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Comparing Buccaneers at Saints NFC Divisional Round inactives to regular season matchups

The New Orleans Saints will host the Tampa Bay Bucs for the NFC Divsional Round. But, how does the inactive players this week differ from Weeks 1 and 9?

NFL: NOV 01 Saints at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The inactives for NFC Divisional round looks a bit different than the previous two matchups. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will once again be without one of their starting guards and the New Orleans Saints will have to take advantage.

In Week 1, the New Orleans Saints were missing:

  • Marcus Davenport
  • Cesar Ruiz
  • PJ William
  • Marquez Callaway
  • Zach Baun

In Week 9:


  • Sheldon Rankinks
  • Ty Montgomery


  • Ali Marpet (G)

This week, we have a few more inactives on both sides.


  • Taysom Hill
  • Latavius Murray
  • Patrick Robinson
  • Juwan Johnson
  • Malcolm Roach
  • Ken Crawley
  • Derrick Kelly

Tampa Bay

  • Ryan Griffin
  • Justin Watson
  • Ke’Shawn Vaughn
  • Javon Hagan
  • Earl Watford
  • Antony Auclair
  • Jeremiah Ledbetter

Tonight, the Saints will have to take advantage of Cappa being out. In Week 9 they were able to get pressure up the middle and take Brady out. They have the same opportunity tonight. Rankins will have the opportunity to wreck havoc on Brady. T-Rex, who was questionable all week, will also have the chance to destroy Brady for a third time this year. After all, he is the easiest guy to defend according to over-rated Bruce Arians.

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