The New Orleans Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5 as the Bucs don’t appear to be a pushover at all this season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are better than a lot of people expected heading into the 2019 NFL season. The year is still very young, and they can definitely meltdown, but they have been good thus far, which could be worrisome for the New Orleans Saints without Drew Brees.
The Bucs are 2-2 on the year but really should be 3-1. They had an 18-point lead that they blew against Daniel Jones and the New York Giants in Week 3 and they still should have won if it was not for a missed game-winning field goal at the end of regulation.
Jameis Winston has been decent the last three weeks to lead the Bucs to three winnable games, the last of which was a 55-point showing against the defending NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams.
Winston was the main reason that the team lost in Week 1 with three interceptions as the rest of the team actually performed pretty well.
The Buccaneers have a more talented roster than people had expected and they pose a threat to the New Orleans Saints. Not only are the Saints without Drew Brees (although they are 2-0 without him) but the team always gets a tough showing out of the Buccaneers.
The Bucs have taken at least one of the two games in the last four seasons and this is a chance to extend that streak to five.
Here are the three best areas that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have heading into Week 5 and that the Saints should be the most concerned about.