3 turning points of the Saints 30-20 Divisional Round loss

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The New Orleans Saints fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-20 on Sunday night and will now watch the remainder of the postseason from home.

The New Orleans Saints certainly didn’t play the way fans were hoping for them to on Sunday night, which resulted in their loss to a talented Buccaneers team.

The Bucs, who came into the playoffs as the No. 5 seed, upset the No. 2-seeded Saints in what could have been Drew Brees’ final game. After initially being up 6-0 and looking strong to start the game, New Orleans slowly fell apart as the game continued.

In what seemed like a game the Saints should have won, the Buccaneers played a clean, hard-fought game and will travel to Green Bay next week. That will be an even tougher matchup that tests future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.

The Saints were 2-0 against Tampa Bay in the regular season which makes this defeat even more painful for fans to take in. There are several plays the Saints wish they could have had back but none were more costly than the three turning points I’m going to dive into.

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