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October 17, 2010 @ 2:32 am
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Bucs-Saints Preview

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the New Orleans in Week 6. Who holds the edge in the all-time series?
MATCHUP: New Orleans Saints (3-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1)

WHERE: Raymond James Stadium

WHEN: Sunday Oct. 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. ET


TV ANNOUNCERS: Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan

RADIO: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)

RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Dave Moore

THIS SEASON: The New Orleans Saints are 3-2 thus far in 2010. The Saints have been impacted with some key injuries and inconsistent play. The Saints points are down along with defensive turnovers.

The Buccaneers started the 2010 season with a come from behind victory over the Cleveland Browns 17-14, and beat the Panthers 20-7 in Carolina in Week 2. Tampa Bay was beaten badly in Week 3 at home falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-13. The Bucs had another come from behind victory last week with a 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

LAST SEASON: The New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history in 2009. The Saints were led by quarterback Drew Brees, and a defense that excelled at taking the ball away from the opposition. The Saints had a 13-3 regular season record before beating the Cardinals, Vikings, and Colts in the post-season. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers produced a 3-13 regular season record in their first season under head coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik. The Bucs were quiet in the free agency, but upgraded their roster with a strong draft. The Bucs took two defensive tackles with their top two picks. With the third-overall pick the Bucs took Gerald McCoy and used their second-round pick on Brian Price. Wide receivers Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams were taken in the second and fourth round respectively.

THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET: The Bucs have won four of the last six meetings with the New Orleans Saints. The last time they played the Bucs had a 20-17 overtime win in New Orleans in Dec. of 2009.

BUCS-SAINTS SERIES: The Saints lead the all-time series 21-15. 
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