Did you know?
Only five teams have yielded fewer rushing touchdowns than the Bucs heading into the season finale:
Team Rushing TDs allowed
Seattle Seahawks 4
Carolina Panthers 4
Arizona Cardinals 5
Cincinnati Bengals 6
Baltimore Ravens 6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8
Buffalo Bills 8
Quote of the day
“It’s been pretty united throughout this turmoil, and that’s something to be said for the men in this organization.”
— Bucs WR Vincent Jackson on how the team stuck together through adversity
Stat of the day
Jimmy Graham of the Saints can set an NFL single-season record for tight ends Sunday if he registers his seventh 100-yard game of the year.
For the Bucs, S Mark Barron (hamstring) and LBs Dekoda Watson (groin) and Ka’Lial Glaud (knee) are questionable. G Carl Nicks (foot) is out and LB Lavonte David (elbow), G Davin Joseph (knee) and DT Akeem Spence (wrist) are probable.
New Orleans listed nine players as probable — QB Drew Brees (knee), WR Marques Colston (back), G Jahri Evans (knee), RB Pierre Thomas (eye), LBs Kevin Reddick (shoulder) and Keyunta Dawson (calf), TE Josh Hill (hamstring), T Terron Armstead (shoulder) and S Rafael Bush (ankle).
By the numbers
10: Takeaways by the Bucs through the first seven games.
21: Takeaways by the Bucs in the last eight games.
76: Receptions by Pierre Thomas of New Orleans, tops among all NFL running backs.