NFC South Power Rankings after Week 4

Where do the Bucs stand after a big divisional win?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Trey Palmaer, Chris Godwin
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Trey Palmaer, Chris Godwin / Chris Graythen/GettyImages
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2. New Orleans Saints (2-2)

We are going to chalk Week 4 up as a down week for the Saints, in part, because of the injury to Derek Carr. It was actually shocking to see New Orleans allow Carr to play this past week, but that was the decision they came to. Carr wound up throwing it 37 times, but ended with just 127 passing yards, zero touchdowns and zero picks.

The Saints offense, as a whole, ended with just 197 yards of offense in this game. They haven't been a prolific offense to this point in the season, by any means, but they were especially ineffective against the Bucs with a limited quarterback.

Had Jameis Winston started this game, the Saints could have been a bit more competitive. Carr couldn't get the ball downfield as well as he would have liked to, and it showed. Even the return of Alvin Kamara didn't mean much in this game. Well, in the fantasy world it did, as Carr checked it down very often. Kamara saw 13 receptions on this afternoon. But, it wasn't enough as the Bucs beat them 26-9.