New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take place on Sunday in one of the four late afternoon kick offs, and will see the Saints attempt to gain another win to move to 2-0 and improve on their good start to the new season. The game will start at 4.05 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
This will be a physical NFC South match up with no love lost between the teams. New Orleans managed to claim a good win in Week 1 against another NFC South rival, the Atlanta Falcons, however, the Buccaneers went down against the New York Jets.
That means the Buccaneers will be desperate to claim their first win today and avoid beginning the new season 0-2.
The Saints will feel they are favorites for this match up, having successfully put down the Buccaneers twice last year. Last season when they went on the road to Tampa Bay they managed to win a close contest 35-28 in Week 7. In that game Drew Brees passed for 377 yards.
However, when the Saints hosted the Buccaneers in Week 15 last season they completely wiped the floor with them, winning 41-0.
Entering Week 2, the Buccaneers will be kicking themselves for losing to the Jets last week. They got themselves into a position where the win was there for the taking, but they collapsed on the final drive. They allowed the Jet's rookie quarterback Geno Smith to lead New York into field goal range, and then Nick Folk completed their last gasp win with a 48 yard field goal with just two seconds on the clock, handing the Buccaneers a 17-18 loss.
Last week the Saints meanwhile fell 0-10 behind in the first quarter as they took a while to warm up against the Falcons. However, they suddenly sparked into action in the second quarter and claimed three scores. Drew Brees completed an impressive 26 of 35 passes for 357 yards as well as two touchdowns and one interception. He will be an important player for the Saints if they are to come out on top again today.
New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the FOX network, or watched online through live stream by clicking here.