The New Orleans Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in one of the NFL games on Sunday, start time at 4:25 PM ET, at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) are riding in a four-game winning streak to tie Atlanta in the NFC South. Tampa Bay defeated the San Diego Chargers, 28-21, last week in which Jameis Winston completed 20 of 30 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown against an interception. On the ground, Doug Martin rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown in 17 carries while Jacquizz Rodgers added 29 yards in seven attempts. In the receiving end, Cameron Brate posted 86 yards and a touchdown in six receptions while Freddie Martino added 56 yards in four catches. Mike Evans had 38 yards in three catches.
Offensively, the Bucs are averaging 23.1 points and 362.2 total yards (257.3 in passing and 104.9 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Bucs are yielding 23.8 points and 366.0 total yards (249.9 in passing and 116.1 in rushing) per game.
The New Orleans Saints (5-7) are not out of the battle for a playoff spot as they are just two games behind Atlanta and Tampa Bay. The Saints are coming from a 28-13 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 carries. In the receiving end, Coby Fleener posted 86 yards in five receptions while Brandin Cooks added 73 yards in seven receptions. Travaris Cadet added 53 yards in five catches.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 28.9 points and 428.7 total yards (319.4 in passing and 109.2 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Saints are yielding 27.9 points and 374.8 total yards (276.8 in passing and 97.9 in rushing) per game.
Saints vs Buccaneers game schedule info:
Date: December 11, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: Fox
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds and Point Spread: -2.5 Bucs, 51.5 O/u
Prediction: Bucs win