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Houston (United States) (AFP)
New England, defending champion, was eradicated (20-13) on Saturday within the first spherical of the play-offs by the Tennessee Titans, a bitter failure that would precede the top of the Tom Brady period for the Patriots, and even its profession at 42.
Earlier within the day, the Houston Texans have been the primary to qualify for the second spherical, beating the Buffalo Payments after additional time (22-19).
Within the semifinals of the American convention, Tennessee may have the robust activity of dealing with the Baltimore Ravens, greatest workforce of the common season and exempted on this first spherical title. Houston may also have a tough time dealing with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, additionally exempted for having completed with the second greatest file.
The Titans didn’t steal their victory, constructed with a landing to Derrick Henry's run on his 26th birthday, and sealed as an emblem by one other landing from former Patriot Logan Ryan, who intercepted a cross Brady's 9 seconds earlier than the top.
The latter by no means managed to information the “Pats” throughout a second interval when the opposing protection, led by Mike Vrabel, who was 3 times titled as a participant with … New England, nearly at all times learn completely his decisions.
– What about Brady's future? –
The large query now could be what choice will Brady make for the remainder of his profession. A free agent on the finish of this season, the six-time winner of the Tremendous Bowl can select to proceed with New England, but in addition to alter golf equipment or else to retire.
In Houston, the emotion was very sturdy too, however extra joyful after the qualification of the Texans, nevertheless led 16-Zero, earlier than reversing the state of affairs and beating Buffalo.
On the finish of the suspense, in a match lengthy promised to the Payments, Houston may depend on the boot of Ka'imi Fairbairn to remodel a final try on the foot through the extra time.
Beforehand, the strongman had been quarterback Deshaun Watson, who registered a run landing and threw a help for an additional Carlos Hyde landing, tracing the sixteen-point deficit they nonetheless had at the beginning of the sport. third quarter.
“It's to dwell these moments, these feelings, that we struggle to come back again, with all these guys on the workforce. All that this workforce wants is a bit spark, it's all that it wants when his quarterback is named Deshaun Watson, “reacted Texans defender JJ Watt.
Sunday, two different matches of the primary spherical are on this system: New Orleans faces Minnesota and Philadelphia performs in opposition to Seattle.
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