Who’ll be king of NFC South? How to watch the Saints vs. Buccaneers game
We’ve bashed it on multiple occasions, but we’ve finally come to the NFL playoff matchup we’ve been hoping for. The final game of the NFL divisional round is between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It features two of the oldest and most accomplished quarterbacks in the league: Drew Brees and Tom Brady.
Brees has the advantage over Brady as the Saints swept the Buccaneers in the regular season. The NFC South rivalry games weren’t even close. The Saints blew Tampa Bay out of the water on both occasions. While Brees had great games against Brady, it was the defense keeping the Buccaneers at bay. In the first game, the defense managed to pick off Brady twice and another three in a 38-3 road win eight weeks later.
However, Brady is considered the greatest of all time and one of the best to play the position. He also manages to play his best football in the playoffs. You can’t count out Brady in tough situations. He’s a born leader no matter what your opinions of him are. No matter who wins, they’ll have to face off against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Fans are going to want to watch this game. Tampa Bay has played a lot better down the stretch, and a Saints vs Buccaneers playoff matchup was pretty much inevitable. Now we will finally get to see which of these two quarterbacks are better.
When to watch
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will head back to New Orleans to take on the Saints on Fox at 6:40 p.m. ET. You’ll be able to watch on your local Fox affiliate channel and the Fox Sports Go app.
Places to watch
YouTube TV is the best cable alternative for sports fans. For $65 a month, you get eighty-five channels and unlimited DVR storage. It makes it perfect for those who can’t watch live. You won’t have to worry about missing a game or deleting a replay of an important game for your team to DVR the new game.
YouTube TV is also the only cable alternative that gives you every league channel in the base package. The NFL Network is standard in most cable packages, but there isn’t one that makes you add on MLB Network and NBA TV. If you’re an NFL fan, though, you can pay extra to get NFL RedZone.
The best part of YouTube TV for sports fans, though, is you’ll get a list of the upcoming games all in one place for every single league you can watch. It makes it incredibly easy to see which game you’ll be able to watch with the service.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is the best family cable alternative. While there are some better alternatives for sports fans, everyone in the family will enjoy having Hulu + Live TV. It costs $65 a month, but you can also get it in the Disney Bundle with Disney+ and ESPN+ for $72 a month. Honestly, the Disney Bundle is the best option because Hulu + Live TV doesn’t have an add on for NFL RedZone.
For sports fans, though, Hulu + Live TV offers personal notifications for your favorite teams. You’ll let Hulu know what your favorite teams and leagues are and you’ll get notifications of when your favorite team starts playing and game recommendations based on the leagues and sports you liked.
While Hulu has fewer channels than YouTube TV for the same price, you’re also getting Hulu’s extensive streaming library, making it great for families. Dad can watch the game in the living rooms while the kids watch their own shows in the other room.
Live stream link
Maybe you don’t have the money to spend on a cable alternative. There are plenty of live streaming options to watch the Saints vs the Buccaneers. Reddit was the most popular site to find these links until it banned the subreddit /r/NFLstreams. However, plenty of alternatives have sprung up across the internet.
There are even a few dedicated to football. The first is nflbite.com. It collects all the streaming sites and ranks them based on which ones are the most reliable. Another site is nfl-streams.club. It shows all the upcoming games, but you can separate it by your favorite teams.
Finally, there’s sportsurge.net. It’s the best spot for sports fans because it has more than football. There is a section for baseball, basketball, fighting, and racing. However, they don’t list the sites by most reliable, but you’ll see how many ads you’ll have to click through before watching the game.