Tom Brady knows what team his Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to play in the divisional round.
Tampa Bay is one of two teams to advance to the divisional round out of the NFC on Saturday, along with the Los Angeles Rams. While the Buccaneers will not know who their opponent will be next week until Sunday evening, Brady gives a strong inclination over what team his Buccaneers want to play in the divisional round. Is it the Rams or the division rival New Orleans Saints?
Would the Buccaneers rather play the Rams or the Saints?
With the help of Dr. Dre’s “Still Dre” backing him up, Brady largely infers he would like a third crack at the division rival Saints next weekend. Because the No. 5 Buccaneers are the higher seed over the No. 6 Rams, they would travel to the No. 2 Saints if New Orleans beats the No. 7 Chicago Bears at home on Sunday afternoon. If the Bears win, then the Buccaneers will host the Rams.
Tampa Bay lost its two regular-season games vs. the Saints this year. Their Week 1 loss at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was not great, falling 34-23 in The Big Easy. However, it was nowhere near as grotesque of a defeat as was the early November primetime disaster. Tampa Bay embarrassed itself at home, as the Saints won at Raymond James Stadium to the tune of 38-3.
Maybe it will be third time’s a charm for Brady and the Buccaneers en route to the NFC title bout?