A nail-biter down to the waning seconds of the game, Logan Ryan, former cornerback for the New England Patriots, picks off a tipped ball and returns it for the game-sealing touchdown.
The Patriots played the Tennessee Titans, coached by Mike Vrabel, who spent the majority of his career as a linebacker on the Pats. It was the first time the Patriots had to play in the Wild Card round since 2009 because of a Week 17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
The Patriots have won the Super Bowl three of the last five years, losing the Super Bowl once in the past five years. It will be refreshing to see a new team representing the AFC this season.
The loss also further clouds the future of Tom Brady’s career as he will be an unrestricted free agent this season for the first time in his career. Now that the Patriots have been eliminated he is free to sign with any team in the NFL.
Tonight, everyone is a Titans fan!