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At 43, Tom Brady made history once again and will play his 10th Super Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of Tom Brady defeated in the afternoon argentina from this Sunday at Green Bay Packers by 31 to 26 and became the first team in the history of the American football league of U.S (NFL) who will play on his own court on Super Bowl.

To their 43 years, Brady also qualified for his final tenth personal and expanded his legend with a spectacular performance in the final of the National Conference at Lambeau Field of the Packers led by Aaron Rodgers.

After achieving a record of six titles of the NFL with New England Patriots, Brady, who left the team starting this season, led Tampa (Florida state franchise) and the Buccaneers back to one of the most recognized finals in the world, after what is the team’s only win so far, in 2002.

His rival in the Super Bowl, which will be played February 7 in Tampa, he will be the winner of the American Conference final that was also played this Sunday: Kansas City Chiefs, which led by his great figure, Patrick Mahomes, beat Buffalo Bills. A spectacular quarterback duel is coming.

The Brady factor is so decisive that it could not only equalize, but turn in its favor what in any other context would have been a broad favoritism for Green Bay.

It is that the Packers, in addition to having Rodgers (another of the great quarterbacks of all time and who won the award for Most valuable Player of the current campaign) had been the best team in the conference.

They won 13 of their 16 regular season games and 7 of their 8 at home, the same condition in which they played the duel against the Buccaneers with the support of even 6,000 people in this framework of reduced attendance due to the COVID pandemic -19.

Interestingly, Brady and Rodgers had never met in the playoffs.

“Today was a great effort by the whole team. We had to fight a lot but the defense played a tremendous game,” Brady acknowledged. “We are ready to play against anyone,” he added.

The mythical quarterback was the first to hit in the game with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Mike Evans after four minutes of play.

Brady celebrates. A regular postcard in the NFL. AFP photo

Los Packers they tied at the start of the second quarter with a fabulous 50-yard Rodgers service for the run down the right lane from receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Despite this, Bucs They weren’t intimidated by the power of the Packers’ receivers and moved on again in a sequence in which Brady connected first with Chris Godwin for a 52-yard run and later releasing the lead to Leonard Fournette.

The runner took the ball, dodged several blocks and performed a spectacular turn on himself to complete 20 yards to the touchdown.

Before the break came one of the key plays of the game, when the Tampa defense got a loss from Rodgers with 28 seconds left in the second quarter.

With only 8 seconds left to play, Brady bet on a risky 39-yard pass for Scotty Miller’s run that shocked the Packers’ rear. Miller outspeed Kevin King and increased Tampa’s lead to 21-10.

Back from the locker room, the Packers suffered another loss at the hands of Aaron Jones and the Bucs they were punished with a new touchdown through a Brady pass to Cameron Brate in the end zone.

With the 28-10 in favor, the Buccaneers already caressed the end but the packers, seeing themselves against the ropes, they reacted with two quick touchdowns in the third quarter, the first from Robert Tonyan on an eight-yard serve by Rodgers.

With seconds remaining in the third quarter, Rodgers hit his third touchdown pass for his preferred partner, Davante Adams.

With the Packers tightening, in the fourth quarter they came brady’s worst moments. One of his passes slipped out of Mike Evans’ grasp and he subsequently risked another long throw back to Evans that was caught by cornerback Jaire Alexander on Brady’s third interception of the game.

But Aaron Rodgers wasn’t inspired either. And, following Ryan Succop’s 46-yard field goal for Tampa, the Packers quarterback blew two good opportunities on missed passes to Adams.

Instead of looking for the touchdown, Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided that Mason Crosby would cut the distance with a field goal to 31-26 with two minutes left. But brady managed time perfectly and he ran out the timer without giving the Packers a last chance for the comeback.

The victory legitimizes Brady’s contested decision to leave the Patriots’ six-title dynasty (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017 and 2019) to move to the modest Buccaneers, who had not made the playoffs for 13 years.

The Californian is also the first quarterback to reach the Super Bowl in three different decades and the fourth to lead two different franchises to the NFL final.

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