NFL Week 15 Preview: Sunday Night Football, Saints visit Buccaneers at 8:20

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-7)
AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (10-3)

SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Anthony Becht
SIRIUS: 81 (NO), 85 (TB), 88 (National) | XM: 226 (NO), 225 (TB), 88 (National) | SXM App: 822 (NO), 829 (TB), National (88)

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REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Saints lead all-time series, 38-21
STREAKS: Saints have won past 6
LAST GAME: 10/31/21: Buccaneers 27 at Saints 36
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/8/20: Saints 38, Buccaneers 3

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS LEADERS

W 30-9 at N.Y. Jets LAST WEEK

Sean Payton: 19-11 COACH VS. OPP.

23.4/21.9 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

319.4 OFFENSE

Taysom Hill: 41-70-495-2-5-60.1 PASSING

Alvin Kamara: 173-650-3.8-4 RUSHING

Alvin Kamara (RB): 36-335-9.3-4 RECEIVING

339.5 DEFENSE

Marcus Davenport: 5.5 SACKS

PJ Williams: 3 INTs

+1 (17/16) TAKE/GIVE

Blake Gillikin: 48.6 (42.1) PUNTING (NET)

Brett Maher: 22 (7/8 PAT; 5/6 FG) KICKING

SAINTS NOTES

QB TAYSOM HILL completed 15 of 21 atts. (71.4 pct.) with 96.3
rating & rushed for 73 yards & 2 TDs last week. Is 1 of 4 QBs
with 2+ games (2) with 70+ rush yards in 2021. Has 6 rush TDs
in 6 starts at QB. Aims for his 4th QB start in row on road with
95+ rating & 7th QB start in row overall with 2+ total TDs.
• RB ALVIN KAMARA had 145 scrimmage yards (120 rush, 25
rec.) & rush TD last week. Has 362 catches, most by RB in 1st
5 seasons all-time & has 67 career TDs, tied-5th most by RB
in 1st 5 seasons all-time. Needs 15 scrimmage yards for 5thstraight 1,000-yard season. Has 926 scrimmage yards (102.9
per game) & 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 rec.) in 9 career games vs. TB. Aims
for his 5th in row on road & 6th in row overall with TD. Has 100+
scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 on MNF. RB MARK INGRAM
aims for his 6th in row vs. TB with 50+ scrimmage yards.
• WR MARQUEZ CALLAWAY has 5 rec. TDs in his past 6 on road
& had career-high 6 TD catches in 2021. WR TRE’QUAN SMITH
aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TD catch.
• CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had 2 PD last week. Has 9 PD & INT
in 8 career games vs. TB. Has 16 PD & is 1 of 3 with 10+ PD in
each of past 5 seasons. LB DEMARIO DAVIS led team with 8
tackles & had TFL & PD last week. Is 1 of 2 (T.J. WATT) with 10+
TFL in each of past 5 seasons. DE CAMERON JORDAN had sack
& FF in last meeting. Has 8.5 sacks in his past 9 at TB. LB KWON
ALEXANDER had 1st-career 2 sack game last week. Had sack in
last meeting. Had 380 tackles, 7 sacks & 6 INT with TB (2015-18).

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS LEADERS

LAST WEEK W 33-27 vs. Buffalo (OT

COACH VS. OPP. Bruce Arians: 2-7

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 31.5 (1L)/22.9

OFFENSE 410.2 (1L)

PASSING Tom Brady: 378-554-4,134 (1L)-36 (1L)-10-104.2

RUSHING Leonard Fournette: 171-778-4.5-8

RECEIVING Chris Godwin: 92-1,054-11.5-5

DEFENSE 343.0

SACKS Shaquil Barrett: 9

INTs Three tied: 2

TAKE/GIVE +9 (25/16)

PUNTING (NET) Bradley Pinion: 42.4 (38.8)

KICKING Ryan Succop: 98 (47/50 PAT; 17/20 FG)

BUCCANEERS NOTES

QB TOM BRADY passed for 363 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for
105.6 rating & had rush TD last week. Is NFL all-time leader in
pass yards (83,338), pass TDs (617) & completions (7,156). Has
13 seasons with 4,000+ pass yards, 2nd-most all-time. Is 1 of 2
QBs (JUSTIN HERBERT) with 7 300-yard games in 2021. Is 7-0
with 2,346 pass yards (335.1 per game) & 27 TDs (26 pass, 1
rush) vs. 4 INTs for 113.1 rating in his past 7 home starts.
• RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 132 scrimmage yards (113 rush,
19 rec.) & 8th rush TD of season last week. Is 1 of 2 NFC RBs
(DALVIN COOK) with 8 games with 90+ scrimmage yards in 2021.
Leads all RBs with 62 catches & ranks 4th in rec. yards (421).
• WR MIKE EVANS had 6 catches for 91 yards & rec. TD last week
& ranks tied-2nd in NFL with 11 rec. TDs. Aims for his 6th in
row at home with 5+ catches, 70+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Needs
115 rec. yards for 8th-straight 1,000-yard season. WR CHRIS
GODWIN had 10 catches for 105 yards last week & aims for his
3rd in row with 10+ receptions & 100+ rec. yards. Has careerhigh 92 receptions in 2021. Had 8 catches for 140 yards & rec.
TD in Week 8 meeting. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI ranks 3rd all-time
among TEs in rec. TDs (92) & 5th in rec. yards (8,982).
• LB LAVONTE DAVID needs 14 tackles for 9th-career 100-tackle
season. Aims for his 20th in row vs. NO with 5+ tackles. LB
DEVIN WHITE had 10 tackles & 1.5 sacks last week. Aims for his
5th in row vs. NO with 10+ tackles. LB SHAQUILL BARRETT had
1.5 sacks last week. Had sack in last home meeting

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