When Tom Brady came to the NFC South, Saints’ Drew Brees was going to be one of the best two games of the season. Who will come out the winner in the third?
The New Orleans Saints are preparing as we speak to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the third time this season. The first two times bode well for the Saints and Drew Brees and not so well for Tampa Bay. Now, the third is upon us.
During this offseason, Tom Brady made the unthinkable decision to leave the New England Patriots and make his way to the NFC South. Now, the division had two future Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks that would square off twice.
The battle between the two was very anticipated. Brees ended up wiping the floor with the Buccaneers and Tom Brady both of the times that they played this year. Combined between the two games, Brady had 448 passing yards, two touchdowns, and five interceptions.
On the other side, Drew Brees had 382 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Looking at the stats, it isn’t even a competition between the two as to who won. Brees had six touchdowns and zero interception to Brady’s two touchdowns and five interceptions.
As we know, though, every game is different. The Buccaneers and Brady have definitely been playing the best football they have played all season right now. They are coming fresh off of destroying the Washington Football Team.
That was on the back of almost 400 yards and two touchdowns. Brady with Fournette, Brown, Godwin, Gronkowski, and Evans is definitely one of the most potent offenses in the NFL, but so is the Saints’ defense.
The biggest difference is Brees is facing a mediocre defense and Brady is playing elite defense. Because of this, I think that Brees will come out with the better statistics and the win in this playoff game against the Buccaneers.