New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 19, 2021

History: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

All Time Head-to-Head Record (entering 2021 season): Saints Lead 37-21

Current Streak: Saints won the last five meetings

Most Recent Matchup: Saints win, 38-3, in Tampa in 2020

Players and Coaches to Know:

New Orleans Saints

o Head Coach: Sean Payton

o Quarterback: Taysom Hill/Jameis Winston

o Other Notable Players: RB Alvin Kamara, WR Michael Thomas, DE Cameron Jordan, CB Marshon Lattimore

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

o Head Coach: Bruce Arians

o Quarterback: Tom Brady

o Other Notable Players: ILB Lavonte David, OLB Shaquil Barrett, WR Mike Evans, TE Rob Gronkowski

New Orleans Saints 2020 Record: 12-4

Scoring Offense: 5th (30.1 points per game)

Total Offense: 12th (376.4 total yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 6th (141.6 rushing yards per game)

Passing Offense: 19th (234.9 passing yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 6th (21.1 points allowed per game)

Total Defense: 4th (310.9 total yards allowed per game)

Rushing Defense: 4th (93.9 rushing yards allowed per game)

Passing Defense: 5th (217.0 passing yards allowed per game)

Turnover Margin: T-3rd (+9)

Saints' 2021 Draft Class: DE Payton Turner, Houston (Round 1, 28th overall), LB Pete Werner, Ohio State (Round 2, 60th overall), CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford (Round 3, 76th overall), QB Ian Book, Notre Dame (Round 4, 133rd overall), T Landon Young, Kentucky (Round 6, 206th overall), WR Kawaan Baker, South Alabama (Round 7, 255th overall)

Key Veteran Additions: TE Nick Vannett, DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, FB Alex Armah

Notable Departures: QB Drew Brees (retired), DE Trey Hendrickson, CB Janoris Jenkins, WR Emmanuel Sanders, DT Sheldon Rankins, CB Justin Hardee, TE Jared Cook, P Thomas Morstead, DT Malcom Brown, C Nick Easton, LB Kwon Alexander, LB Alex Anzalone, TE Josh Hill

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