The Buccaneers are back home this week to take on the division-rival New Orleans Saints. Coming in with a four-game win streak, the Buccaneers find themselves firmly in the playoff hunt and, if the season ended today, with a Wild Card spot.
The Buccaneers defense has been hot throughout the win streak, ranking first in the NFL in points per game against, takeaways and passer rating allowed over that time span. They'll be tested against one of the league's top offenses when they go up against Drew Brees and company on Sunday.
The Saints are 2-3 on the road this year with their wins coming in two west coast trips against the Chargers and the 49ers. They are 1-2 in their three NFC South division games. They come into this one with a 5-7 overall record, having lost three of their last four.
The Buccaneer's win streak has moved the team well up the experts' Power Rankings. So, now we turn attention back on those experts to take a look at their predictions for the Saints vs. Chargers matchup.
NFL.com Elliot Harrison – Buccaneers
ESPN.com Consensus – Buccaneers
ProFootballTalk, Mike Florio – Buccaneers
USA Today, Consensus – Buccaneers
SBNation.com, Consensus – Buccaneers
CBSSports.com, Consensus – Buccaneers
FoxSports.com, Consensus – Buccaneers
Microsoft Cortana – Buccaneers