Saints vs Buccaneers Week Seven Capsule

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-4) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-3)

SERIES

SAINTS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 23-17  
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Kromer: 0-0 Schiano: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 5: W 31-24 vs. Chargers) W 38-10 vs. Chiefs
LAST GAME 11/6/11: Buccaneers 16 at Saints 27. New Orleans RB Darren Sproles has 99 scrimmage yards (42 rush, 57 rec.), including 21-yard TD catch from QB Drew Brees, in division win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/11: Buccaneers 26, Saints 20. Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman passes for 303 yards & 2 TDs as Buccaneers race to 20-7 1st-half lead en route to victory.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 91 (NO), 136 (TB). XM: 234 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Brees: 139-236-1,720 (3C)-14 (T2L)-6-90.7 Freeman: 80-145-1,118-8-5-84.2
RUSHING P. Thomas: 37-182-4.9-0 Martin (R): 84-323-3.8-1
RECEIVING Colston: 28-444-15.9-4 Jackson: 20-370-18.5-4
OFFENSE 402.0 (3C) 313.4
TAKE/GIVE +1 +3
DEFENSE 456.0 387.2
SACKS Galette: 3 Bennett: 4
INTs 3 tied: 1 Barber: 2
PUNTING Morstead: 51.2 (1C) Koenen: 44.3
KICKING Hartley: 37 (16/16 PAT; 7/9 FG) Barth: 42 (12/12 PAT; 10/11 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has TD pass in 48 consecutive games and passed HOFer JOHNNY UNITAS (47) for longest streak in NFL history. In 5 games this season, has 4 300-yard games & 4 games with 3+ TD passes. Aims for 3rd in row with 370+ yards & 3+ TDs…Since 2011, RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 114 catches. RB PIERRE THOMAS has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. TB…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has TD in 6 of past 8. Had 7 catches for 124 yards in last game at TB. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 18 catches for 284 yards (142 per game) & 4 TDs in past 2. Aims for 3rd in row with 9+ catches, 130+ yards & TD. Had 7 catches for 118 yards & TD in last game at TB. WR DEVERY HENDERSON caught TD to extend Brees’ record streak in Week 5 & had 8 catches for 123 yards. WR LANCE MOORE has TD in 2 of past 3 in TB…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB. Had sack & FF in last meeting. Had INT (41 yards) in Week 5. LB CURTIS LOFTON had 26-yard INT-TD in last game vs. TB (1/1/12 with Atl.)…BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH FREEMAN has won 2 of past 3 vs. NO & has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 108.6 rating in those 3. When he has 95+ rating, Bucs are 11-4 (.733). Passed for 328 yards, 3 TDs & 124.7 rating last week…RB DOUG MARTIN is 3rd among NFL rookie RBs with 323 rush yards…WR VINCENT JACKSON had 2 TDs last week & has 3 TDs in past 2. Since 2008, Jackson avg. 18 yards per catch (221 rec., 3,989 yards), best in NFL (min. 200 catches). WR MIKE WILLIAMS has TD catch or 100+ yards in 4 of past 5. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards…Club’s rushing defense is 4th in NFL (75 yards per game). Team is 2nd in NFL in red zone defense with 25.0 TD pct. (16 poss, 4 TDs allowed). DB RONDE BARBER is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (45). Had 78-yard INT-TD last week, his 12th career INT/FR-TD, tied for 3rd most in NFL history. Only player all-time with 8+ INT-TDs, 4+ FR-TDs & PR-TD. Had INT in last meeting. Has 2 games with career-high 3 INTs vs. NO. Rookie S MARK BARRON had INT last week.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Buccaneers Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply