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New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick & Prediction NOV 8TH 2020

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Tom Brady and Drew Brees could change places yet again as the top two touchdown passers in NFL history.

 

The host Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints could change places atop the NFC South standings.

 

Much will be at stake when the two most prolific active quarterbacks in the NFL lead their respective teams against each other Sunday night in Tampa.

 

Brady and the Buccaneers (6-2) lead the South by a half-game over Brees and the Saints (5-2), who prevailed 34-23 when these teams met in the season opener.

 

Both quarterbacks had two touchdown passes last week, leaving Brady with 561 for his career, one more than Brees. The Saints quarterback had leapfrogged Brady on the all-time list last Sunday with a pair of scoring passes at Chicago.

 

The two future Hall of Famers could trade places multiple times Sunday night and beyond.

 

"I'd say it's pretty cool," Brees said. "I'm just laser-focused on the job that is right in front of me and the opportunity that we have this week. Winning the football game is the most important thing, and however we can get that done.

 

"We both play on very good teams for very good organizations, with great coaches and great systems, great players around us. (I'm) just grateful for the opportunity to compete, grateful that we're in the situation where we're battling to win the division."

 

The Saints intercepted Brady twice and sacked him three times in the opener.

 

"I think we did some things well, we got the turnovers," New Orleans coach Sean Payton said. "I didn't think we played very well in some other areas when you watch the tape. They're playing with confidence."

 

New Orleans has won four consecutive games and Tampa Bay has won three in a row. The Saints have won their last four meetings against the Buccaneers.

 

Since the opener, Brady has completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,950 yards and 18 touchdowns with two interceptions. He has rushed for one touchdown in that span.

 

The Buccaneers activated wide receiver Antonio Brown from the suspended list earlier in the week. They signed the former Steeler, Raider and Patriot on Oct. 27.

 

"He'll have his role," Bucs coach Bruce Arians said. "It could be 10 plays, it could be 35 plays. I wouldn't anticipate 60 plays, for sure, but we'll just see how it goes."

 

Arians said Brown was "full speed" in his first workout with his new team.

 

"Everybody else was walking, but he was going full speed -- that's him anyway," Arians said. "Guys were helping him (and) he's got a really good handle on what we're trying to get done 'formationally' and everything. It was great interaction with all the guys and it was a good start to the week."

 

Tampa Bay also has plenty of receivers with Pro Bowlers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who was limited in practice Wednesday because of a finger injury, as well as tight end Rob Gronkowski.

 

"I've been taking care of myself off the field," Brown said. "I pride myself on being the guy who is staying in high condition and being physically fit. I spend a year and a half working out in parks and not being able to get a lot of reward. Just grateful to be in the position where I can work out and get the opportunity to play in the game and get some rewards."

 

Saints All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas hasn't played since the first meeting with Tampa Bay because of ankle and hamstring injuries. He practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

 

Running back Alvin Kamara was limited in practice because of a foot injury suffered in a win at Chicago last week, but he said he will play against the Buccaneers.

 

--Field Level Media

 

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New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player Position Lineup
Alex Anzalone primary: Middle Linebacker Starter
Terron Armstead primary: Left Tackle Starter
Drew Brees primary: Quarterback Starter
Malcom Brown primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jared Cook primary: Tight End Starter
Demario Davis primary: Weak Outside Linebacker Starter
C.J. Gardner-Johnson primary: Cornerback Starter
Trey Hendrickson primary: Defensive End Starter
Josh Hill primary: Tight End Starter
Janoris Jenkins primary: Left Cornerback Starter
Cameron Jordan primary: Left Defensive End Starter
Alvin Kamara primary: Runningback Starter
Marshon Lattimore primary: Right Cornerback Starter
Erik McCoy primary: Center Starter
David Onyemata primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Ryan Ramczyk primary: Right Tackle Starter
Michael Thomas primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Marcus Williams primary: Free Safety Starter
Malcolm Jenkins primary: Strong Safety Starter
Michael Burton primary: Runningback Starter
Andrus Peat primary: Left Guard Starter
Cesar Ruiz primary: Right Guard Starter
Marcus Davenport primary: Defensive End Substitution
Nick Easton primary: Center Substitution
Kaden Elliss primary: Linebacker Substitution
Carl Granderson primary: Defensive End Substitution
J.T. Gray primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Ethan Greenidge primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Deonte Harris primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Taysom Hill primary: Quarterback Substitution
Wil Lutz primary: Kicker Substitution
Thomas Morstead primary: Punter Substitution
Latavius Murray primary: Runningback Substitution
Craig Robertson primary: Linebacker Substitution
Patrick Robinson primary: Cornerback Substitution
Tre'quan Smith primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Shy Tuttle primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Dwayne Washington primary: Runningback Substitution
Zach Wood primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Emmanuel Sanders primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
D.J. Swearinger primary: Defensive Back Substitution
P.J. Williams primary: Cornerback Substitution
Zack Baun primary: Linebacker Substitution
Adam Trautman primary: Tight End Substitution
Malcolm Roach primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Jameis Winston primary: Quarterback Substitution
Marquez Callaway primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
James Hurst primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Derrick Kelly primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Ty Montgomery primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Ken Crawley primary: Cornerback Not active
Player Position Lineup
Antony Auclair primary: Tight End Starter
Shaquil Barrett primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Alex Cappa primary: Right Guard Starter
Lavonte David primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Carlton Davis primary: Cornerback Starter
Jamel Dean primary: Cornerback Starter
Mike Evans primary: Wide Receiver Starter
William Gholston primary: Defensive Linesman Starter
Chris Godwin primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Ryan Jensen primary: Center Starter
Ronald Jones II primary: Runningback Starter
Rakeem Nunez-Roches primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Jason Pierre-Paul primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Donovan Smith primary: Left Tackle Starter
Devin White primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Jordan Whitehead primary: Safety Starter
Tom Brady primary: Quarterback Starter
Joe Haeg primary: Left Guard Starter
Ndamukong Suh primary: Defensive Linesman Starter
Rob Gronkowski primary: Tight End Starter
Tristan Wirfs primary: Right Tackle Starter
Antoine Winfield Jr. primary: Safety Starter
Cameron Brate primary: Tight End Substitution
Sean Murphy-Bunting primary: Cornerback Substitution
Mike Edwards primary: Safety Substitution
Tanner Hudson primary: Tight End Substitution
Scotty Miller primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Anthony Nelson primary: Outside Linebacker Substitution
Patrick O'Connor primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Bradley Pinion primary: Punter Substitution
Ryan Smith primary: Cornerback Substitution
Zach Triner primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Kevin Minter primary: Inside Linebacker Substitution
Andrew Adams primary: Safety Substitution
Blaine Gabbert primary: Quarterback Substitution
Tyler Johnson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Chapelle Russell primary: Inside Linebacker Substitution
Cam Gill primary: Outside Linebacker Substitution
Josh Wells primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Jaydon Mickens primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Leonard Fournette primary: Runningback Substitution
Ryan Succop primary: Kicker Substitution
A.Q. Shipley primary: Center Substitution
Ross Cockrell primary: Cornerback Substitution
Steve McLendon primary: Nose Tackle Substitution
Antonio Brown primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Ryan Griffin primary: Quarterback Not active
Ali Marpet primary: Guard Not active
Aaron Stinnie primary: Guard Did not play
Justin Watson primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Ke'Shawn Vaughn primary: Runningback Not active
Khalil Davis primary: Defensive Linesman Not active
LeSean McCoy primary: Runningback Did not play

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 7 Yards
    • Passer: Drew Brees
    • Pass Receiver: Adam Trautman
    • Conv Kicker: Wil Lutz
  • MIN 9
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 14 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Tre'quan Smith
    • Conv Kicker: Wil Lutz
    • Passer: Drew Brees
  • Period 2
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 36 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Wil Lutz
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Wil Lutz
    • Rusher: Alvin Kamara
  • MIN 11
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 12 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Emmanuel Sanders
    • Conv Kicker: Wil Lutz
    • Passer: Drew Brees
  • Period 4
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 48 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Ryan Succop
  • MIN 9
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 3 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Josh Hill
    • Conv Kicker: Wil Lutz
    • Passer: Drew Brees
  • Match End

GAMES

Last 10

W 70% L 30%
7 3
  • Tampa Bay L 30 - 20
  • Chicago W 9 - 21
  • @Carolina W 33 - 7
  • Minnesota W 33 - 52
  • Kansas City L 32 - 29
  • @Philadelphia L 21 - 24
  • @Atlanta W 21 - 16
  • @Denver W 31 - 3
  • Atlanta W 9 - 24
  • San Francisco W 13 - 27
W 80% L 20%
8 2
  • Kansas City W 9 - 31
  • @Green Bay W 31 - 26
  • @New Orleans W 30 - 20
  • @Washington W 31 - 23
  • Atlanta W 27 - 44
  • @Detroit W 47 - 7
  • @Atlanta W 31 - 27
  • Minnesota W 14 - 26
  • Kansas City L 27 - 24
  • L.A. Rams L 27 - 24

Last Meetings

  • Buccaneers @ Saints 30-20
  • Saints @ Buccaneers 38-3
  • Buccaneers @ Saints 23-34
  • Saints @ Buccaneers 34-17
  • Buccaneers @ Saints 24-31
  • Saints @ Buccaneers 28-14
  • Buccaneers @ Saints 48-40
  • Saints @ Buccaneers 24-31
  • Buccaneers @ Saints 10-30
  • Buccaneers @ Saints 24-31

American Football Conference

AFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Buffalo Bills133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-29-0-1
Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
AFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
AFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars115 0.06310.00.00.0 1-70-81-0-10
AFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

NFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
NFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
NFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
NFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

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