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2020 New Orleans Saints opponent profile: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saints start the 2020 NFL season at home against the Bucs

More game action photos from the New Orleans Saints win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 11 of the 2019 NFL season.

Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Coach: Bruce Arians
Quarterback: Tom Brady
2019 record: 7-9, third in NFC South
Most recent regular season matchup: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019: Saints 34, Buccaneers 17
2020 game: Sunday, Sep. 13 – Week 1 at 3:25 p.m. (CST) on Fox, Sunday, Nov. 8 – Week 9 at 7:20 p.m. (CST) on NBC
Stadiums: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Raymond James Stadium
Buccaneers-Saints series record: Saints lead 35-21-0

Buccaneers' 2019 season recap:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2019 season with a 7-9 record, finishing third in the NFC South. Jameis Winston became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30-plus touchdowns and 30-plus interceptions in a signal season. Wideout Chris Godwin had a breakout season despite missing two and half games due to a hamstring injury. Godwin finished third in the league with 1,333 receiving yards, behind Michael Thomas and Julio Jones. After splitting the first four games, the Bucs lost four out of their next five, putting them at 3-7 through week 11. Despite their record, the Bucs improved on defense tremendously. Linebacker Shaquil Barrett had a breakout season, leading the league with 19.5 sacks. Tampa Bay made major changes during the offseason. Headlining the 2020 NFL free agency, Tampa Bay signed quarterback Tom Brady. After the Bucs signed Brady, Tampa Bay then traded for tight end Rob Gronkowski, a former teammate of Brady's in New England. Bruce Arians will return as the head coach for the Bucs as he will enter his second season with the club.

Notable additions:

  • Quarterback – Tom Brady
  • Tight end – Rob Gronkowski
  • Offensive tackle – Joe Haeg

Notable losses:

  • Quarterback – Jameis Winston
  • Running back – Peyton Barber
  • Wide receiver – Breshad Perriman

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