THE MATCHUP: BUCCANEERS vs. SAINTS 2022 WEEK 13 on MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
The New Orleans Saints (4-8) will go on the road for the second-consecutive week following Sunday's 13-0 loss at the San Francisco 49ers, to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, who enter the game at 5-6. The Week 13 Monday Night Football game will be nationally televised on ESPN (WVUE-FOX 8 locally).
In addition to looking to avenge the September 18th 20-10 loss to the Buccaneers at the Caesars Superdome, the Saints remain very much alive in an NFC South race where a victory would secure a season series split and close an already close division race with Tampa Bay.
BUCCANEERS vs. SAINTS SERIES HISTORY
The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers first met in 1977. New Orleans has posted a 39-22 regular season record vs. Tampa Bay, the club's best winning percentage (.639) vs. an opponent they have played a minimum of eight games against.
In the 61 games of the series there has been:
- 2,108 points scored by New Orleans, 1,144 allowed.
- A seven-game regular season New Orleans winning streak from 2011-2014 and from 2018-2021.
- A 17-9 record for the Saints in games played in Tampa.
- 25 games decided by double-digits.
- Seven games decided by 21 or more points.
- 33 games decided by seven points or less.
- A 41-point win by New Orleans on December 16, 2012, the club's first shutout against the Buccaneers.
- Since both clubs joined the NFC South in 2002, New Orleans has swept the regular season series eight times, including 2019-21.
THE LAST MEETING
Buccaneers 20, Saints 10; September 18, 2022 @ Caesars Superdome – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New Orleans Saints 20-10 in a close defensive struggle that got away from the Saints following a fourth quarter fight Sunday at the Caesars Superdome.
The fight started early in the period with the score tied at 3 when Bucs receiver Mike Evans came off the sideline to blindside Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore while he and Bucs running back Leonard Fournette were shoving each other following an incomplete pass by Tom Brady. There was a scrum near midfield for a few minutes until order could be restored by the officials. Evans and Lattimore, who had a similar encounter in 2017, were ejected.
New Orleans Saints players in action during their 2022 Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Following the ejections, Saints quarterback Jameis Winston was picked off in the end zone by Tampa's Jamel Dean. The Bucs then marched in for their first touchdown, a 28-yard pass from Brady to Breshad Perriman with 7:41 to play, The Saints offense, which struggled for most of the game, turned the ball over on the next possession on another Dean interception of Winston. The Bucs (2-0) turned that into a 47-yard field goal by Ryan Succop, his second one from that distance Sunday. Tampa put the game away on the following possession when safety Mike Edwards returned another Winston interception 68 yards for a touchdown. Winston was 25 of 40 for 236 yards with one touchdown and the three interceptions. He was sacked six times. FULL GAME RECAP
BUCCANEERS vs. SAINTS 2022 STATISTICAL COMPARISON
|Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)||20.8 (21)||18.2 (27)|
|Opp. Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)||23.3 (20)||18.5 (7)|
|Total Off. (NFL Rank)||347.3 (15)||339.1 (18)|
|Rushing Off. (NFL Rank)||113.2 (21)||73.0 (32)|
|Passing Off. (NFL Rank)||234.1 (11)||266.1 (5)|
|Total Def. (NFL Rank)||326.4 (11)||315.2 (9)|
|Rushing Def. (NFL Rank)||129.1 (22)||123.2 (20)|
|Passing Def. (NFL Rank)||197.3 (7)||192.0 (5)|
|Kickoff Return Avg. (NFL Rank)||21.3 (18)||21.4 (16t)|
|Punt Return Avg. (NFL Rank)||8.7 (15)||10.3 (11)|
|Turnover Margin (NFL Rank)||-14 (32)||+2 (8t)|
|Opp. Penalty Yards||615||427|
BUCCANEERS vs. SAINTS SERIES FAST FACTS
Saints' Largest Margin of Victory:
41 points, Saints won 41-0 on 12/16/12 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Buccaneers' Largest Margin of Victory:
27 points, Buccaneers won 48-21 on 12/23/01 at Raymond James Stadium.
Current Series Streak:
Buccaneers won last game, 9/18/22-present).
Saints' Longest Win Streak:
Seven games,11/16/11-11/28/14 and 12/9/18-present.
Buccaneers' Longest Win Streak:
Two games (Seven times), most recently 12/31/17-9/9/18.
Most Points by Saints in a Game:
44 points, Saints won 44-34 on 12/6/87 at the Louisiana Superdome.
Most Points by Tampa Bay in a Game:
48 points (two times, Tampa Bay won 48-21 on 12/23/01 at Raymond James Stadium and Tampa Bay won 48-40 on 9/9/18 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Most Combined Points (Both Teams):
88 points, Buccaneers won 48-40 on 9/9/18 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Fewest Points by Saints in a Game:
Three points, Buccaneers won 10-3 on 12/4/05 at Tiger Stadium.
Fewest Points by Buccaneers in a Game:
0 points, Saints won 41-0 on 12/16/12 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Saints won 9-0 on 12/19/21 at Raymond James Stadium.
Fewest Combined Points (Both Teams):
9 points, Saints won 9-0 on 12/19/21 at Raymond James Stadium.
New Orleans Saints fans cheered on the team during 2022 Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 18, 2022 at the Caesars Superdome.