Buccaneers: How Tampa Bay takes care of the Saints once and for all

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

How Tampa Bay Buccaneers take care of New Orleans Saints once and for all

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to avenge a loss to the New Orleans Saints this Sunday in front of a national audience.

The Buccaneers, who have proven to be one of the league’s top teams over the course of the last month, are now hoping to reel off a win over the Saints and take complete control of the NFC South Division at the midway point of the season.

Of course, we all know that a win Sunday night does not spell the end for either team as there’s still an entire second half of the season to be played. But the Buccaneers still have a chance to take care of the Saints and send a strong message to their divisional rivals that hasn’t been sent before, potentially even taking care of them once and for all during the 2020 season.

The Buccaneers have the weapons to beat the Saints and absolutely should beat New Orleans

Here’s the thing:

  • Who’s the better QB- Tom Brady or Drew Brees?
  • Who has the better defense?
  • Which team is better at forcing turnovers?
  • Who has more weapons around him- Brady or Brees?

I would imagine that the vast majority of people looking at this with unbiased eyes and informed minds would err on the side of the Bucs. Tampa Bay certainly has the better QB. The Bucs definitely have just as many weapons, if not more than New Orleans, and they at least have evenly-matched defenses, but most would lean towards Tampa there as well.

The point is simple: The Bucs are the better team. Being the better team doesn’t matter, however, if you don’t find a way to win on the field. To do that, the Bucs need to do these three things:

  1. Make Drew Brees throw to the outside and down the field
  2. Win the turnover margin
  3. Just be themselves offensively

If the Bucs do these three things, they win the game.

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Honestly, they have a chance to not only win the game, but to send a message to the Saints that there time as the dominant team in this division has come to an end as long as Brady is in town.