The Carolina Panthers could never really figure out Drew Brees when he was playing quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. Brees dominated Carolina for more than a decade, going 18-11 as a starter with 57 TD passes and 22 interceptions. Under Brees, the Saints won eight of their last nine games against Carolina, including a 2017 playoff game.
Tom Brady is feeling a lot more confident about playing until he's 50 years old.
ATLANTA (0-1) at TAMPA BAY (1-0) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, FOX OPENING LINE: Buccaneers by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Falcons 0-1, Buccaneers 0-1 SERIES RECORD: Falcons lead 28-27 LAST MEETING: Buccaneers beat Falcons 44-27 on Jan. 3, 2021 in Tampa LAST WEEK: Falcons lost to Eagles 32-6; Buccaneers beat Cowboys 31-29 FALCONS OFFENSE: OVERALL (26), RUSH (14), PASS (31), SCORING (31). FALCONS DEFENSE: OVERALL (27), RUSH (31), PASS (17), SCORING (24). BUCCANEERS OFFENS