Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a very pedestrian night on the pitch. He played only 209 yards and failed to score a touchdown pass. His final play of the game was an interception returned for a touchdown by the Titan defender Logan Ryan to seal Tennessee's victory.
Titans' running back Derrick Henry, the NFL's top runner this season, ran 182 yards and marked a touchdown in the game. Henry's 182 yards marked the highest total allowed by the Patriots throughout the season.
All eyes now turn to Tom Brady's future. Brady, who will turn 43 before the start of the 2020 season, will become a free agent at the end of the NFL league year on March 18. Few quarterbacks played in the NFL at Brady's age and even fewer played effectively.
After the game Tom Brady said, "I don't know what the future looks like and I won't predict it." When asked if he could possibly retire, Brady replied, "I'd say it's rather unlikely, I hope unlikely."
When asked about bringing Brady back for another season, Patriots coach Bill Belichick postponed, saying, "We just finished the game. We're focused on that game, okay."
Earlier in the day, the Houston Texans defeated Buffalo Bills 22-19 in overtime for another day's Wild Card game.
Tennessee Titans advance to face the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans will play Kansas City Chiefs in the upcoming AFC Divisional Round matches.