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Saints vs. Buccaneers Preview and Matchup History

A quick look at the history and stats between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup this Sunday.

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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-1)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

29-17

STREAKS

Past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lovie Smith: 4-5

Sean Payton: 10-6

LAST WEEK

L 42-14 vs. Titans

L 31-19 at Cardinals

LAST GAME

12/28/14: Saints 23 at Buccaneers 20.  New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 281 yards & TD. Saints RBs Mark Ingram & Khiry Robinson each score TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/5/14: Saints 37, Buccaneers 31 (OT). New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 371 yards & 2 TDs. Saints RB Robinson rushes for GW 18-yard TD in OT.

REFEREE

Carl Cheffers

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (TB), 121 (NO). XM: 231 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Winston (R): 16-33-210-2-2-64.0

Brees: 30-48-355 (3L)-1-1-83.2

RUSHING

Martin: 11-52-4.7-0

Ingram: 9-24-2.7-0

RECEIVING

Seferian-Jenkins (TE): 5-110 (2C)-22.0-2 (T1C)

Ingram (RB): 8 (T3C)-98-12.3-0

OFFENSE

273.0

408.0 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

-1

0

DEFENSE

309.0

427.0

SACKS

McCoy, J. Smith: 1

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INTs

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PUNTING

Schum: 47.0

Morstead: 42.8

KICKING

Brindza (R): 2 (2/2 PAT; 0/0 FG)

Hocker: 13 (T3L) (1/1 PAT; 4/4 FG)

BUCCANEERS

  • Rookie QB JAMEIS WINSTON threw the first 2 TDs of his NFL career last week in debut.
  • RB DOUG MARTIN has 326 scrimmage yards (108.7 per game) and 297 rush yards (99 per game) in past three meetings. He rushed for 108 yards in last game vs. New Orleans.
  • WR MIKE EVANS had a TD catch in the last meeting.
  • WR VINCENT JACKSON had 8 catches for 144 yards in the last game at New Orleans. Had career-best 216 receiving yards vs. New Orleans (10/21/12).
  • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 14 tackles in last game at New Orleans.
  • CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had INT in last game at New Orleans.
  • LB DANNY LANSANAH had 33-yard pick six in last meeting at New Orleans.
  • S BRADLEY MC DOUGALD had and INT in last meeting.

SAINTS

  • The Saints have won seven in row vs. Tampa Bay.
  • DREW BREES has 397 career TD passes and needs 3 to become the 4th QB in NFL history with 400. He has a 97.7 QB rating (4-0 with 107.3 rating at home) vs. Tampa Bay.
  • RB MARK INGRAM had a rushing TD in last meeting.
  • WR MARQUES COLSTON had 36-yard TD catch in last meeting.
  • WR BRANDIN COOKS had a career-high 9 catches vs. Tampa Bay (10/5/14).
  • DE CAMERON JORDAN has 4.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in the past 6 game vs. Tampa Bay.
  • CB KEENAN LEWIS had an INT in last meeting and has INT in 2 of past 3 vs. Tampa Bay.