Brady, Buccaneers end playoffs for Saints, Brees

Tampa Bay advances to NFC Championship after beating New Orleans 30-20
Drew Brees and Tom Brady meet after playoff game, Jan. 17, 2021
Posted at 10:42 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 22:42:54-05

NEW ORLEANS — Tom Brady's best game in three tries against New Orleans has the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs and Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home -- perhaps for good.

Brady and the Bucs' offense turned three of the Saints' four turnovers, which included three Brees interceptions, into touchdowns, and Tampa Bay beat New Orleans 30-20 in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Two touchdowns came on short passes to Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette.

Brady also scored on a 1-yard run.

The Bucs advanced to the NFC Championship game in Green Bay.