Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints prediction and preview 2016.12.11:
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are tied with the Atlanta Falcons for the fine document within the NFC South with 4 games final on their standard season schedule. The Falcons maintain the tiebreaker for the division crown, however Tampa Bay is still in manage of its own playoff destiny through the NFC Wild Card heading in to this week’s showdown with the brand new Orleans Saints.
Curiously enough, the Saints would had been just one recreation again with a danger to be taking part in for first place on this spot had they not laid an egg at house to Detroit final week. As an alternative, they’ve now lost three of four and now have to go on the avenue – where they almost always wrestle – and be able to beat a crew that’s gained six of their last eight games.
Following straight-up losses in three of 4 games, the brand new Orleans Saints face their final danger to resuscitate their dwindling playoff hopes as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week.
The Saints’ swoon comes on the heels of an effective 4-1 SU run and leaves them with a 5-7 SU report, two video games again of Tampa Bay and the Atlanta Falcons in the division standings.
The 7-5 Buccaneers have roared to life following a mediocre three-5 SU begin. Tampa Bay has won 4 in a row each SU and in opposition to the spread to maneuver within reach of its first NFL playoff berth considering 2007.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) are using in a 4-recreation profitable streak to tie Atlanta within the NFC South. Tampa Bay defeated the San Diego Chargers, 28-21, final week where Jameis Winston accomplished 20 of 30 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown in opposition to an interception. On the ground, Doug Martin rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown in 17 includes at the same time Jacquizz Rodgers delivered 29 yards in seven attempts. In the receiving finish, Cameron Brate posted 86 yards and a landing in six receptions even as Freddie Martino added fifty six yards in 4 catches. Mike Evans had 38 yards in three catches.
Offensively, the Bucs are averaging 23.1 elements and 362.2 whole yards (257.Three in passing and 104.9 in speeding) per sport. Defensively, the Bucs are yielding 23.Eight features and 366.Zero total yards (249.9 in passing and 116.1 in dashing) per recreation.
The new Orleans Saints (5-7) aren’t out of the fight for a playoff spot as they’re simply two games in the back of Atlanta and Tampa Bay. The Saints are coming from a 28-thirteen loss to the Detroit Lions. Drew Brees completed 31 of 44 passes for 326 yards, no touchdowns but three interceptions. On the ground, Mark Ingram rushed for 37 yards in seven includes. Within the receiving end, Coby Fleener posted 86 yards in five receptions even as Brandin Cooks delivered 73 yards in seven receptions. Travaris Cadet added 53 yards in five catches.