- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

TAMPA BAY (1-3) at NEW ORLEANS (1-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX

OPENING LINE - Saints by 11

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 1-3, New Orleans 1-3

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 27-17

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Buccaneers 42-17, Dec. 29, 2013

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Steelers 27-24; Saints lost to Cowboys 38-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 27, Saints No. 21





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bucs QB Mike Glennon had first career 300-yard game passing last week with 302 yards, two TDs. … Saints have won past five meetings. … Buccaneers have not won in Superdome since final game of 2010 regular season and have lost previous three. … Bucs WR Vincent Jackson’s single-game career high 216 yards receiving came against Saints on Oct. 21, 2012. … DE Michael Johnson had two sacks and forced fumble last week. … . WR Louis Murphy had six catches for 99 yards in Bucs debut last week. … LB Lavonte David has forced fumble in previous two games. … Bucs’ Lovie Smith is 4-1, including playoffs, as head coach vs. Saints while with Bears from 2004-12. This marks Smith’s first game vs. Saints as Bucs coach. … Smith, a defensive specialist, is 3-1 vs. Saints coach and offensive specialist Sean Payton. … Glennon has completed 38 of 66 passes for 423 yards and three TDs this season, while Saints QB Drew Brees has completed 115 of 161 passes for 1,203 yards and seven TDs. … Saints S Jairus Byrd, needed knee surgery Friday and is out for the season. .. Saints LT Terron Armstead, who left with concussion vs. Dallas last week, said he expects to play this week. … Saints have won 18 straight at home under coach Sean Payton, including playoffs, but lost four home games in 2012, when Payton was suspended. … WR Brandin Cooks leads NFL rookies with 23 catches. Cooks has 199 yards and one TD receiving. … TE Jimmy Graham has 15 catches for 250 yards and two TDs in Saints’ past two meetings with Bucs. … Graham has 11 TDs in past 10 home games. … DE Cameron Jordan has three sacks, three forced fumbles and fumble recovery in past four games vs. Bucs. … Saints have not recorded any INTs this season and have created one turnover on fumble forced by Byrd.


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