Buccaneers: Five biggest games of the 2017 season
Week 17: vs. New Orleans Saints
Many of us will remember back when there was very little juice to the end of the regular season. Yes there were playoff races, but not often a lot of great games. In 2010, Roger Goodell changed that by increasing the number of divisional games over the final three weeks and making the final games of the year be divisional matchups. He wanted to keep things exciting, and frankly, it was a great choice. It makes the end of the year great fun.
The Bucs second NFC South go-round happens over the final three weeks, and it all culminates here in week 17. Raymond James is the site, and the Bucs face off against the New Orleans Saints. Unless they have overtaken the Falcons by this point, this game will have a lot riding on it for Tampa Bay. Even if they have, there will still likely be playoff seeding to fight for. Raymond James will be buzzing for its Bucs.
It should be a winnable matchup for the gang in pewter. Over the last two years, they are 2-2 against the Saints, so they have had some success. Drew Brees has never been as good on the road as in that dome. This sets up as a potentially very successful final week for the Bucs. And that way it should shape up, it will be a huge week for them as well.
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