Twitter, the Chiefs and the 49ers were the Losers this Week

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Hunter De Siver

Phone buzzes on Jan. 23 at 8:36 a.m.: “Tom Brady will mull his future after the season concludes and take time before committing to return to football in 2022,” world-renowned ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted.

Phone buzzes on Jan. 29 at 1:29 p.m.: “Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 extraordinary seasons,” Schefter tweeted.

Phone buzzes on Jan. 29 at 3:00 p.m.: Tom Brady contacted Buccaneers GM Jason Licht and told him he has not yet made a final decision on retirement, disputing the ESPN report,” sports journalist Michael Silver tweeted.

From Friday afternoon until Sunday morning, the sports world was in limbo. Arguably the greatest sports figure of all time, seven-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady retired, according to someone who is somewhat considered to be the Tom Brady of the journalism field.

As of today, Tom Brady is still in the NFL, but is considering retiring as he has nothing else to prove.

Brady was first put into this position due to the Buccaneers loss against the Rams in the NFC divisional round.

The Rams went head-to-head with division rival, the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship on Sunday. After being down 17-7 in the fourth quarter, the undisputed best defender in the NFL fired up his teammates to make sure no more points were scored by the Niners for the remainder of the game.

Rams QB Matt Stafford spent his entire career with the Detroit Lions and never even got to come close to making the Super Bowl. This being his first year with the Rams, he knew he needed to make a comeback.

The Rams went up 20-17 with less than two minutes remaining. The defensive anchor and future first ballot hall of famer then pressured Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo to throw an interception, sealing a trip to the Super Bowl (which will actually be played in their home stadium).

The AFC Championship was even better. Down 21-3, Bengals QB Joe Burrow led a comeback for the ages. After taking a 24-21 lead with six minutes remaining, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes worked his magic and led the Chiefs to a game-tying field goal as time expired.

The Chiefs were in their home of Arrowhead Stadium for this week, as well as last Sunday’s all-time great game against the Bills. When the Chiefs won the coin toss, the stadium was unbelievably loud. The reason being if the Chiefs scored a touchdown, they’d go to the Super Bowl.

However, Mahomes was pressured throughout the drive and threw an interception. All of a sudden that eruption in Arrowhead was now silence.

It was Burrow’s turn. Through eight plays, the LSU alum successfully led the Bengals into field goal range. Rookie kicker Evan McPherson split it through the uprights to send the Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989.

The Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Los Angeles.

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