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The Buccaneers need to establish an effective running game. In the previous meeting, the Buccaneers had a historically bad 8 yards for the entire game. Coming off a 93-yard rushing performance last week, Leonard Fournette stepped up in a big way.
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The Bucs’ leading rusher Ronald Jones aggravated a quad injury that forced him to miss the entire game last week. While it still is unknown whether or not Jones will play, whoever is running the ball for the Bucs needs to get going early to pave the way for Tom Brady.
The former 5th overall pick out of LSU is itching to get a taste of the first playoff action of his brief NFL career. Even after being placed on the Covid list and missing two straight games, White led the Bucs during the regular season in tackles and tackles for loss. Known for his ability to fly around the field, White needs to show up and provide an immediate impact if the Buccaneers want to avoid losing three games to New Orleans this season.
The Buccaneers are going into Sunday’s matchup eager and ready to get over the hump that is the Saints. Making NFL history as the oldest starting quarterbacks to face off in a playoff game, Tom Brady and Drew Brees are going to shoot it out in a game that could mark the end of a Hall of Fame career for Brees. The Bucs have not won against the Saints since September 2018, but then again, we have playoff Tom Brady now.
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