Rested Bucs Begin Preparation for Saints

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are rested and eager to begin a critical stretch that will be crucial to their chances of winning the NFC South.

The team reconvened following their bye week Tuesday to begin preparation for a key matchup against New Orleans (5-3), which leads the division by a half game over the Bucs (4-3) and Atlanta Falcons.

It will be Tampa Bay’s second meeting in three games against the Saints, who gave the NFL’s youngest club some unexpected help in the race by losing to previously winless St. Louis last week. A victory not only would lift the Bucs into first place but give them a sweep of the season series and a tiebreaker advantage against the Saints.

Source: Associated Press