The 8-6 Buccaneers are fighting for a playoff spot on the road this week to take on the New Orleans Saints for the second time in thirteen days. The Buccaneers are on the cusp of a playoff spot, but with a Week 16 win and a victory in the season finale at home against the Panthers, the Buccaneers stand a great chance of playing into January.
The Buccaneers went into Dallas last week and lost a close matchup against the Cowboys, the NFC's current top seed, 26-20. The Sunday night loss snapped a five-game win streak, which included the team's previous matchup with the Saints. The Buccaneers. Five of the Buccaneers wins have been on the road this season, including both road matchups against the other NFC South teams.
The Saints sit at 6-8, coming off a road win against the Arizona Cardinals. They dropped four of their five games prior to the Week 15 victory. They are 3-4 at home this season.
Once again, we rounded up the predictions from around the Internet. Let's take a look at who the experts are picking to come out on top in Week 16's Buccaneers vs. Saints rematch.
NFL.com Elliot Harrison – Buccaneers
ESPN.com Consensus – Buccaneers
ProFootballTalk, Mike Florio – Buccaneers
USA Today, Consensus – Buccaneers
SBNation.com, Consensus – Buccaneers
CBSSports.com, Consensus – Saints
FoxSports.com, Consensus – Split 3-3
Microsoft Cortana – Buccaneers