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Buccaneers-Saints Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-12-26 11:59

TAMPA BAY (4-11) at NEW ORLEANS (10-5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Saints by 12 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 6-9, New Orleans 7-7-1

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 26-17

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Buccaneers 16-14, Sept. 15, 2013

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Rams 23-13; Saints lost to Panthers 17-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 26; Saints No. 9

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (22), PASS (32)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (17), PASS (15t)

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (25), PASS (2)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (19), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Past four meetings, and five of past seven, have been won by New Orleans. ... Rookie Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has 14 TDs, five INTs in past 10 games. ... RB Bobby Rainey has six TDs in past seven games. ...WR Vincent Jackson has 1,189 yards receiving, his third straight 1,000-yard season and fifth in past six years. ... Rookie TE Tim Wright has TD in two of his past three games. ... DT Gerald McCoy has seven sacks in his past seven games and at least one sack in each of his past three. He has career-high nine sacks, one of which came in Bucs' last game vs. Saints. ... Saints must win to guarantee playoff spot, but also can make playoffs with Arizona loss. ... Saints aim to make playoffs for fourth time in five years, missing in 2012, when head coach Sean Payton was suspended in NFL's bounty probe. ... Saints have lost three of last four games, all three losses on road. ... Saints are 7-0 at home, where average margin of victory is 17.4. ... Saints QB Drew Brees has 50,700 yards passing, one of five in NFL history with 50,000. ... Brees has 4,781 yards passing this season, meaning 219 yards gives him 5,000 for fourth time. ... Brees has three of seven 5,000-yard seasons in NFL history. ... Brees has 35 TDs, his sixth straight 30-TD season. ... Brees has been sacked 36 times. His high in seven previous seasons in New Orleans was 26. ... Jimmy Graham has six 100-yard receiving games, tied for most in season by tight end. ... WR Marques Colston needs 124 yards receiving for fifth straight 1,000-yard season and seventh in eight-year career. . DE Cameron Jordan has 12 1/2 sacks in his past 14 games.

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