Bucs vs. Saints Week 1 Pregame Report
We're finally here, folks. New Orleans Saints football returns on Sunday, as they have an interesting task on their hands hosting the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady leads his new team into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and looks to set things on fire in his first game not as a Patriot. It promises to be a highly entertaining affair, and most everyone will get a chance to watch it. Here's our pregame report for Week 1.
Where to Watch: FOX (WVUE Channel 8 locally) - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter)
Broadcast Map: Courtesy of 506sports.com
Where to Listen: WWL Radio locally (105.3FM) with Zach Strief, Deuce McAllister, and Steve Geller (sideline reporter); SIRIUS: 111 (TB), 83 (NO) | XM: 382 (TB), 225 (NO)
Jersey Combo: Black pants, black jerseys
Referee: Jerome Boger
Current Lines: Over/Under (48), Saints -3.5
Last 5 Matchups
- 11/17/19 - Saints 34, Buccaneers 17
- 10/6/19 - Saints 31, Buccaneers 24
- 12/9/18 - Saints 28, Buccaneers 14
- 9/9/19 - Buccaneers 48, Saints 40
- 12/31/17 - Buccaneers 31, Saints 24
The last time the Saints played the Bucs was in Tampa, where New Orleans finally broke a first quarter scoring drought, taking a 20-0 lead in the back half of the second quarter. The Saints would extend their lead to 27-10, and the Bucs cut the lead to 27-17 and made it interesting after Jameis Winston hooked up with Chris Godwin at the end of the third quarter. The Saints picked off Winston four times, which included the game's final tally courtesy of Marcus Williams.
Things to watch: Drew Brees needs just nine passing attempts to surpass Brett Favre (10,169) for most in NFL history. With at least 12 catches on Sunday, Michael Thomas will pass Jarvis Landry for the most receptions by a player through his first 5 seasons in NFL history.
Catch up on some of our Bucs-Saints coverage from the week...
- Series History
- Saints Fantasy Football Week 1: Start or Sit?
- Keys to a Saints Victory in Week 1 vs. Buccaneers
- Saints Promote 2 From Practice Squad for Buccaneers Game
- Saints or Bucs: Who has the Upper Edge in the NFC South?
- 3 Things to watch in Week 1: Bucs vs. Saints
- Saints rule out Marcus Davenport and Cesar Ruiz
- Malcolm Jenkins returns as a Leader
- New Orleans Offense vs. Tampa Bay Defense
- Saints Defense vs. Buccaneers Offense
- Saints Notes & Quotes: Week 1
- First Look: Buccaneers vs. Saints