The New Orleans Saints playoff fate could see them land between eliminated or winning the NFC South crown as they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in week 17 of the 2013 NFL season. A win and the Saints are moving on as a wild card team when we watch Buccaneers vs Saints online free live streaming on Fox football game.
New Orleans (10-5) has the widest array of potential outcomes following this final week of the NFL’s 2013 season depending on how they and several other teams fare. A win will automatically secure the Saints the final NFC wild card spot, but it can also win them the division if the Falcons can beat the Panthers, and the Falcons are up by a touchdown at the time of this article.
The Saints can also get into the playoffs with a loss if the 49ers beat the Cardinals this afternoon on the road. Another scenario exists where the Saints will be eliminated and packing their bags if they lose to the Bucs and the Cardinals beat the 49ers. In that scenario the Cardinals secure the final wild card spot and the Saints will be left wondering “what if” after losing the final three games of the regular season.
New Orleans was on the verge of defeating the Panthers last week and winning the NFC South. They had taken the lead with under a minute left to play by a score of 13-10. Though he struggled for much of the game, Cam Newton did Drew Brees one better and marched the Panthers down the field for a game-winning touchdown that clinched a playoff berth and left the Saints looking in from the outside. Watch Saints vs Buccaneers online free streaming on Fox to see if the Saints can grab the final wild card spot.
Tampa Bay (4-11) have nothing to play for today other than auditioning for a spot on the roster next year, or perhaps on another team. They can play the role of spoiler and potentially help knock the Saints out of the playoffs, which would be a small consolation for having an otherwise miserable season themselves. The Saints have not lost at home all year so the Bucs have their work cut out for them.
Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon will get his first start against the Saints today. Glennon did not play when these two teams met earlier in the year. In that game, the Saints eeked out a 16-14 win. The Bucs had lost five games in a row with Glennon starting, then won four of five, only to drop the last two games they have played. Glennon’s play has been deteriorating over the past couple weeks.
This NFL week 17 football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints will start with the kick-off at a time of 1pm EST / 10am PST. The game will be carried on the Fox network so find the Fox channel number in your local listings to watch Saints vs Buccaneers in HD on TV.
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