Tom Brady celebrating a TD Sunday against the Saints.

Tom Brady is heading to his 14th NFL championship game, but his first in the NFC. Brady played in 13 AFC title games during his 2000-2019 career with the New England Patriots, winning nine. And now he’s led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFC title game thanks to a 30-20 win over the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round Sunday night.

In that victory, the 43-year-old Brady completed 18 of 33 passes (54.5 percent) for 199 yards and two touchdowns without any interceptions. And while those totals weren’t all that impressive, he certainly outdueled 42-year-old Saints’ QB Drew Brees, who completed 19 of 34 passes (55.9 percent) for 134 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions (one seen here). New Orleans’ most impressive throw of the day came from backup Jameis Winston on a trick play. Here are the touchdown passes Brady threw (he also ran for a touchdown on a quarterback sneak):

We’ll see how Brady and the Buccaneers (who also got 63 rushing yards on 17 carries from Leonard Fournette and 62 on 13 carries from Ronald Jones) do against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers next week (3:05 p.m. Eastern on Fox).There,  Brady will have a chance to post his 10th conference championship win, and his first in the NFC.

[ from Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports]

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