Drew Brees against Tom Brady in the division round: “I guess it was inevitable”

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Drew Brees and Tom Brady will face off for the third time this season on Sunday and it will be for the right to play in the conference championship game.

The New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took out the Washington football team in their clashes. Sunday will mark the first time that two teams have met in a playoff game and both starting quarterbacks are at least 40 years old.

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Brees was questioned after the win over Brady.

“Yeah, (I) don’t take it for granted. I very much appreciate this opportunity. And listen, the minute he signed with the Bucs and walked into the division, you felt like it was going to be a team to play against, it was going to be a team that had playoff aspirations and beyond. , just like us. So I guess it was inevitable, ”Brees said.

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Brees was 28 for 39 with 265 passing yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Bears.

The veteran quarterback could play the final games of his NFL career. He is expected to retire after the team’s run in the playoffs ends, ESPN reported earlier this month.

Brees signed a future broadcast deal with NBC in the spring of last year and has played a lot this season, including with 11 cracked ribs.

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“They thought that last year and he surprised them in March when he decided to come back. This time he signed a contract with NBC. This time he’s a year older. This time he played through all 11 fractured ribs, it has been a tough physical season and I think most people still believe this will be the last season for Drew Brees in New Orleans and in the NFL before. to turn to the broadcast booth, ”ESPN’s Adam Schefter said ahead of Week 17. The games have started.



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