3 Saints that must play out of their minds in order to beat Bucs

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The New Orleans Saints didn’t have a great game against the Chicago Bears, but they must play a near-flawless game to beat the Bucs.

Clinching the No. 2 seed because the Packers beat the Bears in Week 17, the New Orleans Saints had to get their revenge. New Orleans welcomed Chicago this past weekend, and after 30 minutes, it was just a 7-3 game.

The second half was more Saints, but it wasn’t overly impressive. Players like Deonte Harris and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson played very well. In general, the Saints didn’t play up to their standards despite coming out on top.

The Saints looked phenomenal defensively, but they were taking on Allen Robinson, David Montgomery, and Mitchell Trubisky. They won’t get the same luck in the divisional round as the Saints will take on the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bucs are coming off a win over the Washington Football Team. Washington didn’t have their starting quarterback Alex Smith. The Bucs also didn’t play a fantastic game as Washington looked far more lethal than anyone was predicting.

Both teams will undoubtedly step up their game this coming Sunday as they’ll meet each other for the third time this season. That said, here are three Saints that must do better in order for New Orleans to advance to the conference championship.

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