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Bucs to square off with rival Saints in Divisional Round of NFL Playoffs

Tom Brady
Posted at 5:16 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 06:40:28-05

Before this past weekend, Tampa Bay Buccaneers hadn't won a playoff game since their Super Bowl XXXVII win back in 2003.

A win against the Washington Football Team Saturday night snapped that streak, but Tampa Bay faces a new challenge: the division rival New Orleans Saints.

The Bucs haven't beat the Saints in 5 games, with their last win coming in the first week of the 2018 season in the pre-Brady era.

Most recently, New Orleans embarrassed Tampa Bay on Sunday Night Football at Raymond James Stadium 38-3.

This Sunday night, the Bucs will have their opportunity at revenge. The game being branded as Brees-Brady III could be the last time we see these two Hall of Fame quarterbacks go at it, this time with the stakes raised.

It seemed these two teams were destined to meet again. The Bucs beat the Washington Football Team 31-23 Saturday night and the Saints cruised past the Chicago Bears 21-9 Sunday. Tampa Bay would have been onto Green Bay to face the Packers if not for the Los Angeles Rams upsetting the Seattle Seahawks.

The Bucs and Saints have never played each other in the postseason, but certainly have plenty of hate to go around built up from years of regular season meetings.

The game kicks off at 6:40 on Sunday evening, with the winner of the Packers-Rams game awaiting the victor.