2019 NFL Playoffs

BSJ Game Report: Titans 20, Patriots 13 – New England goes out with a whimper against upstart Tennessee

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

FOXBOROUGH — Everything you need to know from the Patriots’ season-ending loss to the Titans in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis:

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Brady ends season with a loss, says he's not retiring: Tom Brady, one of the greatest winners in professional sports history with six Super Bowl titles and three league MVP awards during a 20-year career, threw a pick-six on his final pass as the Patriots fell, 20-13, to the Tennessee Titans in an AFC wild-card game at Gillette Stadium. For the first time in his career, Brady will be a free agent and could have played his last game for the Patriots.

“I love the Patriots, it’s the greatest organization and playing for Mr. (Robert) Kraft all these years and for Coach (Bill) Belichick, there’s nobody who has had a better career, I would say, than me, just being with them,” Brady said. “I’m blessed, I don’t know what the future looks like; I’m not going to predict it. Wish we would have won tonight and wish we did a lot of things better over the course of the season, but we just didn’t get the job done.”

Brady, who finished 20 of 37 for 209 yards and didn’t throw a touchdown, indicated that retirement at age 42 is not something that’s on his mind.

“I would say it’s pretty unlikely … I’d say it’s unlikely,” Brady said.

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