. So during the bye week, they turned their attention to the Titans - the only team in the AFC playoffs the Ravens haven't seen. He set an early tone by rushing for 49 of the Titans' 75 yards on their opening touchdown drive.

In Tennessee's previous playoff game, New England limited Henry to 28 yards on 12 rushing attempts and 21 yards on three receptions in a 35-14 victory on January 13, 2017.

MORE: Where will Tom Brady play in 2020? But the Titans stuffed them three times (Sony Michel twice, Rex Burkhead once) making Nick Folk's 21-yard field goal that made it 13-7, more of a consolation prize with 2:16 left. Meanwhile Ryan Tannehill completed 8/15 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Titans lost to the Ravens in the Divisional Round in 2000 and 2008, but beat Baltimore in the Wild Card Round in 2003.

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