Drew Brees’ dismal performance ends Saints’ season, begins wait on QB’s decision on future

In what was potentially Drew Brees’ final NFL game, Father Time arrived.

Brees’ Saints fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-20, in the Divisional Round on Sunday in New Orleans, ending a season some envisioned would culminate with Brees and Co. in the Super Bowl three weeks short of that destination.

In a matchup of two future Hall of Famers, Brees looked little like the legendary passer of old and instead just old, completing 19-of-34 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. His 38.1 passer rating told the tale of what hundreds of thousands of eyes had already seen: Brees’ age finally showed in a pivotal contest.

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