November 6th, 2020

Danger for the slimy Saints.

If old man Drew Brees thinks he can waltz in on the turf of the Den of Depression and slice up the Bucs, history suggests he has a massive speed bump in his way.

And that would be park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.

When you later treat yourself to the second Ira Kaufman Podcast of the week, you will catch Ira wondering if Brady was ever been swept in one season by a division opponent. Yeah, he played in the weak AFC East but still, never getting swept by a division foe in a season?

Now we have the answer. Per NFL Research, Brady has never lost to a division opponent twice in the same regular season.

So now in walks Drew Brees and the slimy Saints. Will Brady keep up with his hot hand and make sure his impressive streak continues?

17 Responses to “Warning!”

  1. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    Why are you ignoring the weather factor?

  2. TB12 In Da Bay Says:

    Crediting QB’s for wins is silly. If the Bucs are smart and force Brees to throw deep he won’t score much.

    Bucs 33
    Saints 24

  3. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    This is the worse article because the Aints have always been better than all of the teams in the Patriots division so I guarantee they would’ve never been swot either. Besides Brees has a positive W/L record against Brady. Now the Bucs have been swept by the Aints beginning with the 2002 season and several times since then so being this is a “team” sport it’s very plausible that we get swept. After the Giants game the way v this team struggled in all four phases, it really gives me pause about this game.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Please be careful with this overconfidence stuff.

  5. Mitch Says:

    I know every game counts, but I think this might be the most meaningful football game the Bucs have played in a few years. They can win this game. It’s just a matter of if they show up.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    None of those statistics matter now. He’s on a new team and in a new division. I hope it still holds true obviously, but it’s rubbish as far as this weeks game is concerned.

    This game won’t come down to Brady vs. Brees, this game will come down to Kamara vs. David and White. If LVD and Devin White don’t keep Kamara locked down in the passing game the Saints will have a good chance of winning. If they can keep Kamara near the line of scrimmage when he catches his passes and force him to run wide they have a chance of covering him. If Kamara is allowed to get vertical after the catch he becomes much harder to get a good line on.

  7. Joe Says:

    Why are you ignoring the weather factor?

    Don’t know if that’s going to be a factor. Two of the best local meteorologists are unsure if not leaning (barely) to no factor. Apparently, this storm(s) is extremely uncertain, as are most storms in the Gulf late in the hurricane season.

    So it wouldn’t be wise of Joe to jump the gun and suggest the Bucs are going to be playing in a tropical storm if two of the best local weathermen aren’t sure of it.

    (And both of these guys are readers of Joe. 🙂 )

  8. Joe Says:

    For those worried about the weather, it seems at earliest (so one of the guys Joe referenced), the storm may be in the Keys Sunday night. That’s a fair distance from Tampa Bay. May not get more than rain (think summer afternoon rain)

    The second of the two guys Joe referenced believes if the storm moves in it is more likely Monday or very early Tuesday.

  9. Pewter Power Says:

    I don’t like Bucs chances at all if Ali Marpet doesn’t play. This line has never been able to handle the Saints D line.

  10. adam from ny Says:

    more often than not divisional opponents split the season series…


  11. Cobraboy Says:

    @Pewter Power: Rankins is out. He’s their load in the middle, and pretty much cancel’s Marpet being out…if Marpet can’t go.

  12. Yehaw Says:

    Jameis Winston might be starting according to a few sources.

  13. Buc4evr Says:

    The weather may not be a factor but I think playing on natural turf favors the Bucs. The key is to use Winfield to cover Kamara and to put maximum pressure on Brees from every direction. A few trick plays by our offense would also help.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Brees routinely takes a Thursday off. He may be sore, but he WILL play on Sunday.

    NO WAY the Saints risk the division with Winston.

    Peyton is not an idiot.

  15. Hayesair Says:

    New Orleans swept the Bucs in 2002, but Bucs still won the Super Bowl.

  16. SlyPirate Says:

    This is a must-win game for the Bucs. That’s all that should matter.

  17. WillieG Says:

    Drew Brees’ biggest problem will be Devin White. It seems Bowles has more confidence in him as a pass rusher. Brees hates pressure up the middle.