MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) at New Orleans Saints (3-1)
WHERE: The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
WHEN: Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. ET VEGASINSIDER.COM SPREAD: Saints by 6.5
TV ANNOUNCERS: Matt Vasgersian and J.C. Pearson
RADIO: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Hardy Nickerson
LAST WEEK: The New Orleans Saints suffered their first loss of the year at the hands of the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, 21-18.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have lost their first three games of the 2006 regular season, had a bye week.
THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and New Orleans last clashed on Jan. 1, 2006 in both teams’ 2006 regular season finale. The Bucs defeated the Saints at Raymond James Stadium, 27-13, en route to clinching the NFC South division championship.
BUCS-PANTHERS SERIES: The Bucs are 11-17 all-time in the regular season vs. the Saints. Tampa Bay is 7-10 all-time on the road vs. New Orleans. The Bucs have won four of the last five meetings vs. the Saints.
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