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Sean Payton Reacts To The Buccaneers Making The Playoffs

By Ajay Pandit

Jan 3, 2023

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With their eighth victory of the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured the NFC South title on Sunday.

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If the Buccaneers lose a meaningless game in Week 18, Tom Brady might have his first losing season as a starter. 

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In the postseason's opening round, they will still play either the Dallas Cowboys or the Philadelphia Eagles at home.

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Sean Payton is aware from previous experience that he shouldn't underestimate an opponent with a noticeably worse record.

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On Monday's episode of The Herd, 

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Payton said that division champions who finished the regular season at or below.500 had gone 4-2 in their first playoff games. 

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One of those games ended with his New Orleans Saints losing to the Seattle Seahawks 41-36 after Marshawn Lynch sparked an earthquake.

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Payton recalled, "We're going into 7-9 Seattle, 2010, and that's when the Skittles rained from the sky."