NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints (13-5) fell to the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) by a score of 30-20 in the NFC Divisional Round game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.
Future hall of fame quarterbacks Drew Brees and Tom Brady went head-to-head for a third and final time this season, with the recently-turned 42-year-old (Jan. 15) falling to 5-3 all time against Brady, 43.
Brees passed for 134 yards compared to Brady’s 199, but it was three costly interceptions that cost the game with the Bucs capitalizing with 21 points.
The Saints finished 2-1 against the Bucs on the season.
The game marked the first meeting between the division rivals in the postseason.