Sep 20, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) breaks a tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Major Wright (31) during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Buccaneers won 26-19. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Final Analysis and Prediction
I fully expect New Orleans to “come out swinging”, unlike last Sunday’s disappointment against the Lions.
The Saints offense, despite injuries along the offensive line, has too much talent to be completely shut down for two weeks in a row.
Brees will make plays in the passing game, but the effectiveness of Ingram and Hightower will probably determine how often New Orleans gets on the scoreboard.
Defensively, I expect the Saints to blitz Winston heavily all day long, and wouldn’t be surprised to see around 5 sacks.
Nevertheless, losing Vaccaro and probably Robertson may very well do the defense in.
In a microcosm of their season; the Saints will make plays, and this game will be a back and forth nail-biter right into the final minutes.
BUT —– these Saints are just “not quite there yet”….