Is this the end of an era? That will be the question in the coming weeks (and perhaps months) after the New England Patriots lost 20-13 at home to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Wild Card round on Saturday.

It’s very possible this was Tom Brady’s last game in the NFL (or maybe just with the Patriots- he’s an unrestricted free agent). And if so, it would be a rough way to go out. Brady — who turns 43 in August — had a 59.4 passer rating on the day, and threw a pick-six on his final pass (though it was largely meaningless, and may have actually boosted the Patriots’ chances in the moment).

Then again, Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill looked even worse, completing 8-of-15 passes for 72 yards (4.8 AVG), one touchdown, and one interception. But Tannehill was fortuante to have a ridiculous running back on his side.

Derrick Henry followed up his remarkable NFL rushing title-clinching performance in Week 17 with another incredible effort to lead the Titans to a playoff victory. Henry had 34 carries for 182 yards and one touchdown, and added one reception for 22 yards.

That’s a pretty nice way for Henry to celebrate his birthday.

Next week gets much more difficult for the Titans, with a road game against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens in Baltimore. The Ravens open as 8.5-point favorites.

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