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Buccaneers vs. Saints: TV schedule, notes, and staff picks

Predictions and game info from the 2020 NFL Week 9 capsule.

New Orleans Saints v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running back Doug Martin #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scores a first-quarter touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the game at Raymond James Stadium on October 14, 2012.
Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images

Broadcast Info

TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Derek Rackley SIRIUS: 81 (NO), 83 (TB) | XM: 226 (NO), 225 (TB), 88 (National)

Buccaneers Notes

• QB TOM BRADY passed for 279 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.1 rating last week. Had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs in Week 1 meeting. Has 14 TDs (13 pass, 1 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 99.2 rating in 6 career starts vs. NO. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TDs vs. 0 INTs & 100+ rating. Ranks 1st in NFL history with 561 TD passes & 2nd with 76,760 pass yards.

• RB RONALD JONES had 3 rush TDs in 3 home games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 120+ scrimmage yards. Had 82 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 16 rec.) in Week 1 meeting. RB LEONARD FOURNETTE aims for his 3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards.

• WR MIKE EVANS had 5 catches for 55 yards & rec. TD last week. Had TD catch in Week 1 meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 at home. Ties for NFL-lead with 7 TD catches this season. WR CHRIS GODWIN had 6 catches for 79 yards in Week 1 meeting. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 6 vs. NO. WR ANTONIO BROWN had 14 receptions for 185 yards & 2 rec. TDs in his last game vs. NO (12/23/18 w/ Pit.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 8+ catches, 90+ rec. yards & 2+ rec. TDs. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had rec. TD last week & aims for his 4th in row with TD catch.

• LB LAVONTE DAVID has 5+ tackles in all 17 career games vs. NO. LB DEVIN WHITE had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 10+ tackles & 4th in row overall with sack. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 7.5 sacks in his past 5 at home. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 2 PD last week. CB CARLTON DAVIS leads NFL with 13 PD & ties for NFL-lead with 4 INTs this season

Saints Notes

• QB DREW BREES passed for 280 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.8 rating last week. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 96.5 rating in Week 1 meeting. Had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 122.4 rating in last road meeting. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 4 of his past 5 on road. Ranks 1st in NFL history with 79,314 pass yards & 2nd with 560 TD passes.

• RB ALVIN KAMARA had 163 scrimmage yards (96 rec., 67 rush) & 9 receptions last week. Joined MATT FORTE & HOFer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON as only RBs with 50+ catches in each of 1st 4 seasons. Had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 1 meeting. Has 801 scrimmage yards (114.4 per game) & 8 TDs (5 rush, 3 rec.) in 7 career games vs. TB. Leads NFL with 987 scrimmage yards.

• WR MICHAEL THOMAS has 69 receptions for 848 yards (106 per game) & 4 TDs in 8 career games vs. TB. Aims for his 4th in row at TB with 90+ rec. yards. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had rec. TD in Week 1 meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TD catch. TE JARED COOK had rec. TD last week & aims for his 4th in row with rec. TD. Had 80 rec. yards in Week 1 meeting. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. TB.

• DE CAMERON JORDAN had a sack in Week 8. Has 4.5 sacks in his past 4 vs. TB. DE TREY HENDRICKSON had sack last week. Had sack in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with sack. LB DEMARIO DAVIS had sack in Week 1 meeting. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had 8 tackles & 9th-career INT in Week 8. CB JANORIS JENKINS had 36-yard INT-TD in Week 1 meeting. S MALCOLM JENKINS had 8 tackles, 2 PD & sack last week.

Series History

LEADER: Saints lead all-time series, 36-21

STREAKS: Saints have won past 4

LAST GAME: 9/13/20: Buccaneers 23 at Saints 34

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/17/19: Saints 34, Buccaneers 17

Week 9 Staff Picks

Latest line: Buccaneers by 4.5, over/under: 51.5

Gil (5-3): Saints, 27-23

James (6-2): Bucs, 34-21

Evan (7-1): Saints, 31-21

David (5-3): Bucs, 31-21

Bailey (6-2): Bucs, 30-24

Jason (6-2): Bucs, 34-23