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The Saints and Bucs meet for a third time in the NFL season, with it being the first time they square up in the postseason.
John Hendrix | SI
It wasn't perfect, but the Saints passed their first postseason exam after knocking off the Bears 21-9 on Sunday. New Orleans was powered by a strong defensive effort, and the offense started hot and then overcame some struggles to find its groove to improve to 4-2 in the Wild Card Round under Sean Payton.
Now comes the Divisional Round, where they're 3-3 under Payton. The Saints are 3-0 at home under him, but those road losses are the ones that incite all the feelings. Naturally, this matchup against the Bucs will get magnified even more since it's Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees, and then there's a lazy narrative about how hard it is for a team to beat the same one three times in a season.
Divisional Round History: Sean Payton Era
1/13/19 - Saints 20, Eagles 14
1/14/18 - Vikings 29, Saints 24
1/11/14 - Seahawks 23, Saints 15
1/14/12 - 49ers 36, Saints 32
1/16/10 - Saints 45, Cardinals 14
1/13/07 - Saints 27, Eagles 24 ...
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