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Saints aim to get back on track against Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Buccaneers pulled off the biggest upset of the opening week of the NFL season, beating the Saints in a high-scoring shootout. Three months later, neither team is looking back.

New Orleans (10-2) is on the verge of clinching another NFC South title. Tampa Bay (5-7) is trying to escape a deep hole and climb back into playoff contention.

"It does feel like it's been quite a while," Saints coach Sean Payton said, reflecting on his team's 48-40 loss to the Bucs in Week 1.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1120.846
Carolina 670.462
Tampa Bay 580.385
Atlanta 490.308
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: R. Fitzpatrick2366
Pass TDs: R. Fitzpatrick17
Rush Yds: P. Barber635
Rush TDs: P. Barber4
Rec Yds: M. Evans1121
Rec TDs: M. Evans5
Int: A. Adams3
Sacks: J. Pierre-Paul11.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5312 (1)
Passing Yards: 4307 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1178 (26)
Points per game: 26.5 (10)
Yards per game: 442.7 (1)
Touchdowns: 38 (8)
Field Goals: 14 (27)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4745 (27)
Passing Yards: 3507 (30)
Rushing Yards: 1452 (19)
Points per game: 29.6 (30)
Yards per game: 395.4 (27)
Touchdowns: 42 (32)
Field Goals: 13 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/4 D. Ogunbowale pract. squad add
12/4 K. Brent pract. squad add
12/3 R. Webb pract. squad del
11/30 B. Wilson active/prac. squad
11/30 D. Ogunbowale cut
11/28 D. Rivers active/prac. squad
11/28 D. Ernsberger pract. squad add
11/26 G. Igwebuike cut
11/21 D. Harris pract. squad add
11/20 J. Shaw signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/9 J. Evans toe (Out)
12/9 D. Jackson thumb (Out)
12/9 I. Johnson concussion (Out)
12/9 C. Davis III knee (Doubtful)
12/9 D. Dotson hamstring (Questionable)
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