Titans vs. Patriots wild card game thread SB Nation

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He finished his answer with the salient, "I don't know what the future looks like, so I'm not going to predict it". He said there is no one who has had a better career than he has because he did it with them.

Derrick Henry ensured that with the kind of dominating playoff performance usually reserved for Tom Brady and the Patriots.

National Football League rushing leader Derrick Henry ran 34 times for 182 yards and a touchdown on his 26th birthday and former Patriot Logan Ryan returned an interception of Brady nine yards for a touchdown with nine seconds remaining for the final points to seal New England's fate.

Henry was a force from the very beginning, with 49 rushing yards on the team's opening possession alone.

Brady, who is aged 42 and out of contract at the end of the season amid uncertainty over his future, was 20 of 37 for 209 yards and an interception.

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Since Brady is a free agent after the season for the first time in his career, and the Patriots can not assign him the franchise tag, it sets up a scenario that has never been in play during Brady's 20-year career: the possibility this was his final game with the franchise.

Tennessee advanced to a Divisional Round against the No 1 seed Baltimore Ravens next week.

Henry scored a touchdown with under one minute left in the first half. Given three chances to punch it in from the 1- or 2-yard line, the Pats came up short and settled for a field goal.

Henry's 204 yards from scrimmage were the most given up by the Patriots to one player in their 41 playoff games under coach Bill Belichick. "I wish it'd have been a 99-yard touchdown, but it wasn't". Quarterback Ryan Tannehill found Firkser open in the end zone for a 12-yard score to give Tennessee a 7-3 lead. The Patriots' nine Super Bowl appearances have occurred after they had earned a bye week.

When asked about the makeup of the Patriots' roster, and how the offense failed to perform in the final two losses to the Dolphins and Titans, Belichick defended the makeup of the team and had few regrets about its performance.

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