'Hopefully unlikely' - Tom Brady optimistic on Patriots stay after Titans loss

Monday, 06 Jan, 2020

Derrick Henry carried 34 times, rushed for a franchise playoff-record 182 yards and scored a touchdown to lead the sixth-seeded Titans' attack against the third-seeded Patriots. "We just didn't execute to the best of our abilities at times". Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath and Brett Favre all played their final games away from the teams they became legends for. Playing for Mr. Kraft all these years, and for coach Belichick, there's nobody who's had a better career than me, just being with them.

The contract of six-time champion Brady has risen and the 42-year-old quarterback could very well go elsewhere, including retirement. I don't know what the future holds and the great part is for me, football at this point is all borrowed time... Although he has said he wants to play until he is 45, he is coming off perhaps the worst (non-injury) season of his career. "I'm sure there are a lot of questions about the future. That's what I'm going to do this weekend as well".

The Titans return to action on Saturday when they face the Ravens in Baltimore. Both hosts had farewell rounds.

In Houston, the Texans beat the Buffalo Bills 22-19 in a game that went to overtime. A 29-yard screen pass to James White set up Nick Folk's 36-yard field goal, but Tennessee answered with a 75-yard march built around Henry.

The Patriots, though, regained the advantage via a five-yard rush from Julian Edelman to ease some of the tension in Foxborough, where another Folk field goal put New England 13-7 ahead.

Ever since Ryan Tannehill took over the starting quarterback duties for the Tennessee Titans, the offense hasn't been the same.

Cornerback Logan Ryan intercepted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and returned it for a touchdown with nine seconds for Tennessee, setting the stage for the win.

When the eerie Foxborough fog lifted, it became clear that New England's reign atop the National Football League was ending.

"Will, guts, grit - everything". "I'm just pretty focused on what to do".

"Man, just never quit. honestly". "I am excited for the Titans, and happy I could contribute". It's do or die right now. It's something that I've tried to do before and it didn't work. I know he wants to play.

"I gave a quick speech", Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.

"We're less than 12 hours from the end of the game", he said.

Brown caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in his lone appearance for the Patriots against the Miami Dolphins. Tannehill completed 68 percent of his passes for 1,322 yards and 12 touchdowns to two picks.

Watson threw and ran for 2-point conversions after each touchdown and Houston led until Hauschka forced overtime. "We'll need everybody available that we can have moving toward Saturday night".

Kaepernick's tweets came a day after the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, although they did not specifically reference the Baghdad drone strike ordered by US President Donald Trump.