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Football Gumbo: Can the Saints Rebound in Tampa?

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After laying an ostrich egg against the Falcons, Saints are looking for redemption

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

“But there’s nothing like sampling a little gumbo, a little jambalaya and then diving face-first into a shrimp boil.” - Chris Low, ESPN.com.

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Hello folks and welcome to a tasty mix of news and stories related to the Saints’ upcoming game. Like a good gumbo, it is full of all sorts of awesome ingredients and I will even occasionally add the slightly odd piece of news in the stew. Let’s dive in face-first!

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Crescent City Gumbo

  • Focusing on Fundamentals. After penalty-fest against the Falcons (12 penalties, 90 yards), Saints focusing on fundamentals ahead of Bucs game. By Amie Just of nola.com.

  • New Punt Returner? With Deonte Harris out tomorrow in Tampa, who will be the Saints’ punt returner? Amie Just of nola.com has a few potential candidates.

  • Three Division Games in 12 Days. That is the challenge facing the Saints if they accept it. They play the Bucs tomorrow, the Panthers next Sunday, followed by a Thanksgiving rematch with the Falcons in Atlanta. By Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

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A Taste From the Other Side

  • Nobody Goes to the Bucs’ Games. Tampa Bay is the third-lowest NFL team in attendance. The reasons? Expensive tickets and a non-competitive team. By Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times.

  • The Enigmatic Jameis Winston. The Bucs have won only 24 games out of the 63 starts made by Jameis Winston. By Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times.

  • The Underrated Lavonte David. The Buccaneers’ linebacker has been a star flying under the radar in Tampa Bay. By John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times.

  • Who Ya Got? The Tampa Bay Times staff picks Saints-Bucs winner.

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Wait...What?

  • Who Dat Vodka Anyone? Since yesterday, a Who Dat Vodka is now available for sale. It is 80 proof and you might want to stock up if the Saints have another clunker. Via nola.com.

Poll

Will the Saints win in Tampa Bay tomorrow?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Yes!
    (38 votes)
  • 13%
    No!
    (8 votes)
  • 16%
    Maybe!
    (10 votes)
  • 6%
    The Bacon Swiss Cheese Burger is always a winner!
    (4 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now