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Kicker Evan McPherson, the unsung hero of the Bengals

Munich / Cincinnati - There are only four seconds left in the divisional round playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals, the time is 16:16.After the Bengals defense intercepted a pass from Ryan Tannehill in the final minute, quarterback Joe Burrow and receiver Ja'Marr Chase put their team within field goal range with a superb pass to the touchline.The pressure was now on kicker Evan McPherson to put the ball between the posts to the roar of Titans fans in Nashville and the eyes of tens of millions of viewers around the world.No doubts about "Money Mac"And that's exactly what McPherson did. No one on his team had any doubts that he would send the Bengals a round further. Immediately after the game, Burrow said on "CBS": "The guy is incredible, he has ice in ...
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Despite victory: Andy Reid wants to change the overtime rule

Munich/Kansas City - It was one of the most spectacular games of the recent past: In a genuine crime thriller, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills in a wild exchange of blows in the end 42:36 after overtime (HERE you can see the spectacle in full length).The victory was made possible by the NFL's overtime rules. The team that scores a touchdown first wins the game. The team that wins the coin toss and starts offensive has the advantage of being able to finish the game without the opponent being able to reply.Andy Reid wants to have the rule changed despite the winEven though the Chiefs had the overtime advantage, Andy Reid wished the Buffalo Bills could have answered, "To be fair, both offense and defense should play once," said the Chiefs' longtime head coach at "NBC"."...
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Rob Gronkowski also leaves the farewell open

Munich/Tampa Bay – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could lose not only Tom Brady but also tight end Rob Gronkowski after this season.The day after the Bucs' dramatic playoff exit in the divisional round against the Los Angeles Rams, Gronkowski revealed his whereabouts at a press conference."I will do what is best for me in the world of football. That will be a decision based on how I see things in a few weeks," Gronkowski said. One day after such an emotional end of the season, the 32-year-old said he couldn't make a decision.Gronk whereabouts an option even without BradyESPN previously reported that 44-year-old Tom Brady could end his career. At the Buccaneers, the topic has been present for several days. Brady himself left his decision open immediately after the game: "I haven't thought a...
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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers face an uncertain future

Munich – As part of the Divisional Round last weekend, a real era came to an end in the NFL. For the first time since the 2009/2010 season, neither Tom Brady nor Aaron Rodgers are in one of the two championship games. While Brady lost to the Los Angeles Rams with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers failed to the San Francisco 49ers. Since both quarterbacks have publicly philosophized about a premature end to their careers in the past, many fans are wondering whether this time has come. Nor was the future of the two superstars so uncertain. ran shows the initial situation and the different possibilities: Tom Brady: Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Nothing?After the Rams defeat, Tom Brady didn't want to talk too much about his future: "I haven't thought about it yet. I'l...
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Matthew Stafford as a born playoff machine

Munich – The Los Angeles Rams gave the party crasher in the 30:27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and prevented Tom Brady and Co. from the next historic catch-up race.Halfway through the third quarter, the Rams were already leading 27-3 and looked like the clear winner for a long time. Due to fumble problems, however, they almost gave up the victory they thought was certain. The Buccaneers then fought back and equalized 42 seconds before the end of the game - it smelled like overtime in Tampa. Now Matthew Stafford's hour should come. Despite the vociferous fans against him and the constant pressure on his face from the defense, he put his team within field goal range with two outstanding passes to wide receiver Cooper Kupp. At the end of the season, kicker Matt Gay finally decided...
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Tom Brady and the possible end of his career: A question of doubt

Munich – The question of all questions was a few minutes later. The answer was as expected as it was unsatisfactory.When Tom Brady was asked about his future at the press conference after the playoff exit, he reacted relatively soberly: "I haven't thought about it much yet. We'll see where we stand from day to day." In his mind it was always about winning the next game.Despite a strong comeback, the Buccaneers failAt 27:30 his Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Los Angeles Rams did not succeed. Despite another brilliant comeback that turned a 3:27 into a 27:27 shortly before the end.Ultimately, not enough to be victorious that day and to follow last year's Super Bowl triumph with another deep playoff run.Brady has one year left on contractThe Brady-"Bucs" liaison could end with a last-...
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The referee comments on the controversial call

Munich/Tampa Bay - The narrative that superstars like Tom Brady are favored by the referees was put to the test in the playoff duel between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams. After a hard hit from linebacker Von Miller, who caught Brady on the chin with his helmet and caused the seven-time Super Bowl champion to bleed, the Buccaneers quarterback and the umpires had a heated argument. Tom Brady insults referee Miller certainly shouldn't have complained about a roughing the passer call since Brady clearly threw the ball away beforehand. The 44-year-old reacted correspondingly angry when he got up again with a bleeding lip and saw no yellow flag on the ground.As can be seen in the repetition of the scene, he stormed towards the referee crew with a red face and let his disp...
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NFL: the Chiefs win a crazy game

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills fought an epic duel that ended in a 42-36 overtime victory for Patrick Mahomes and his crew on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. • Read also: NFL: The Rams have been very hot The final moments of the fourth quarter of this conference semi-final game were nothing short of spectacular, as 25 points were scored in the final two minutes of regulation time. The Bills first gave themselves a three-point priority when quarterback Josh Allen found Gabriel Davis in the pay zone. Just five plays later, Tyreek Hill scored a 64-yard major to put the Chiefs back in front. Allen and Davis then did it again, with just 13 seconds left in the final quarter. It was the fourth time the pair had teamed up to sc...
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NFL: The Rams have been very hot

Trailing 27-3 after two quarters, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers found a way to tie the game with 42 seconds left. The Los Angeles Rams, however, saved themselves with a 30-27 win Sunday in a conference semifinal matchup at Raymond James Stadium. After Ryan Succop's second placement of the match, the attack of the Bucs first scored his first touchdown of the game late in the third quarter, when Leonard Fournette found the pay zone with the ball in hand. The fourth quarter then saw a series of turnovers and a missed field goal that benefited the defending Super Bowl champions. With just over three minutes left in regulation, Brady found Mike Evans on 55 yards to close the gap to just seven points. Back on offense, the Rams saw wide re...
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NFL playoffs | Brady’s future, spectacular endings and a memorable weekend

After games with incredible scenarios, the Los Angeles Rams qualified for the conference finals by beating Tom Brady's Buccaneers (30-27), just like the Kansas City Chiefs, winners after overtime over the Bills of Buffalo (42-36), Sunday, in the NFL. Updated yesterday at 11:36 p.m. Miguel Bujold The PressFour matches, four matches decided on the very last play!It's safe to say that the second weekend of the playoffs was one of the most breathtaking in NFL history. If the t...