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Bucs vs Saints NFL Week 5 Capsule



STREAKS   Past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 4-1 Payton: 8-6
LAST WEEK W 27-24 at Steelers L 38-17 at Cowboys
LAST GAME 12/29/13: Buccaneers 17 at Saints 42. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 24 of 31 passes for 381 yards & 4 TDs (157.4 rating), including 76-yard TD to WR Kenny Stills.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Dick Stockton, Kirk Morrison, Kristina Pink (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (TB), 119 (NO). XM: 119 (NO).


PASSING Glennon: 38-66-423-3-1-85.6 Brees: 115-161-1203 (3L)-7-3-99.5
RUSHING Rainey: 41-199-4.9-0 K. Robinson: 40-215-5.4-1
RECEIVING Jackson: 13-134-10.3-2 J. Graham (TE): 32 (2L)-340-10.6-3
OFFENSE 290.8 425.8 (3L)
DEFENSE 387.8 396.0
SACKS M. Johnson, McCoy: 2 Galette: 2
INTs Lansanah: 1
PUNTING Koenen: 42.9 Morstead: 44.4
KICKING Murray (R): 18 (9/9 PAT, 3/4 FG) S. Graham: 23 (11/12 PAT; 4/5 FG)


BUCCANEERS: QB MIKE GLENNON had 1st career 300-yard game (302 yards, 2 TDs) last week in win at Pit. Threw 2 TD passes in only start vs. NO (12/29/13)…In his last game vs. NO, RB DOUG MARTIN rushed for 144 yards. Had rush TD last week…In 10/21/12 meeting, WR VINCENT JACKSON had 7 catches for career-high 216 yards (30.9 avg.) & TD. Had GW TD catch with 7 seconds left in Week 4. Among active players (min. 300 catches), has NFL-best 17.2 rec. avg. Rookie WR MIKE EVANS had 1st career TD last week. WR LOUIS MURPHY had 6 catches for 99 yards in TB debut in Week 4…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only player in NFL with 150+ tackles (181), 5+ sacks (7) & 5+ INTs (5). Aims for 3rd in row with FF. Had 1.5 sacks in 9/15/13 game vs. NO. LB MASON FOSTER had 85-yard INT-TD vs. NO in 9/15/13 meeting. DT GERALD MC COY has 1.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. Has 9.5 sacks in past 11. DE MICHAEL JOHNSON had 2 sacks & FF last week. DE DA’QUAN BOWERS had sack in Week 4, his 1st of season…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has won 5 in row vs. TB & has 113.3 rating in those 5. Aims for 5th in row vs. TB with 300+ yards. In past 4 meetings, has 3 games with 4 TD passes. In past 9 at home, is 9-0 & has completed 256 of 346 (74 pct.) for 3,128 yards with 29 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 125.7 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 39,936 pass yards & 290 pass TDs… RB KHIRY ROBINSON had career-long 62-yard run last week & career-best 87 yards. RB PIERRE THOMAS had rush TD in last meeting & has 3 TDs in past 5 vs. TB. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 15 catches for 250 yards (125 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with TD. Has 11 TDs in past 10 at home. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 318 catches, 4,057 yards & 42 TDs. WR KENNY STILLS had 76-yard TD in last game vs. TB. WR BRANDIN COOKS leads NFL rookies with 23 catches…LB JUNIOR GALETTE had 2 sacks in last meeting. In past 4 vs. TB, DE CAMERON JORDAN has 3 sacks, 3 FFs & FR. CB KEENAN LEWIS had INT in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2009, S JAIRUS BYRD has 22 INTs, most by NFL S. S KENNY VACCARO had sack last week.

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