Buccaneers-Saints Capsule

TAMPA BAY (0-1) at NEW ORLEANS (0-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Saints by 10 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD -Buccaneers 0-1, Saints 0-1

SERIES RECORD -Saints lead series 29-17

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Buccaneers 23-20, Dec. 28, 2014

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Titans 42-14; Saints lost to Cardinals 31-19

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 32, Saints No. 24





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, the NFL's top overall draft choice last spring, threw first two TDs and first two INTs last week. ... Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has averaged 99 yards in past three meetings. ... Tampa Bay TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins had career-high 110 yards receiving and two TDs last week. ... Bucs WR Mike Evans has 12 TDs in his past 12 games. ... Bucs WR Vincent Jackson had eight catches for 144 yards in last game vs. New Orleans. Jackson's single-game, career-high 216 yards receiving also came against Saints on Oct. 21, 2012. ... Bucs DT Gerald McCoy and DE Jacques Smith each had a sack last week. Smith has 7 1/2 sacks in his past 10 games. ... Saints have won seven straight vs. Bucs. ... New Saints RB C.J. Spiller returned to practice this week, setting stage for possible return. Spiller has 12 TDs rushing, six TDs receiving and two TDs on kickoff returns in career. ... Saints QB Drew Brees passed for 355 yards, one TD last week. He needs three TDs to become fourth QB in NFL history with 400. ... Saints RB Mark Ingram had career-high eight catches and 98 yards receiving, while RB Khiry Robinson had career-high five catches for 51 yards receiving last week. ... Saints rushed for only 54 yards on 20 carries at Cardinals, averaging 2.7 yards per carry. ... Saints WR Brandon Coleman scored first career TD, finishing with four catches for 41 yards. ... Rookie CB Damian Swann led Saints with six tackles. ... Saints rookie LB Hau'oli Kikaha had forced fumble in first career game, recovered by CB Delvin Breaux, also making his NFL debut. ... Fantasy: It has been apparent from early in training camp - as well as in season opener - that Saints intend to throw to running backs frequently. Look for Ingram to handle ball a lot in both running and passing game. Saints' defense, meanwhile, has struggled to cover tight ends, so Seferian-Jenkins could be in for second strong outing in as many games.


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