If the Baltimore/Buffalo and Cleveland/Kansas City games are the future of the NFL, this NFC South rivalry playoff matchup represents everything that we've had in the last era of the NFL. This may even be the last playoffs we see between these two hall of fame quarterbacks. It's not guaranteed Brees will come back next year no matter what happens in these playoffs. Tom Brady is 43 years old but the way he's going he might as well be 33. He also has another year on his contract with the Bucs.
Brady became the oldest player to ever throw a touchdown pass in last week's Wild Card matchup against the Washington Football Team. You know that a win in the playoffs will never be enough for Brady. He's already proven he can win without Bill Belichick and the Patriot way. The Pats went 7-9 this year without Brady and you know the GOAT still isn't satisfied. This likely isn't the last we see of Brady but it's hard to say when will be enough for him. He said he wants to play until he is 45. Maybe we'll get one more year after his contract is up with the Bucs. Brees is still beating Brady in all-time yards but Brady is leading in touchdowns and wins. Maybe he just wants to be leading in all of the stats before he goes out. Either way, here's what we can expect for the History Bowl.
What TV Channel is Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints on?
Buccaneers-Saints will be shown on FOX at 6:40 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.
How to Watch Buccaneers-Saints
When: Sunday, January 17 Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans, LA Time: 6:40 p.m. ET TV: FOX Live Stream: fuboTV (watch NFL free with fuboTV)
While Tom Brady and Drew Brees are close in all-time stats, the games between the Buccaneers and Saints this year haven't been close at all. These two opened the season against one another and Brady struggled throwing two picks to let the Saints run away with the game 34-23.
Then they played again in Week 9 where the Bucs got absolutely destroyed 38-3 after Brady threw three interceptions to Brees' four touchdowns. The Saints defense has been dominant this year which really hasn't happened much in Brees' entire tenure in New Orleans. The Bucs were 7-5 at one point this season but have seemed to gel more with their plethora of weapons winning their last four games of the season.
Leonard Fournette has come into his own and will be starting over Ronald Jones II who began the season as the starting running back. Antonio Brown hasn't made any noise off the field and has made some on it scoring a touchdown in their playoff win last week. If Brady doesn't turn over the ball and the great Bucs defense can contain Alvin Kamara, they may just be able to flip the script on the Saints and continue the terrible playoff heartbreak New Orleans has experienced recently.