The New Orleans Saints are headlining the NFL’s Week 1 slate of games with an opening-day matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady’s arrival has prompted the Buccaneers to gas themselves up quite a bit, hoping for a big bounce after last year’s disappointing 7-9 finish. Tampa Bay tied the Atlanta Falcons for a distant second-best ranking in the NFC South behind the 13-3 Saints.
Both Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater logged wins over the Buccaneers last season, with the Saints sweeping Tampa Bay in their divisional series.
Let’s get into it. Here are 10 things to know about this Week 1 Saints-Bucs game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: