Saints Entertain Buccaneers In Home Opener – Game Preview
The New Orleans Saints return to action on Sunday afternoon, when they play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC West showdown.
Kickoff time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana is scheduled for noon, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420, as well as 97.3 The Dawg.
The game, which features two 0-1 teams, marks the home opener for the Saints.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 19.0 points-per-game, along with 408.0 total yards, including 354.0 passing yards, and 54.0 rushing yards-per-game.
New Orleans is led by quarterback Drew Brees, who threw for 355 and a touchdown last week, running back Mark Ingram, who ran for 24 yards on 9 touches, and receiver Brandin Cooks, who was held to one catch for four yards.
The Buccaneers, offensively, are averaging 14.0 points, 273.0 total yards, 181.0 passing yards, and 92.0 rushing yards a game.
Tampa Bay is paced by rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, who threw for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns last week, running back who rushed for 52 yards, and receiver Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who caught 5 passes for 110 yards and 2 scores.
Defensively, the Saints are giving an average of 427.0 yards-per-game, including 307.0 passing yards and 120.0 rushing yards, while the Buccaneers are allowing 309.0 total yards, including 185.0 passing yards and 124.0 rushing yards.