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The New Orleans Saints open the 2020 NFL season on Sunday against their NFC South rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With no fans permitted in the Superdome because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saints Dome-Field advantage will look much different against a team they defeated twice last season. However, Tampa Bay presents new faces across the field, including QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski. This NFC South battle is one of the most talked-about matchups of Week 1 as the league begins its most unique season ever. The Buccaneers and Saints kickoff Sunday at 3:25 CST on Fox.
Below the Saints News Network Krewe shares their keys to a Saints victory over the Bucs in Week 1.
I think the biggest determining factor in this game is pass protection on both sides. These teams combined for 98 sacks last year, but especially whether the Saints pass rush will get to Bucs QB Tom Brady. Tampa Bay has a lethal group of receivers and tight ends, even if WR Mike Evans isn't able to play, but the New Orleans secondary has the depth to stay with them.
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