Tom Brady is looking for revenge against the New Orleans Saints.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-3) will face the Saints (6-7) at home on Sunday night after losing the first matchup against their NFC South rivals earlier this season. With a win, the Bucs would not only get redemption, but clinch the division in front of a sold-out crowd.
On Halloween, the Saints beat the Bucs, 36-27, in dramatic fashion after P.J. Williams intercepted Brady’s pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left. Brady turned the ball over three times during the game.
“It all comes down to turnovers,” Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said on Wednesday. “Whoever wins the turnover battle has won the game. They’ve won it most times.”
The Bucs are on a four-game win streak after the team’s 33-27 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills, where Brady recorded his 700th career touchdown pass and became the NFL’s all-time completions leader. The Saints are coming off a 30-9 win over the New York Jets but will be without coach Sean Payton after he tested positive for COVID-19.
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Here’s everything you need to know for Sunday:
Kickoff is Sunday, Dec. 19 at 8:20 p.m. ET from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
The game will be shown nationally on NBC, with Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (analyst) on the call. Michele Tafoya, who reportedly won’t return to “Sunday Night Football” following this season, will serve as the sideline reporter.
The game can be streamed on NBCSports.com, through the NBC Sports app and will also be available on Peacock and FuboTV.
The Bucs are favored by 11.5 points and the over/under is 45.5, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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