The Saints would end up going to the NFC Championship Game after a Divisional Round win over the Eagles — the second playoff win in team history. Brees did all he could in a 39-14 losing effort, throwing the ball a ridiculous 49 times. The Saints lost the turnover battle 4-0, a deficit they simply overcome, but the message were clear: These weren’t the same Saints.
Then there’s Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson, a couple of late-round draft picks roughly half the age of the 43-year-old quarterback. Johnson’s acrobatic 15-yard catch on third-and-11 and Miller’s 29-yard reception on third-and-5 helped Brady position the Bucs for a fourth-quarter field goal that put Tampa Bay ahead for good in last week’s 30-20 divisional-round win over the New Orleans Saints.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire after playing one year in Indianapolis.