Struggling Buccaneers Can't Overcome Four Turnovers in Loss to Saints

Tanya Simon
November 18, 2019

"Last week, for the first time ever with Drew Brees under center at home, the New Orleans Saints didn't score a touchdown".

Drew Brees looks at Tampa Bay and sees an opportunity for the New Orleans Saints to reassert themselves, though not necessarily because the Buccaneers have a young, inexperienced secondary.

Tampa Bay (3-7) won the opening coin toss but chose to receive the ball at the start of the second half, putting the New Orleans offense on the field first. Maybe it's one of those things that when it's all said and done you'll look back and you'll really appreciate it. With just under six minutes to play in the game and down only 10, Winston was in the shotgun four straight times, threw three incompletions and an intercpetion returned for a touchdown to ice the game. New Orleans will likely do what they've been doing much of the season: rely on Cam Jordan and the defensive line to continue wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks. The Buccaneers have been surprisingly good in terms of run defense this year, but lucky for Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, they are extremely bad when it comes to covering the pass.

Tampa Bay, meanwhile, put its four-game losing streak to bed after holding off the Cardinals last week, improving to 3-6. And 23-8 ATS in their last 31 road games.

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Now, it's the division-leading Saints looking to rebound after being held without a touchdown in last week's 26-9 loss to last-place Atlanta. Like I said above they are coming off a loss that many of us thought will not happen. But after committing a false start on a third & one, Winston had a pass intended for wide receiver Mike Evans fall incomplete. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore left last weekend's game with a pulled hamstring.

With Eli Apple and either Patrick Robinson or P.J. Although the Saints lost, the Falcons finished with fewer than 200 net yards passing. Jameis Winston's pass was right on the money to Howard, who dropped it. "Says Dean's strength is man but they'll reevaluate their approach because Dean needs to be on the field" (Carmen Vitali via Twitter). "All of those things you study". That's a decision Arians appears to regret in hindsight.

Today the Bucs did what they do best at home - not show up. Williams alongside him, it could be hard for the Saints defense to keep up. Breesus was sacked six times. In addition to Clapp, the Saints have a couple of veterans who could sub in as needed: Nick Easton and Patrick Omameh. Easton has played in just three games this season and was a healthy scratch last weekend, but that could change. "I don't know what we've got to do to overturn it, but we've got to do something because this feeling is very bad".

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