Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 11/19/14

This week’s Bucs gameday preview article is different from those in previous weeks. You can still find a couple keys to victory for the Bucs against the Saints on Sunday if you read on, but this edition will be more in depth. Friday morning, I was a guest on The Matt Segal Show on 96.7 The Champ and we previewed this week’s divisional matchup. But don’t worry, if you missed our segment, I have included the audio at the end of the post.
Keys to the game
The Bucs have to limit the New Orleans Saints scoring threat. Drew Brees and company have one of the highest scoring offenses in the NFC respectfully. Whether it’s through blitzing Drew Brees or containing the number one passing offense, Tampa Bay’s defense can not allow the Saints to score at will.
Josh Freeman must build on his success from last week. He showed true confidence in his receivers against the Chiefs and their 8th ranked pass defense. The Saints, who rank 26th against the pass, have given up 320 yards passing in week 1, 319 yards in week 3, and 354 yards in week 5. Freeman needs to open up the passing game so the Bucs can find success in the run, which New Orleans’ defense has struggled against as well (31st ranked run defense).
With the above being said, below is the audio of Matt Segal and myself previewing the Buccaneers and Saints further.
 
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