Tom Brady did it once more to the Atlanta Falcons.
This time, he didn’t even want additional time.
Rallying Tampa Bay from a pair of 17-point deficits, Brady recreated his Tremendous Bowl miracle by main the Buccaneers on 5 straight scoring drives within the second half Sunday for a 31-27 victory over the shocked Falcons.
The stakes weren’t almost as excessive and the deficit wasn’t fairly as daunting, however Brady’s newest blow to Atlanta took the Bucs (9-5) to the brink of their first playoff berth since 2007.
It positive didn’t look that method when Atlanta raced to 17-0 by halftime, or when the Falcons (4-10) restored their margin to 24-7 after Brady lastly guided the Bucs to a landing on the primary possession of the second half.
Seems, the 43-year-old was simply getting warmed up.
He definitely had loads of expertise to fall again on when it got here to breaking Atlanta’s coronary heart.
Within the 2017 Tremendous Bowl, Brady famously led the best comeback in championship sport historical past, rallying New England from a 28-3 deficit late within the third quarter to a 34-28 additional time victory that secured his fifth of six titles with the Patriots.
Now, it appears like he’ll get a shot at one other along with his new crew. The Bucs are on the cusp of wrapping up a wild-card berth, which is simply what Brady had in thoughts when he left snowy Massachusetts for sunny Florida.
Brady capped his newest rally with a 46-yard landing go to Antonio Brown with 6:19 remaining. The league’s oldest participant completed 31 of 45 for 390 yards and two TDs.
Tampa Bay scored on 5 straight possessions after halftime 4 touchdowns and a subject purpose.
Seattle Seahawks 20-15 Washington Soccer Staff
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks constructed an enormous lead, and Seattle’s out of the blue opportunistic protection held on Sunday to beat Washington 20-15 and clinch a playoff spot.
Wilson threw for a landing, Carlos Hyde ran 50 yards for a rating, and the Seahawks (10-4) picked off Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins twice. Shaquill Griffin and DJ Reed every had an interception because the league’s worst passing protection performed sturdy till the fourth quarter.
After a Haskins-led comeback from a 20-3 deficit fell brief, Washington (6-8) had their successful streak snapped at 4 with Alex Smith out due to a calf damage. Haskins completed 38 of 55 for 295 yards, a TD go and the 2 interceptions.
Wilson threw for 121 yards and a 10-yard TD go to Jacob Hollister and ran for 52 on six carries. Hyde’s 50-yard TD run was Seattle’s longest dashing play of the season.
New England Patriots 12-22 Miami Dolphins
Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns because the host Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots 22-12 on Sunday.
Tagovailoa handed for 145 yards (one interception), preserving Miami (9-5) on observe for its first playoff berth since 2016. The Dolphins are assured to make the playoffs with wins of their remaining two regular-season video games.
New England (6-8) was led by Nick People, who made 4 subject objectives. Quarterback Cam Newton handed for 209 yards.
Nevertheless, the Patriots had their streak of 19 consecutive successful seasons snapped.
As well as, the Patriots misplaced cornerback Stephon Gilmore – the NFL’s reigning Defensive Participant of the Yr -to a knee damage within the second quarter; he didn’t return.
Houston Texans 20-27 Indianapolis Colts
Zach Pascal scored his second landing with lower than two minutes to play and the Indianapolis Colts saved tempo atop the AFC South with a 27-20 win over the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Colts (10-4) stayed tied atop the division with the Tennessee Titans by delivering within the clutch after the Texans (4-10) knotted the rating at 20-all with Keke Coutee’s nine-yard landing reception with 7:25 to play.
Pascal capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive along with his five-yard scoring seize with 1:47 left, however the essential play got here when Philip Rivers discovered TY Hilton for a 41-yard acquire to the Houston three-yard line.
Pascal totaled 5 receptions for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Rivers handed for 228 yards.
Detroit Lions 46-25 Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill handed for 3 touchdowns and rushed for 2 extra and the Tennessee Titans overwhelmed the Detroit Lions 46-25 in Nashville on Sunday.
Tannehill accomplished 21 of 27 passes for 273 yards and rushed for 21 yards on three carries. Derrick Henry rushed for 147 yards and one rating on 24 carries because the Titans (10-4) remained tied for first within the AFC South Division with Indianapolis. Corey Davis caught 4 passes for 110 yards and a landing.
D’Andre Swift rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, and Matthew Stafford handed for 252 yards and a landing for the Lions (5-9). Marvin Jones III caught 10 passes for 112 yards and a landing.
Jacksonville Jaguars 14-40 Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens had little bother transferring one step nearer to incomes their third straight journey to the playoffs with a dominating 40-14 house victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.
The Ravens (9-5) by no means trailed towards the Jaguars (1-13), whose longest shedding streak in franchise historical past continued towards Baltimore, which received its third straight sport.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson handed for 243 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 35 yards and one other rating. JK Dobbins completed with 14 carries for 64 yards and a landing, which marked his franchise-record fourth straight sport through which he discovered the tip zone.
Chicago Bears 33-27 Minnesota Vikings
David Montgomery rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns and Mitchell Trubisky had a passing landing and 236 yards of offense because the visiting Chicago Bears saved their NFC playoff hopes alive with a 33-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings 33-27 on Sunday afternoon.
Chicago (7-7) received for the second straight week on the heels of a six-game skid to drag inside one half-game of the Arizona Cardinals for the ultimate NFC wild card spot. The Vikings, who rallied after beginning the season 1-5, fell to 6-8 as their playoff aspirations took a large hit with two weeks left within the common season.
Minnesota, trailing 30-27, had a chance to capitalize on Cameron Dantzler’s interception of Trubisky ultimately zone with 2:57 to go however turned the ball over on downs.
San Francisco 49ers 33-41 Dallas Cowboys
Andy Dalton handed for 209 yards and two touchdowns and the Dallas Cowboys scored 24 factors off turnovers in a 41-33 victory Sunday towards the San Francisco 49ers in Arlington, Texas.
The Cowboys (5-9) received back-to-back video games for the primary time this 12 months. The 49ers (5-9) dedicated 4 turnovers and have misplaced three straight video games and 6 of their final seven.
Nick Mullens accomplished 21 of 36 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns for San Francisco however threw two pricey interceptions within the fourth quarter.
Donovan Wilson intercepted the primary one, organising a 46-yard Greg Zuerlein subject purpose that put Dallas up 27-24 with 10:12 to play.
Two performs after Anthony Brown registered the second decide, Tony Pollard broke off a 40-yard landing run for a 34-24 lead with 2:27 remaining.