The Buccaneers are below .500 for the second time this season but that doesn’t mean the team is down in the dumps. It seems the Bucs of the past few weeks are just a second too late or a step behind , but there’s still time to try and hone their skills for next year. The New Orleans Saints have had an equally disappointing season, but under much different circumstances.
When these two teams met earlier in the season, the Buccaneers almost pulled out a win at home but came up just short. This time around the setting in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and while the stakes in terms of the playoff race are virtually gone, there is still a massive matter of pride on the line, and the Bucs would love nothing more than to get back on track by thumping the Saints on the road.
Can the Bucs beat the Saints? Will Doug Martin follow in the footsteps of fellow rookie David Wilson and gash the Saints defense, or will we see more of the same in terms of Drew Brees beating up a vulnerable Bucs secondary? We’ll have live updates below, so be sure to get in on the action and keep up with the Bucs in our open thread below the live blog.