Tom Brady, Bucs take advantage of Saints' mistakes to advance to NFC title game


Tom Brady and the Bucs are moving on.

While it certainly wasn't a vintage Brady playoff performance, he and the Buccaneers took full advantage of four Saints turnovers in the 30-20 win.

Brady finished the game 18-of-33 passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns to go along with a rushing touchdown.

Tampa Bay scored three touchdowns off turnovers, which was the deciding factor in the game as the Bucs did not commit any. Drew Brees committed three of the four. turnovers, as he threw for only 134 yards and had three interceptions in what could be his final career game.

It was a back-and-forth game where the score was tied at 13 at the half and then 20 late in the third quarter, but a Ryan Succop field goal and then a Brady 1-yard touchdown run following a Brees interception allowed the Bucs to pull away in the final quarter.

Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown were very quiet -- one catch apiece -- with Brown being limited with what appeared to be a leg injury suffered in the first half.

Tampa Bay will take on Green Bay on the road next Sunday with the winner going to the Super Bowl.