Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Predictions

How we predict Tampa Bay will fare against New Orleans
OFFENSE Buccaneers Saints
Passing Yards296 yds The Buccaneers' excellent passing offense will dominate the Saints
Excellent
Passing
VS
Poor
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards91 yds The Buccaneers' poor rushing offense won't be a factor against the Saints
Poor
Rushing
VS
Excellent
Rushing Defense
Points26 pts The Buccaneers' average point scoring may be a factor against the Saints
Average
Scoring Ability
VS
Below Average
Overall Defense
Red Zone55% The Buccaneers' below average red zone offense is matched by the Saints
Below Average
Red Zone Offense
VS
Below Average
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns3 TDs The Buccaneers' average touchdown scoring may be a factor against the Saints
Average
TD Scoring
VS
Below Average
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Buccaneers' good skill at forcing fumbles should be a factor against the Saints
Good
Fumble Forcing
VS
Average
Ball Security
Interceptions0 ints The Buccaneers' below average interception ability won't be a factor against the Saints
Below Average
Picking
VS
Excellent
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Buccaneers' poor sacking ability won't be a factor against the Saints
Poor
Pass Rush
VS
Excellent
Offensive Line
New Orleans Saints

Saints Predictions

How we predict New Orleans will fare against Tampa Bay
OFFENSE Saints Buccaneers
Passing Yards291 yds The Saints' excellent passing offense will dominate the Buccaneers
Excellent
Passing
VS
Poor
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards105 yds The Saints' average rushing offense is matched by the Buccaneers
Average
Rushing
VS
Average
Rushing Defense
Points28 pts The Saints' excellent point scoring will dominate the Buccaneers
Excellent
Scoring Ability
VS
Poor
Overall Defense
Red Zone60% The Saints' excellent red zone offense will dominate the Buccaneers
Excellent
Red Zone Offense
VS
Poor
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns3 TDs The Saints' excellent touchdown scoring will dominate the Buccaneers
Excellent
TD Scoring
VS
Poor
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Saints' average skill at forcing fumbles may be a factor against the Buccaneers
Average
Fumble Forcing
VS
Average
Ball Security
Interceptions0 ints The Saints' average interception ability may be a factor against the Buccaneers
Average
Picking
VS
Average
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Saints' good sacking ability should be a factor against the Buccaneers
Good
Pass Rush
VS
Average
Offensive Line

OFFENSE

Whose offense is better when it counts?

passing

#1 Buccaneers
10.0
#3 Saints
9.3
Great passing by the Buccaneers:
392 yds Sep 24, 2018 vs Steelers
345 yds Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
319 yds Oct 5, 2017 vs Patriots

rushing

#33 Buccaneers
4.7
#15 Saints
7.5
Great rushing by the Saints:
143 yds Sep 23, 2018 at Falcons
148 yds Dec 3, 2017 vs Panthers
298 yds Nov 12, 2017 at Bills

red zone performance

#30 Buccaneers
5.1
#3 Saints
9.2
Great red zone performance by the Saints:
71% Nov 12, 2017 at Bills
67% Oct 22, 2017 at Packers
100% Oct 15, 2017 vs Lions

scoring points

#12 Buccaneers
7.4
#1 Saints
10.0
High points scored by the Saints:
24 pts Jan 14, 2018 at Vikings
31 pts Jan 7, 2018 vs Panthers
34 pts Nov 19, 2017 vs Redskins

Game History

See the previous matchups
Winner
Prediction
IronRank Before
IronRank After
Sep 9, 2018 Week 1
New Orleans Saints
vs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4048
2620
16691479
16401508
Dec 31, 2017 Week 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
vs
New Orleans Saints
3124
2126
15191694
15451669
Nov 5, 2017 Week 9
New Orleans Saints
vs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3010
2821
16891448
17151422

Iron Rank Over Time

See how our Iron Rank changes with each game

Comments

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Same as the second game against the Falcons the NFC South is probably the most improved division since 2014, but the two bottom teams in the NFC East (Falcons and Buccaneers) will still have a good amount of ground to cover before they can really think about taking away the top two's thrones. I predict this second meeting between these two to come out to Saints: 31 to Buccaneers: 21.
The first meeting between these two district rivals in the 2014-2015 season won't be full of to much excitement, I expect the preceding games to set the standard for this game even though the Buccaneers have made massive changes to their line-up since last year including the coach. I predict Saints: 35 to Buccaneers: 17.
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