Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are riding the high of being number one in the NFC South. In fact, the race isn’t even close. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are four games ahead of the Falcons and the Saints, with the Panthers trailing even farther behind. Right now, all signs point to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 15 win over the New Orleans Saints. Let’s dive into my boldest predictions for the Week 15 NFC South matchup.

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Buccaneers Week 15 Predictions

4. The Buccaneers aren’t letting up

This is definitely my least bold prediction for the matchup. Despite the team being well ahead of the rest of their division, they show no signs of slowing down. In fact, star quarterback Tom Brady has repeatedly told the media that he refuses to take his foot off the gas.

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As Brady would say, each game is more important than the last. They have three more games this season against divisional opponents, including this weekend. The Buccaneers play the Panthers in Week 16, and again in Week 18. Ahead of Week 13 against the Falcons, Brady emphasized that divisional matchups are a huge deal to him. With that, expect the Buccaneers to bring all they have when they host the Saints on Sunday.

3. Brady’s best game of the season

You read that correctly. While every other quarterback seems to be disintegrating due to injuries, Brady continues to age like fine wine. His obvious talent and the Saints’ poor pass defense create the perfect storm for Brady’s best game of the season.

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In Week 5, the Buccaneers destroyed the Miami Dolphins, 45-17. On paper, this was absolutely Brady’s best game so far this season. The man threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Not only that, Brady threw the football 41 times and none of them were picked off.

There is very little difference between the Dolphins’s pass defense and the Saints’ pass defense. This in mind, expect Brady to throw for over 400 yards on Sunday with a handful of passing touchdowns.

2. A TB12 rushing touchdown

Brady is known as being a much more traditional, passing-oriented quarterback. He only has two rushing touchdowns and 68 rushing yards in 13 games this season.

However, one of these touchdowns was just last week, making me think that he could start a new streak. Brady recorded his second rushing touchdown in Week 14 against the Bills.

The Saints have allowed ten rushing touchdowns this season, compared to the Bills’ 14. There’s a chance that Brady tightens that gap with another rushing touchdown on Sunday.

1. Very high scoring game

If you were planning on taking the over for the NFC South matchup, do it. There are a couple of reasons why you can expect both teams to rack up a decent amount of points Sunday night.

First off, I haven’t been too impressed with the Buccaneers’ defense this season. They allow an average of 22.8 points each game, heavily relying on the success of their offense. With a mostly healthy Saints team, they have a good chance at finding themselves in the end zone multiple times.

As mentioned earlier, the Saints defense isn’t too impressive either. While I don’t expect the game to be too close, I expect each team to put up at least 20 points. And lastly, my boldest prediction yet: Buccaneers win 34-24.