Two teams, tied for the division lead at 9-3, meet in a primetime game with first place in the division on the line. After the MNF loss, Tampa lost all their remaining games to finish 9-7 and out of the playoffs. Jon Gruden was fired. That Monday Night game basically ended his head coaching career. We can be thankful he is probably the new John Madden though.
The Saints are 4 seasons removed from a Superbowl title. The Bucs were 6 seasons removed. Key differences, this time it's a road game for the Panthers. The '08 Bucs were coming off a hard fought win over the Saints, the '13 Saints are coming in off a drubbing on Monday night against the Seahawks.
Here's hoping it goes as well as the game in '08, and that the Saints lose out and don't even make the playoffs. How rich would that be?