This weekend brings the NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here’s how to stream the New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers for free.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5) defeated the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card Round and now will square off with the New Orleans Saints (2) in the divisional round.
The Saints open the week as a 3.5-point favorite after beating Tampa Bay in both regular season encounters. And both games truly were beatdowns. The Saints have outscored the Bucs by 46 points in 2020.
But, to be fair to Tampa Bay, the two teams haven’t played since November 8. Since then, they’ve added Antonio Brown and turned to Leonard Fournette as the lead back. In short, the Bucs are a different team.
Both teams are stout defensively, but there are a number of questions surrounding the arm of Saints QB Drew Brees. Can he still make the throws necessary to stretch the field? There was a time earlier this season when pundits were asking the same of Tom Brady, but Brady has silenced the doubters down the stretch.
Brady has thrown for 300+ yards in six out of his last eight games, with 22 touchdowns over that span.
Meanwhile, Brees has thrown for 300+ yards just three times this season. Not to say that he needs to for New Orleans to win games, but his performances have fueled the doubters.
New Orleans may just be the best team in the NFC, but they also have a history of wild playoff losses. The Beast Quake game, the Minneapolis Miracle, the No PI Call game, Kyle Rudolph’s potential push off.
At this point, they’ve done everything other than find a witch doctor to reverse this Louisiana swamp voodoo.
How To Stream Saints vs Buccaneers
When: Sunday, January 17
Time: 6:40PM ET
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