It was a tough week 14 for both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, as both teams saw losses that put their playoff hopes in jeopardy. Each team needs a win big time in week 15 when they play each other in New Orleans and will stop at nothing to get the job done. As it stands now, the NFL odds are firmly on the Saints side, as the Buccaneers have been given a three point handicap.
As it pertains to how the game will be played, this will be an offensive showdown of the highest proportions. Neither team has a particularly strong defense and typically wins games when the ball is in their hands. This is especially true with the Saints as they have one of the top three quarterbacks in the league with Drew Brees. He has had a stand out season even if his team has not and he wants to fight until the bitter end of the year. You can bet he will come out swinging this week especially because it is a division game.
The same can be said of the Buccaneers, who have seen a little bit of a resurgence this season. Quarterback Josh Freeman will need to play effectively in the game if the team wants to get a win on the day. He will need to find ways to get the ball in the hands of Doug Martin, Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson. If this does happen, then the team will be able to give the Saints a run for their money this week.
When it comes to potential barn burners this coming week, one cannot look past the New Orleans Saints VS the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The matchup will basically come down to which team can move the ball down the field more effectively.
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Hands down… Saints will win as the players not only raise their game with most of the shadow withdrawn on their character by the NFL’s recent findings, but also due to facing a lifeless Bucs defense… What’s the line?
I guess everyone else thinks the same way as me. Why did you write an article about this game? Playoff chances ended for both teams this past Sunday. This season has been ill and failure for both teams. This game is even more meaningless than the one in 2009
The line is only NO – 3 1/2 which surprised me as well.
I’d lay that all day.
This wasn’t me. This was a contributing author.
I’m along the lines with Dwin here. I see the Saints covering no problem.
I see a 41-0 a#s kicking was due for the Buccaneers . Wow !
Drew Brees is congratulating the Bucs for turning up for that customary butt whupping .
We both knew that one was coming.