3. Week 13 @ Buccaneers (MNF)
Saints fans will probably wonder why the Buccaneers are making this list. After all, New Orleans has gone a perfect 4-0 against Tampa Bay in the regular season since Tom Brady joined the NFC South rival.
Well, Brady is the reason why Tampa is making an appearance here. I get that the Saints have walloped the Bucs in four regular-season games now, including two curb stompings on Sunday Night Football. But it’s going to be really difficult to get that record to 6-0.
The Bucs did beat NOLA in the playoffs in the 2020 season so it is possible for Brady and his Bucs to win against the black and gold, we just haven’t seen it in the regular season yet.
Plus, this Week 13 game is in the time frame where Brady and his teams typically get things figured out so they can go on their dominant playoff runs.
It’s good that Saints fans are no longer afraid of Tampa with Tom Brady but as long as he’s the quarterback there, the Buccaneers will keep appearing on these most difficult games lists.