Tom Brady vs Drew Brees: Legendary quarterbacks set for Super Bowl showdown

Tom Brady

Tom Brady and Drew Brees will face-off on Sunday for a place in the Super Bowl (Pic: GETTY)

The NFL season has reached the Conference Final stage, effectively the semi-finals before the big showdown in Atlanta two weeks later.

And there is the very real chance that Brady, 41, and Brees, who turned 40 this week, will be facing off.

It would be a remarkable storyline in the careers of two remarkable players.

Brady has just led the New England Patriots to their eighth straight AFC championship game.

“I know everybody thinks we suck and we can’t win any games”

Tom Brady

But Brady insists his team start as underdogs at the Kansas City Chiefs.

Earlier in the season, New England beat KC 43-40 in one of the games of the season and Brady said: “I know everybody thinks we suck and we can’t win any games, so we’ll see. It’ll be fun.”

While Brady has an amazing five Super Bowls to his name Brees has just one, 10 years ago.

The Saints must see off the impressive LA Rams on Saturday in the NFC championship game but at least they have home field advantage.

The two teams

The two teams will also battle it out for the 2019 Lamar Hunt Trophy (Pic: GETTY)

And, just like Brady, Brees continues to impress his team mates by beating Father Time as well as opposition defences.

Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins said: “If I’d never known who he was and somebody told me he was 28 or 29, I’d believe them just by the way he goes about his business

“He’s a regular teammate. He’s not some diva about the way he does things. He’s just our quarterback.”

New England beat KC 43-40

New England beat KC 43-40 earlier in the season (Pic: GETTY)

The Rams are hitting peak form at the right time, however, after beating the Dallas Cowboys 30-22 last weekend.

And Ndamukong Su, a 32-year-old lineman whose controversial career looked to be fading before he was rescued by LA last summer, played like his old self.

Rams coach Sean McVay said: “He really came with a great focus and concentration this week, and I think it showed up with the way that he was able to play.”