During this Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 2020 matchup, we’ll see something familiar that we missed last year: Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski. But it won’t exactly be the same. Brady and Gronkowski will make their Bucs debut in New Orleans on September 13.
We may find out the answer to the question Who is most responsible for the Patriots success? Brady or Belichick?
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Game Information
|Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
When: Sunday, September 13 – 4:25pm ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA
TV Network: FOX
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints History
Being NFC South rivals, these two have faced each other at least two times a year since 1977. With no postseason meetings between the two, there have only been 56 matches between Tampa Bay and New Orleans. Of those 56, the Saints have unsurprisingly won the majority leading the series 35-21.
Last Season Recap
The Saints have pretty much had their way with their NFC South rival. New Orleans is 14-6 against the Bucs since 2010. They’re even better at home.
The Saints beat the Buccaneers in both of their 2019 meetings. Drew Brees sat out the first meeting with an injury. It didn’t matter because Teddy Bridgewater balled out! Bridgewater passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns. He connected with Michael Thomas for a season-high 182 yards and two touchdowns. New Orleans won 31-24
Brees returned to throw for 228 yards and three touchdowns at Tampa Bay later in the season. Michael Thomas went for triple digits and a score yet again.
NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
Tom Brady, albeit with the Pats, is 4-1 against the Saints lifetime. He’s thrown for 1,433 yards and 11 touchdowns with a 103.6 average passer rating. He’s been picked off three times.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints News & Betting Picks
Get ready for an up-close NFL betting look at this Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints matchup. Below we will be covering the latest news from both teams, updated injury reports as well as last year’s statistics.
The talks surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers involve one thing and one thing only: Tom Brady’s arrival. Brady is inarguably one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history. Not only that, he’s unquestionably one of the greatest athletes to ever walk the earth. However, his success has been tied with Bill Belichick’s name and the Patriot way in general. Now, joining the Buccaneers, Brady has a chance to prove – once and for all, that he was the prime reason behind New England’s dynasty.
It’s not a leap to assume that Brady had his pick of teams to join. A 6-time Super Bowl winning quarterback is afforded that kind of luxury. So why did Brady decide to go to Tampa? Apart from the warm weather and proximity to his family, it’s clear that the Buccaneer’s offensive weapons wooed Brady. After all, not too many teams boast two receivers with over 1,000 receiving yards.
Tampa Bay has just that in Mike Evans and Chris Goodwin. Goodwin finished last year’s action with 1,333 receiving yards, 9 touchdowns and 86 receptions. Evans on the other hand, raked in 1,157 receiving yards, 8 touchdowns and 67 receptions. This receiving duo put up those impressive numbers with Jameis Winston under center. With this in mind, should we expect more out of Tampa Bay’s receivers in 2020? After all, Gronk will be joining the corps as well.
The New Orleans Saints ended a strong season with a heart-wrenching loss in the wild card round of the playoffs. After scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, the Saints allowed a Kirk Cousins touchdown pass to end their season.
Drew Brees missed much of the season with an injury. Starting in his absence, Teddy Bridgewater led the Saints to a perfect 5-0 record. Brees returned in Week 8 and won seven of their last nine games.
With their first pick in the draft, the Saints selected C Cesar Ruiz out of Michigan. Ruiz will provide the Saints with some depth on their offensive line and more protection for Brees. The Saints only had 4-picks in the 2020 NFL draft. This was due to a litany of trades the Saints made to rack up some picks in the 2019 draft as well as 2021’s.
Notable additions the Saints made in the offseason include safety Malcolm Jenkins from the Eagles, quarterback Jameis Winston from Tampa Bay, and running back Ty Montgomery from the Jets.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Expert Picks
See all of our expert picks for each Week 1 game here.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +3 ½, +155 moneyline, 48 o/u
New Orleans Saints: -3 ½, -175 moneyline, 48 o/u
Straight Up Pick (Gilad Chudler)
Brady Makes His Debut with the Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a mediocre season in 2019. They ended up with a 7-9 record and finished third in the NFC South. Head coach Bruce Arians will enter his second season with the franchise in 2020 and fans are expecting big things this year.
In case you lived in a cave during the offseason, you should know that the Buccaneers acquired Tom Brady this year who ended a prolific career with the New England Patriots. Despite his age Brady is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and is expected to help Tampa Bay improve its offense this year.
The New Orleans Saints had a great 2019, ending the year with a 13-3 regular season record. It was enough to win the NFC South where they went 5-1 in their division. The Saints played the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card round and suffered a heart wrenching defeat in overtime, 26-20.
The Drew Brees and Michael Thomas combo will be a force to be reckoned with on offense again this year and we expect to big things in 2020. Although our hearts want to see Tom Brady win in his debut with the Buccaneers, the Saints just look too good this year. Expect a New Orleans victory and consider making a point spread wager.
Over/Under Pick (Zack Robinson)
Tom Brady vs Drew Brees Round 1. That’s basically it, and both veteran QB’s have tons of talent around them. The Bucs’ backfield is loaded with RB’s Ronald Jones, LeSean McCoy and Leonard Fournette and Brady have WR’s Mike Evans and Chris Goodwin alongside TE Rob Gronkowski as his main targets.
On the other side, Drew Brees have Michael Thomas, consider by many the best WR in the entire NFL, and now, veteran WR Emmanuel Sanders. After some contract disputes, RB Alvin Kamara will be back. Last year the Saints won both games (31-24 and 34-17). Go with the over in a thrilling match.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Rundown
Tampa Bay 2019 Offensive Rankings (per game)
New Orleans 2019 Offensive Rankings (per game)
• Points Scored: 28.6 (4th)
•Total Yards: 397.9 (3rd)
•Passing Yards: 302.8 (1st)
•Rushing Yards: 95.1 (24th)
• Points Scored: 28.1 (5th)
•Total Yards: 373.9 (9th)
•Passing Yards: 263.0 (7th)
•Rushing Yards: 107.9 (16th)
Tampa Bay 2019 Defensive Rankings (per game)
New Orleans 2019 Defensive Rankings (per game)
• Points Allowed: 28.1 (29th)
•Total Yards Allowed: 343.9 (15th)
•Passing Yards Allowed: 270.1 (30th)
•Rushing Yards Allowed: 73.8 (1st)
• Points Allowed: 21.3 (14th)
•Total Yards Allowed: 333.1 (11th)
•Passing Yards Allowed: 240 (19th)
•Rushing Yards Allowed: 94 (4th)
- New Orleans is on a 3-0 SU streak vs. Tampa Bay
- New Orleans is on a 3-0 ATS streak vs. Tampa Bay
- New Orleans is 12-4 SU vs. Tampa Bay since 2012
- Tampa Bay are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
- Tampa Bay are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against New Orleans.
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
- Tampa Bay are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in September.
- Tampa Bay are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division.
- New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
- New Orleans are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
- New Orleans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 1.