Buccaneers vs Saints

Buccaneers vs Saints 2019 NFL Football Get ready for an NFC South battle as Tampa Bay and New Orleans will face off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The teams split their matchups last year, with Tampa Bay winning the first 48-40 on the road and New Orleans taking the second 28-14…”Saints vs Buccaneers

Tampa Bay strolled past the Rams with points to spare last week, taking the contest 55-40. With that win, the Buccaneers brought their scoring average up a tier to 30.75 ppg.

Meanwhile, New Orleans fell to Dallas 13-10 when the two teams last met in November of last year; this time around, they exacted some revenge. New Orleans narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past Dallas 12-10. The success made it back-to-back wins for the Saints.

Their wins bumped the Buccaneers to 2-2 and the Saints to 3-1. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Buccaneers enter the matchup with only 59.30 rushing yards allowed per game on average, good for best in the league. Less enviably, the Saints are third worst in the NFL in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 6 on the season.
How To Watch

When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: FOX
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Saints are a 3-point favorite against the Buccaneers.

Over/Under: 46
Series History

New Orleans and Tampa Bay both have four wins in their last eight games.

Dec 09, 2018 - New Orleans 28 vs. Tampa Bay 14
Sep 09, 2018 - Tampa Bay 48 vs. New Orleans 40
Dec 31, 2017 - Tampa Bay 31 vs. New Orleans 24
Nov 05, 2017 - New Orleans 30 vs. Tampa Bay 10
Dec 24, 2016 - New Orleans 31 vs. Tampa Bay 24
Dec 11, 2016 - Tampa Bay 16 vs. New Orleans 11
Dec 13, 2015 - New Orleans 24 vs. Tampa Bay 17
Sep 20, 2015 - Tampa Bay 26 vs. New Orleans 19

NFL 2018 – 2019 First month review: NFL season has just reached its quarter mark with the wrap of week 5 last weekend.

At the conclusion of Monday Night Football game this past Monday, 30 out of 32 teams in the league have completed their quarter of the regular season.
As for the predictions before the season, it is mixed results in terms of meeting the expectations.

The New York Jets weren’t supposed to open strong; however, they surprised many by doing so. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Rams stood by the plan and have been playing well and winning.

On the disappointing side, the defending champions, Philadelphia Eagles are 2-2 after four weeks in and should be thankful to achieve even that.
With just under .500 record so far, we can see teams such as Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings who both are trying to figure out how to resolve this losing situation.
Entering the 2018 NFL season, total of 10 teams in the league in addition to the New England Patriots were marked as prospects contenders to win the Super Bowl.
Some teams in this list, such as the Minnesota Vikings have come short so far to meet the expectations while others like the New England Patriots have been relatively stable by now in spite of some major concerns that have surfaced.

Cincinnati Bengals are at impressive 3-1 record so far although their defense has not performed as expected. In spite of playing three games on the road they have managed to average 31.5 points a game and did it in a remarkable way showing toughness. Best exhibition of it could be seen during last Sunday game when they rallied to defeat the Falcons in Atlanta.

The Baltimore Ravens look good so far lead by quarterback Joe Flacco who has reminded his 2012 performance the season in which the Ravens won the championship. Ravens are 3-1 after week 4, mainly thanks to the reliable and consistent defense which yielded 65 points so far, second only to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The off-season trade of Khalil Mack coming from Oakland made a huge impact on the Chicago Bears performance so far this season, resulting in reassessed probability of 78.5 percent of them making the playoffs. Their biggest asset is the defense which has been the key factor in their 3-1 record at the end of the first month. The defense is currently in top form and there is no reason it won’t stay there as club managed to collect very special and talented defensive players during the off-season.
The last high score of 48 points against the Buccaneers should not set the bar for future coming as it was against a confused and indifferent team which doesn’t know its way at the moment.
With that being said, no credit should be taken away from the impressive stat of six touchdowns passes by the young quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
The real test time will be during winter time, during which the Bears turned downtrodden in recent years.

With six games ahead against teams that are inferior to them, at least on paper, the Oakland Raiders have a chance to turn things around given the poor start.
All these six teams have not made the playoffs last season. With that being said, the Raiders will have to come up with much better performance on the field and play in higher level in order to be a major contender in the AFC west.

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