Through 3 Quarters

The New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have showed up to the game, but their offenses sure haven't. a win is still up for grabs for either team after three quarters, but New Orleans is up 6 to nothing

WR Marquez Callaway has led the way so far for the Saints, as he has caught four passes for 88 yards. Tampa Bay has been riding high on the performance of RB Ronald Jones, who has picked up 57 yards on the ground on seven carries.

This is the least points the Buccaneers have had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

New Orleans @ Tampa Bay

Current Records: New Orleans 6-7; Tampa Bay 10-3

What to Know

An NFC South battle is on tap between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay is out to keep their six-game home win streak alive.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Buccaneers ultimately got the result they were hoping for last week with a 33-27 win over the Buffalo Bills. The team accrued 24 points in the first half and coasted on those for the victory. It was another big night for Tampa Bay's QB Tom Brady, who passed for two TDs and 363 yards on 46 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Brady ended up with a passer rating of 148.

Meanwhile, you're bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that's exactly how it played out for New Orleans last week. They put the hurt on the New York Jets with a sharp 30-9 win. New Orleans QB Taysom Hill earned his paycheck as he accumulated 175 passing yards in addition to rushing for two TDs and 73 yards. Hill ended up with a passer rating of 141.40.

Special teams collected 12 points for New Orleans. K Brett Maher delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.

Tampa Bay is the favorite in this one, with an expected 11.5-point margin of victory. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The Buccaneers are now 10-3 while the Saints sit at 6-7. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: Tampa Bay enters the matchup with 50 overall offensive touchdowns, which is the best in the NFL. Less enviably, New Orleans is stumbling into the contest with the fourth fewest passing yards per game in the league, having accrued only 211.4 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against New Orleans.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium -- Tampa, Florida
  • TV: NBC
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $199.00

Odds

The Buccaneers are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Saints, according to the latest NFL odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

New Orleans have won nine out of their last 14 games against Tampa Bay.

  • Oct 31, 2021 - New Orleans 36 vs. Tampa Bay 27
  • Jan 17, 2021 - Tampa Bay 30 vs. New Orleans 20
  • Nov 08, 2020 - New Orleans 38 vs. Tampa Bay 3
  • Sep 13, 2020 - New Orleans 34 vs. Tampa Bay 23
  • Nov 17, 2019 - New Orleans 34 vs. Tampa Bay 17
  • Oct 06, 2019 - New Orleans 31 vs. Tampa Bay 24
  • Dec 09, 2018 - New Orleans 28 vs. Tampa Bay 14
  • Sep 09, 2018 - Tampa Bay 48 vs. New Orleans 40
  • Dec 31, 2017 - Tampa Bay 31 vs. New Orleans 24
  • Nov 05, 2017 - New Orleans 30 vs. Tampa Bay 10
  • Dec 24, 2016 - New Orleans 31 vs. Tampa Bay 24
  • Dec 11, 2016 - Tampa Bay 16 vs. New Orleans 11
  • Dec 13, 2015 - New Orleans 24 vs. Tampa Bay 17
  • Sep 20, 2015 - Tampa Bay 26 vs. New Orleans 19