No opponent has haunted Tom Brady since his relocation to Tampa Bay quite like the Saints, and that trend continued in Sunday’s prime-time rematch of NFC South foes. With coach Sean Payton sidelined due to COVID-19 and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen filling in, New Orleans dominated a night riddled with key Bucs injuries — Leonard Fournette, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin all left Sunday’s matchup — handing Brady just his third career shutout in a 9-0 victory, denting the Bucs’ shot at the NFC’s No. 1 seed and shaking up the conference’s wild card race.
Bucs’ WR Breshad Perriman is being placed on reserve Covid today and is out for Sunday night’s game vs. Saints, per source. No other Bucs players were deemed close contacts, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2021
Brady tossed his tablet late in the game during the Saints’ shutout win over the Bucs. pic.twitter.com/fgX7A1L2dh
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