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The third time was the charm for the Buccaneers.
The Bucs lost both of their routine season matchups to the Saints and they got burnt out in the second one, however Sunday’s video game in the Superdome went their way. Drew Brees threw three interceptions while Tom Brady threw two goals and ran for another in a 30-20 win that sends the Buccaneers to the NFC Championship Game.
Green Bay will host that video game, which suggests Brady’s very first season with the Bucs will include his first postseason matchup with Aaron Rodgers. He’ll require to be sharper to make it to his 10 th Super Bowl as he was just 18- of-33 for 199 backyards in Sunday’s win, however he can feel excellent about the defense that he’ll have supporting the effort.
They also required a fumble to win the turnover battle 4-0 and held the Saints to 294 yards to help send Brady to his 14 th conference title. Devin White had a vital interception of Brees, recuperated a fumble, and led the group in tackles to spearhead the protective effort.
A report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports before the video game showed Brees will retire when the Saints are removed from the playoffs. Brees will undoubtedly be asked about that when he fulfills with reporters after a game that provided proof that the end may well be at hand.
If Brees is done, it will touch off a fascinating offseason in New Orleans as they choose how to progress without the franchise’s longtime icon. The Bucs will have at least one more game to play prior to their offseason and a win next week would imply they’re playing at home in the Super Bowl.