NEW ORLEANS, Lou. (WLOX) - Watching two all-time greats square off against each other is a rare treat. Watching two all-time greats square off in the postseason, is a priceless experience. And on Sunday, for the first time ever, we will see Tom Brady versus Drew Brees battle in the postseason.
The two future hall-of-famers first squared off back in 1999, when Brees and Purdue fell to Brady’s Michigan Wolverines. Fast forward two decades later, and each quarterback has put together an all-time resume of his own. This season in particular, Brees and the Saints captured both head-to-head match-ups in convincing fashion, but football in the postseason is a different beast, and the Bucs look like a different team than the one who took the field back in November.
To Brees and his team, Sunday’s win over Chicago was far from perfect, and things need to get better before this weekend’s primetime battle.
“This is playoff football. Each game becomes more meaningful,” Brees said. “You have to continue to fine tune and find ways to play your best football. We need to improve, there’s still room for that. So that’s what this week is going to be focused on, continuing to find those extra little percentage points.”
“We’re a team that’s built on playing complementary football, throughout the ebbs and flows of the game,” Demario Davis said. “Our job is to go out there and get stops.”