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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will clash with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in what should be a highly entertaining game between two teams with big play offenses. However, the fact that neither side is likely to make the playoffs takes the wind out of the game a little, but it should be great one to watch nonetheless. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (link provided below).
This Week 15 all-NFC South match up has all the signs of an exciting game when the team line-ups are looked at. However, with both teams coming into this game under .500 with just three weeks of the regular season left to play, the game is deflated somewhat.
Tampa Bay are currently sitting in second place in the NFC South with a record of 6-7. They are well behind the Atlanta Falcons in first place with 11-2, who incidentally are the only NFC team currently guaranteed a spot in the playoffs so far.
The NFC is highly competitive this season and many of the postseason places are still unclear. The Buccaneers will right now be kicking themselves are lost opportunities throughout the season and had they claimed just one more win they would be a much better bet for the playoffs. However, as it stands they are 6-7 and must win out the rest of the season to even stand a chance at progressing to the postseason. It is not impossible for them, but is unlikely that even that would be enough for them.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints are in third place in the division with a record of 5-8, which basically means there is just about no hope of them making the playoffs. That's a shame in most neutrals' eyes as the Saints have been entertaining with their big offensive plays this season.
Drew Brees has done a lot of the hard work for the Saints, throwing for more than 4,000 yards and an amazing 32 touchdowns so far this season.
Josh Freeman likewise has put on some spectacular displays and big plays, throwing for 3,192 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.