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The Buccaneers have won each of the last two meetings after winning just two of the previous 12. Eight of the last nine meetings have been one-score games, including Tampa Bay's 48-40 victory in Week 1.

The Saints had won 10 in a row since that loss to the Bucs before losing to the Cowboys, 13-10, last Thursday. It was New Orleans' lowest-scoring performance since Week 12 of 2015 (six points at Houston), and the Saints' 176 total yards were their fewest since Week 17 of 2001 (126 yards against SF).

The Buccaneers took down the Panthers, 24-17, in Week 13, giving them back-to-back wins for the first time since Weeks 1 (NO) and 2 (Phi). The Bucs intercepted Cam Newton four times, the most picks they've recorded against a divisional foe since Week 13 of 2005 (4 INTs vs. the Saints' Aaron Brooks).

Drew Brees had only 127 yards passing last week, the third time this season he was held under 200. From 2011 to 2017, Brees had only three such games.

Since being reinstalled as the Bucs' quarterback in Week 11, Jameis Winston has completed 72.6 percent of his passes and thrown for six touchdowns with just one interception. His quarterback rating has been over 100 in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.

The Saints have gone three-and-out on 12.9 percent of drives this season, second best in the league, while the Bucs have gone three-and-out on 13.5 percent of drives, third best. New Orleans has made 54 trips to the red zone, third most in the league, and Tampa has made 47 trips, tied for fourth.


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