It wasn’t pretty, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the New Orleans Saints, 30-20, and will now move on to the NFC Championship where they’ll face off against the Green Bay Packers for the second time this season.
Tom Brady threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns while the Tampa Bay defense forced four turnovers —including three Drew Brees interceptions— on the night, but it was names like Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller, and Devin White that really made the difference in the game.
Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good.
Brady and the Bucs’ offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat New Orleans 30-20 in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday night.
Two of those touchdowns came on short passes to Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette. And after linebacker Devin White snagged the second of thee interceptions thrown by Brees, Brady drove the Bucs to the 1, from where he scored himself with 4:57 left to virtually ensure his 14th trip to a conference championship game — his first in the NFC.