Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 12/15/12
In their last meeting, we saw Drew Brees and the Saints move the ball up and down the field effortlessly against the Buccaneers secondary in the first half of the game. The Bucs would eventually make adjustments but come one play away from at least tying the game. So for the Bucs to be successful, they need to do a lot of what they did in the second half of that game and nothing of what they did in the first half.  Pressure Drew Brees The Bucs did not apply any pressure to Brees in the first half of their week seven matchup, resulting in four touchdown passes including three of them in the second quarter. Why did that happen? The Bucs were out in front 21-7 when they began rushing just three at Brees, giving him too much time to throw. But in the second half, the Bucs went after Brees a bit more and limited the Saints to 126 yards. Eat up the clock The Buccaneers scored quick and often on the Saints in the first half (actually, the first quarter) back in October. So quick in fact t...
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