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Saints vs bucs 2021

Saints vs bucs 2021

Saints vs bucanneers

When Saints quarterback Jameis Winston could no longer walk on his own, his New Orleans teammates rose up in dramatic fashion to knock off Tom Brady and the defending champs.Saints RB Alvin Kamara bags groceries while surprising shoppers by paying their grocery bills. Saints starting running back Alvin Kamara will miss his third straight game with a knee injury, and backup Mark Ingram is listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. Buffalo.Saints RB Alvin Kamara bags groceries while surprising shoppers by paying their grocery bills.

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In 2017, the two teams met in Weeks 9 and 17. In the week 9 meeting, Jameis Winston was sidelined in the second half due to an injury, and Mike Evans was penalized for unnecessary roughness, after shoving Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore to the ground for punching a helmet-less Winston seconds earlier for which he would later receive a one-game suspension. In the week 17 meeting, Tampa Bay scored a game-winning touchdown with 9 seconds left in regulation to upset the playoff-bound Saints. Though the Saints clinched the NFC South crown, the last-second loss effectively dropped the Saints from the #3 seed in the NFC playoffs to the #4 seed. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The two teams met again at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday Night Football in Week 9, and the Saints would beat the Buccaneers, 38-3, the most lopsided loss of Brady's career. The win resulted in a regular season sweep for the Saints, marking the first time Brady was swept by a divisional rival. The game was a turning point for both teams as the Buccaneers, who were 1st in the NFC South coming into the game, dropped to second in the division and sparked a two game losing streak. Meanwhile the Saints, who'd struggled in the 2020 regular season, returned to their dominance they'd seen the previous three seasons. The win for the Saints ultimately culminated in a fourth consecutive NFC South championship. The game was also a bounce back game for Michael Thomas, who only caught 3 passes for 17 yards and no touchdowns in Week 1 before suffering an ankle injury that kept him out until the teams' second meeting. The Saints gained attention for dancing in the Buccaneers' locker room, Jordan continuing to talk trash, and Winston "eating a W" as he did to motivate the Bucs to beat New Orleans before their 2017 Week 9 matchup. Their celebration, however, was later found to be in violation of the league's COVID-19 policies, and they were ultimately fined $500,000 and were stripped of a seventh-round draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Saints finished the season with a 12-4 record and the Buccaneers finished 11-5, with both teams earning a playoff berth. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Joe Tryon-Shoyinka. Last Sunday, outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul played 59% of the Buccaneers' defensive snaps, which is practically a day off for the indestructible veteran. Of course, he did so after not taking a single snap of practice all week due to shoulder and hand injuries. This week, Pierre-Paul once again sat out every workout as Bruce Arians continues prioritizing having him available for game days. Against the Bears, Tryon-Shoyinka, the rookie who is the third man in the Bucs' edge-rush rotation, played just two fewer snaps than Pierre-Paul and it seems likely he'll get a large share of work again in the Superdome. All of the Bucs' pass-rushers will be key figures in Sunday's game, as how the defense fares will likely rest on how much pressure is put on Jameis Winston. Winston has a strong 102.4 passer rating in his first year as the Saints' starter and only three interceptions thrown over six games. However, he holds onto the ball for an average of 3.07 seconds, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, the third-highest figure in the league, and he's been less effective when pressured. According to NGS, Winston's passer rating when he has thrown under pressure this year is 59.3 and all three of his picks were released under pressure. (Source: www.buccaneers.com)

What was supposed to be a matchup between the Super Bowl champion Bucs and their former quarterback Jameis Winston sadly ended early as Winston was carted off with a knee injury in the second quarter. Longtime backup Trevor Siemian took the reins against Tom Brady, but didn’t struggle the way so many other backups have. (Source: thespun.com)

Self-inflicted errors plagued the Bucs on both sides of the ball, from costly penalties to three uncharacteristic turnovers from Tom Brady . . . Saints quarterback Jameis Winston left the game in the first half with a knee injury and did not return, and with Taysom Hill inactive due to injury, third-stringer Trevor Siemian engineered the win for New Orleans . . . The Bucs overcame a 23-7 deficit in the third quarter, regaining a narrow lead in the fourth quarter before letting it slip away in the final minutes due to turnovers and penalties in critical moments down the stretch . . . Tampa Bay continues to struggle against the Saints in the regular season, dropping their sixth straight game to New Orleans, failing to overcome one of the most hostile road environments in the NFL. (Source: bucswire.usatoday.com)

 

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