No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Tom Brady traded the Patriot's red and blue for the Buccaneer red and cream orange. While fans of AFC teams will rejoice that Brady can no longer dominate the division, the move finally sets up an interesting rivalry between the Bucs and Saints.
The NFC South is going to be more competitive this year with a revamped running game in Atlanta, Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Florida and NOLA (not to mention no more Jameis Winston seasons of 30 touchdowns to 30 interception ratios) and well, Carolina is still going to be terrible.
This matchup will be one of the best QB matchups we may see all season. In the twilight of their careers, can Drew Brees and Brady preform at an elite level? We will get a glimpse of this budding rivalry starting this Sunday afternoon.
What TV Channel is Buccaneers-Saints on?
Buccaneers-Saints will be shown on FOX at 4:25 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.
How to Watch Buccaneers-Saints
When: Sunday, September 13
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch NFL free with fuboTV)
For Drew Brees and the Saints, well it's easy to say 2020 could be going a lot better. Brees was severely criticized by the public and his teammates for his comments about peaceful protesting. This was after the Saints got knocked out of the playoffs by the Vikings again in heartbreaking fashion.
It will be a make or break year as Brees has already admitted that he is on borrowed time. Will this be the last year for the first-ballot Hall of Famer or can he defy the odds again before handing the keys of the kingdom to, none other than backup QB, Jameis Winston. (Although he was recently named third-string quarterback for the Saints.)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Odds
Buccaneers Odds: +3.5
Saints Odds: - 3.5
Money Line: Buccaneers +155 - Saints -175
These two teams should be evenly matched in this game and throughout the season. Brady is out to prove himself that he can win outside of New England. (Like that guy ever needed extra motivation.) But the difference is that he will have many more options to throw to than he had on the Patriots last season.
Namely, receivers Mike Evans (who's day to day for the opener) and Chris Godwin, tremendous dual-threat running backs in Ronald Jones II and Leonard (Was pushed out of Jacksonville but now "finally" has a real QB) Fournette and arguably the best tight-end depth chart in the league with O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and everyone's favorite un-retired TE Rob Gronkowski.
The Saints are hardly a pushover though with better receivers, (i.e. Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders) and a better running back committee. (i.e. Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray.) We can't wait for this rivalry to develop and see these teams in action.
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