Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians is treating Sunday night time’s matchup with the New England Patriots identical to every other recreation, regardless of it being one of many most-anticipated regular-season video games in NFL historical past.

Arians mentioned he acknowledges the importance of Tom Brady‘s return to New England, but the Buccaneers head coach said it is just another game and a chance to redeem last week’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians questions an officials call against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians questions an officers name in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons in the course of the first half of an NFL soccer recreation Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick looks on during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick appears to be like on throughout an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass.
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ESPN NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio said Arians texted him the next message: “I told them for 98 percent of you, it’s the next game. We DON’T lose two in a row if we have the leadership I know we have. This is a team game. Teams win and lose, not individually.”

It's Tom Brady's first game against hte Patriots

It’s Tom Brady’s first recreation in opposition to hte Patriots
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While the sport is a major second in Brady’s profession, he will have to perform without Rob Gronkowski as Gronk is reported to haven’t traveled with the group to New England and is formally listed as out.