The New Orleans Saints (6-7) were finally able to snap their five-game losing skid with a dominating win against the New York Jets.
The Saints’ opponent this week, the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3), are a much different team the Saints’ previous opponent.
After a gauntlet portion of a schedule that included the reigning AFC East champion Buffalo Bills, the reigning AFC South champion Tennessee Titans, and the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys, the Saints schedule begins to soften up for the remaining five games, minus a re-match with the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Tampa.
After being favorited by 5 points last week against the Jets, the Saints are back on the other side of the betting odds as they open as 11-point underdogs against the Buccaneers (a team they’ve already beaten once this season) according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
We’ve seen the Saints beat the Buccaneers before, albeit in a game started by Jameis Winston and finished by Trevor Siemian. This week, it will be Taysom Hill leading the Saints offense with the hopes of increasing the Saints’ postseason chances.
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