The New Orleans Saints will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at noon on Sunday, Sep. 18 on Fox, and travel to Tampa for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff on Monday, Dec. 5 on ESPN's "Monday Night Football." The Saints swept the Buccaneers last season, including a 9-0 shutout in Tampa Bay.
2021 season recap:
The Buccaneers performed well last season, only losing four games, but the Saints had their number. Two of the four losses came at the hands of New Orleans including a 9-0 shutout on a Sunday night matchup. The biggest change for Tampa Bay in the offseason was the announcement of a new head coach. Bruce Arians announced he would be stepping into a front office role, and Tampa Bay quickly named defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as its next head coach.