New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction & preview 24.12.16
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Tampa Bay by a account of 16-11; but again absent this accomplished Sunday night (26-20 to the Dallas Cowboys) to abatement to (8-6) on the season.
They now charge to win both of their actual amateur as well, forth with at atomic one Green Bay Packers loss, to agreement themselves of the 6th and final Agrarian Agenda spot.
The Saints appear into Saturday’s challenge as a 3-point favorite, but the Buccaneers accept in fact won two of their endure three amateur adjoin the Saints and the home aggregation has won three of the endure four affairs all-embracing in the about 40-year history of the alternation amid the two teams.
With both teams so atrocious to win, you can apprehend a high-caliber challenge that’s abounding with big plays; as both teams “pull out all the stops” in adjustment to accomplish a much-needed victory.
So with that in mind, it’s time to present our account “bold predictions” for this win-or-else challenge for New Orleans.
Despite New Orleans’ achievement in Arizona endure Sunday, Atlanta’s achievement over San Francisco concluded the Saints hopes of acceptable the NFC South. They still accept a algebraic attempt a agrarian card, but charge to win their final two amateur and achievement the Redskins, Packers and Buccaneers all lose in Weeks 16 and 17.
Speaking of Tampa Bay, Sunday night’s 26-20 accident in Dallas concluded the Bucs’ five-game acceptable streak. Added importantly, it alone them a bold abaft Atlanta for aboriginal abode in the NFC South. Tampa Bay can still assure a playoff atom with a win over New Orleans on Saturday… and absolutely a bit of help. Green Bay, Detroit and Washington all accept to lose, so the added apparent book has the Bucs demography affliction of business adjoin the Saints and acquisitive that the Falcons abatement at Carolina to set up a win-and-you’re-in book in Week 17.
The Bucs stop actuality in Week 15, area Tampa Bay saw its five-game win band end at the easily of the Dallas Cowboys with a 26-20 loss. Up advanced for Jameis Winston and aggregation is a date with the Saints, whom Tampa Bay exhausted aback in Week 14, 16-11.
In the Dallas game, Winston was artlessly not in his element. While he anesthetized for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Winston coughed up two picks and was sacked four times. Cameron Brate, meanwhile, led the aggregation with 73 accepting yards on 5 catches, axis one into a touchdown.
Brees absolutely has to accompany it on adjoin Tampa Bay, abnormally with the Saints’ aegis defective all the scoring beanbag it can get based on how bad it has performed. The Saints were advantageous they had Brees to save the day in the Arizona game, as the Cards mustered 425 absolute yards.
The Saints’ breach is baleful no amount the opponent. They’re scoring 29.0 PPG and are aboriginal in the alliance in absolute yards with 423.3 per bold average.
Tampa Bay’s not as accomplished offensively as Arizona, but it has decidedly bigger back the aboriginal affair so that afflictive Saints’ aegis has to appearance some teeth