Buccaneers: Week fifteen spoiler alert vs. New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints in a primetime Sunday night matchup. Here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.

So here’s the thing that Buccaneers fans may not be used to. Actually, nobody except fans of the New England Patriots are used to this considering Tom Brady is one of a kind. There’s GOATs, and then there’s Brady. The thing is, when Brady is your quarterback, seasons tend to move in patterns.

Brady’s teams often look like vulnerable mortals in the beginning of the season, hit a rocky patch in the middle, and then they get past it. That’s where we are currently. We are at the time of the NFL season where Brady and his team, fortunately in this case the Bucs, get hot and just start rolling teams after overblown media-driven concern and ballyhoo.

All things considered, the much anticipated rematch with the Saints may have some intrigue, but at the end of the day, it won’t be much to write home about. Here is your official spoiler alert.

It’s no secret that Brady has struggled against the Saints thus far in his Tampa tenure. He has yet to beat the Saints in the regular season, and much has been made of that fact around television, the Internet, or what have you. Of course, they neglect to bring up other aspects of this matchup, like how Brady and the Buccaneers beat the Saints in New Orleans on their playoff run in 2020.

Another thing that doesn’t get brought up, is that these are not the same Bucs that were defeated by an emotional Saints team in New Orleans for the Jameis Winston reunion, albeit one that ended abruptly. It’s also isn’t the same Saints team. They will be lead out, for lack of a better term, by Taysom Hill at quarterback which creates a whole different dynamic.

There’s no doubt that Brady can smell blood in the water, and has revenge on his mind. Not to mention the fact that the defense is getting healthier, Chris Godwin is on a historical pace for the franchise, and Leonard Fournette is morphing into “Late Season Lenny” right on schedule.

As most divisional matchups are, especially when it comes to the Buccaneers and Saints, things may get a little zany, or wacky. However, this will be on Sunday Night primetime, in Raymond James Stadium. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will beat the Saints by a score of 33-20 in a game that won’t be nearly as close as the score indicates in front of a national audience. Do with this information what you will.