Prediction and final tidbits:
There is one more area that we can compare and that is at head coach. For the first time in what feels like forever, Tampa Bay not only has a competent head coach but has a really good head coach in Bruce Arians.
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The head coaching gap is absolutely smaller than it has been in the past but the advantage still has to go to Sean Payton, who has a wonderful job of game-planning with Drew Brees out of action.
So while the Bucs have a very slight offensive advantage on paper, I think it will actually be the Saints offense that has the better day. Not only do they have a coach that has made the Saints one of the best offensive teams in the league but they have a defense that will make it tough for Tampa Bay, whereas the Bucs will make it easy for the Saints.
Not only do I think that this game will be a win for the Saints but I think it will be a handed beating. I already wrote my three overall reasons for why this will be a routing by the Saints and I have to stand by that assertion.
So while the Bucs did take more areas then I thought they were going to, I still do not think they have what it takes to go into the Superdome and beat the Saints in Week 5.
The Saints will win this game 28-13, backed by some key Jameis Winston turnovers and another strong defensive showing. The outcome will never be in question.