What’s Next: 6-1 Bucs Get First Crack at Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV at the end of the 2020 season and they vanquished the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome during the playoffs along the way. What the Buccaneers did not do in 2020 was unseat the Saints as division champs or win their first NFC South title since 2007. That leaves Tampa Bay with some unfinished business in 2021, and a Week Eight road trip that could be season-defining.

The Buccaneers are 6-1 through seven games for the first time in franchise history after battering the Chicago Bears, 38-3, on Sunday for their fourth straight win. To get their first 7-1 start ever, the Bucs will need to get a road win against a Saints team that has won the last five games in the head-to-head series, as well as the last four division championships. New Orleans came into Week Seven with a 3-2 record and will look to move closer to the Bucs in the standings on Monday night with a game in Seattle.

In a season that has seen Tom Brady return to Foxborough and defeat the New England Patriots, his team for the first 20 years of his unparalleled career, the Buccaneers will experience the other side of that coin in New Orleans in Week Eight. After the retirement of Drew Brees, the Saints have now turned their offense over to Jameis Winston, who spent his first five NFL seasons as…

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