Buccaneers-Saints moved to 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff in Week 16

The surging Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) will face the New Orleans Saints (5-8) at a new time on Christmas Eve in Week 16.

The two teams will meet in New Orleans, squaring off for the second time in three weeks, now at a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX.

The Buccaneers barely got by the Saints this past Sunday in a 16-11 defensive-led victory. With the Saints driving down the field, Tampa Bay safety Keith Tandy picked off Drew Brees in the game's final minute to seal their fifth-straight victory.

Tampa Bay has run off five straight wins to take control of their own destiny in the NFC wild-card race. They currently hold the No. 2 wild-card spot if the season ended today, and are also in a tie with the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC South lead. The Falcons currently own the division based on tiebreakers.

The Saints' playoff chances are slim to none with slim basically having left town following Sunday's loss in Tampa. Five teams currently sit ahead of the Saints in the race for the last wild-card spot, the only ticket to the postseason still available to them.

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