The Saints will open their season at home for the third consecutive season, when they host the Buccaneers (3:25 p.m. CT). It will be the fourth time that the Saints have opened their season against Tampa Bay (2002, 2008 and 2018) and the second time in the past three seasons. New Orleans comes into this contest on a three-game winning streak against Tampa Bay, having swept the Buccaneers last season for the time since 2014.
Bucs vs Saints Tickets and History for Week 1 on September 13, 2020
History: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans holds a 35-21 all-time record against Tampa Bay, the club's best winning percentage (.625) versus an NFL opponent that they have played more than 11 times. New Orleans is 19-12 all-time at home against Tampa Bay. The series will feature two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Drew Brees and Buccaneers signal-caller Tom Brady, who signed with the team in the offseason. The two quarterbacks are the top-two all-time leaders in completions (Brees-6,867, Brady-6,377), passing yards (Brees-77,416, Brady-74,571) and touchdown passes (Brees-547, Brady-541). The season opener will be the first meeting where the two starting quarterbacks are both aged 40 or older.