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Saints at Buccaneers Week Six Capsule

SAINTS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 22-16  
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 5-5 Morris: 2-2
LAST WEEK W 30-27 at Panthers L 48-3 at 49ers
LAST GAME 1/2/11: Buccaneers 23 at Saints
13. Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman completes 21 of 26 pass attempts (80.8 percent)
for 255 yards & 2 TDs as Buccaneers earn division win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/17/10: Saints 31, Buccaneers 6. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 263 yards & 3 TDs for 109.2 rating as Saints score game’s 1st 24 points en route to victory.
BROADCAST FOX (4:15 PM ET): Ron Pitts, Jim
Mora, Drea Avent (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony
Boselli. SIRIUS: 94 (NO), 136 (TB).  XM: 234 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Brees: 152-219-1,769 (1C)-12
(3C)-5-102.3 (T3C)
Freeman: 114-178-1,156-3-6-74.1
RUSHING M. Ingram (R): 62-216-3.5-2 Blount: 77-328-4.3-3
RECEIVING Graham (TE): 32 (T1C)-496 (2C)-15.5-3 Graham (RB): 23-143-6.2-0
OFFENSE 452.0 (1C) 336.6
TAKE/GIVE -3 -1
DEFENSE 354.6 378.0
SACKS Harper: 3.5 3 tied: 2
INTs P. Robinson: 2 Barber, Talib: 1
PUNTING Morstead: 47.9 (3C) Koenen: 45.7
KICKING Kasay: 51 (T1L) (15/15 PAT; 12/14
FG)
Barth: 33 (9/9 PAT; 8/9 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: In past 2 at
TB, QB DREW BREES is 2-0 & has completed 40 of 61 (65.6 pct.) for
450 yards with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT for 113.4 rating. Is 9-3 (.750) in past 12
starts vs. division. Has 20+ completions in NFL-record 25 consecutive games…RB-PR-KR
DARREN SPROLES
is only player in NFL with rush, rec. & ret. TD. Ties
for NFL lead with 13 catches on 3rd down. RB MARK INGRAM leads
NFL rookies with 216 rush yards. RB PIERRE THOMAS has 9 TDs (5
rush, 4 rec.) in past 10 division contests…TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 8 catches
for 129 yards last week & is 1st Saints TE with 100+ rec. yards in 3
consecutive games. Leads NFL TEs with 32 catches & 496 yards. Has 7 TDs in
past 8. WR MARQUES COLSTON aims for 5th in row vs. TB with 5+ catches. WR
DEVERY HENDERSON
has 5 rec. TDs vs. TB & averages 50 yards per TD
catch. WR ROBERT MEACHEM has 20 career rec. TDs & 13 have
gone for 25+ yards. Has 4 TDs in past 4 vs. TB. WR LANCE MOORE has TD in
2 of past 3 meetings…Since entering NFL in 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 13
sacks, most by DB. Had 2 FFs in last game at TB. DE WILL SMITH has sack in
3 of past 4 vs. TB…

BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH
FREEMAN
aims for 3rd division win in row. Completed 21 of 26 (80.8 pct.)
for 255 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 133.2 rating in last game vs. NO. In
career, when he starts & has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1…In past 6 home games
with 15+ att., RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has rushed for 676 yards (122.7 per
game) & 4 TDs. Bucs have won 7 of 8 games when Blount has 18+ att…WR
MIKE WILLIAMS
had TD in last meeting. Has 5 TDs in past 8. WR PRESTON
PARKER
leads team with 236 rec. yards. TE KELLEN WINSLOW has catch
in 81 games in row. CB RONDE BARBER has started 188 consecutive games,
most by CB in NFL history. Only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (26) &
40+ INTs (41). Has recorded career-high 3 INTs in game 2 times, both vs. NO. DE
ADRIAN CLAYBORN
& LB MASON FOSTER tie for 2nd among NFC rookies
with 2 sacks. TB leads NFL holding foes to 18.2 avg. drive start on KOs.


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