At 6:40 eastern tonight, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints. Ahead of the matchup, Tom Brady released a hype video for the Buccaneers on Twitter. Both teams won their matchups last week to get to the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. The New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears while the Bucs knocked off the Washington Football Team. The winner of this game will have to fight the bitter cold up in Green Bay for the NFC championship.
“Trust. Loyalty. Faithful adherence to a cause,” the narration in the video says. “The cause to win a championship.”
The video juxtaposes clips from the buccaneers season with shots from their 2003 super bowl win over the Oakland Raiders. Brady captions it simply with the word “trust,” the first words of the video.
Tom Brady and Drew Brees Matchup
Tom Brady and Drew Brees are two of the oldest starting quarterbacks in the NFL. At 43, Brady became the oldest quarterback to win a playoff game last week with his win over the Washington Football Team. Brees is no you g man himself as he turned 42 earlier this week.
Age hasn’t seemed to affect either of the quarterbacks’ play. In fact, Tom Brady reached several bonuses this season for his outstanding performance. Some of these include finishing in the top five quarterbacks in passing yards and passing touchdowns. He also nabbed another half million for getting the Bucs their first playoff berth in years and winning their first playoff game last week. He will get even more this week if he wins again.
Brees has also played extremely well in his 20th year in the NFL. At least well enough to lead his team to the number two seed in the NFC. However, he did suffer a brutal rib injury partway through the season that sidelined him for several games. None the less, the two future Hall of Famers will duke it out for the third time this year.