The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the New Orleans Saints later today, as they hope to keep their playoff aspirations realistic. If the 8-6 Bucs beat the 6-8 Saints today, they have a good chance of making it to the postseason — and if they lose, they’re likely (though not certainly) out.
The Bucs beat the Saints just two weeks ago, in a very low-scoring affair, holding the Saints without a touchdown — something very few teams have been able to do over the past decade. See also: the Saints beating the Cardinals 48-41 just last week.
This week will thus be fascinating. Can the Bucs keep Brees in check, or will they have to get into a shoot-out? Can Jameis Winston get the offense going again? We’ll find out later today.
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s game.
Buccaneers vs. Saints
Time: Saturday, Dec. 24, 4:25 p.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
TV: Fox, on TV in most of the Eastern half of the country. Full map here.
Odds: Saints by 3
Enemy blog: Canal Street Chronicles
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