Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, starting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be different.
Here is a look at their Week 1 opponent.
2019 Season In Review
In week 5 and week 11 of the 2019 season, the Saints faced off against the Buccaneers. New Orleans handily won both games 31-24 and 34-17. They made up the fourth and eighth wins of the season for the team.
The team ran the tables on most of the NFC East last season. They lost only one divisional game that was against the Atlanta Falcons. Looking back, it was an enjoyable season to be a New Orleans fan.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
The offseason was a dark horse for the NFC East. In a division where the Saints were king, the Buccaneers added not one but two future Hall-of-Famers in ex-Patriots duo Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in the hottest news of the offseason.
The Saints on the other hand had a pretty mediocre offseason, but they did fix the wholes that needed fixing. They added Emmanuel Sanders to fill the hole in the receiving core. They also added ex-Buccaneer Jameis Winston to be their backup quarterback.
2020 Matchup Preview
Going into 2020, the matchup between New Orleans and Tampa Bay is the most anticipated matchup in the NFC East. Two Hall-of-Famers will be facing off twice. Once to open the season in New Orleans, and then they will play again in Week 9 in Tampa Bay.
2020 Gameday Projection
I have a feeling that the Saints and Buccaneers will split this season based on home-field advantage. The Saints will win in Week 1 while the Bucs are still figuring things out, and Tampa Bay will edge out New Orleans in Florida in Week 9.