For the first time in his NFL career, Tom Brady will play for a team other than the New England Patriots. He and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, with kickoff scheduled for 4:25 p.m.
When: Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome — New Orleans, Louisiana
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The New Orleans Saints won both of their matches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season (31-24 and 34-17) and are aiming for the same result Sunday. The Saints and Tampa Bay are opening their 2020 seasons against one another at 4:25 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
New Orleans is coming off of a 13-3 season with hopes of advancing further than the first round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Minnesota Vikings 26-20. On the other hand, the Buccaneers missed the playoffs altogether last season and are looking forward to a clean start.
Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: New Orleans was second best in passing touchdowns, finishing the 2019 season with 36. Tampa Bay displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they ranked first in the league in passing yards per game, closing the season with 320.4 on average.
New Orleans is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. A victory is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
The Saints are a 3.5-point favorite against the Buccaneers, according to the latest NFL odds.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Saints as a 4-point favorite.
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