This Sunday; our Cardinals will be playing the last game of the season with something on the line. An opportunity for a playoff birth in a season which most thought they would only win a handful of games. An opportunity to achieve their best regular season record and home record since being in Arizona. While these are all great, the Coach says that only Championships matter. I like that. The only trouble is that, in order for the Cardinals to get to a championship, they have to get in the Playoffs first. In order for the Cardinals to get to the playoffs, they have to beat the SF 49ers this week and the Bucs have to beat the NO Saints.
I have a lot of faith in that this team is very capable of beating the SF 49ers but as most feel; it's a tall order for the Bucs beating the Saints on the road. The Saints are a very good team at home. I shall still hold out hope though no matter how small it is. A little more than hope is required so here are three reasons why the TB Bucs will beat the Saints.
1. It's a division game. It's important to remember that when teams are playing a division opponent, records don't always equal results.
2. The Bucs are the more talented team. The records don't show it but when you look at both sides of the ball, New Orleans only has the edge at QB and TE. There are so many holes on that NO squad and even more now losing their starting safety for the season.
3. Greg Schiano will get his last laugh. Schiano has been widely criticized in the NFL in particular this season. Once he threw his hands up in the air and said screw everyone else, I'm coaching this team the way I want and I'm playing the QB I want to play; TB has actually played better. This may be Schiano's last year in the NFL and I'm sure he is extremely motivated to leave the NFL with a big middle finger and a win against 'the great Sean Peyton'.
Do you have any reason why the Bucs will beat the Saints on Sunday ?