New Orleans (3rd - NFCS) at Tampa Bay (2nd - NFCS)

Matchup Details
Sun, Dec 11 - Raymond James Stadium
KICK OFF - 4:25 PM ET
W/LATSHomeAwayO/U
New Orleans 5-7-08-4-03-4-02-3-06-6-0
Tampa Bay 7-5-07-5-02-4-05-1-06-5-1
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
New Orleans
PPlayerStatusNotes
WRM. Thomas
Ques Sun
Foot
12/07/16
Thomas is nursing a foot injury and it is unknown if he will suit up Sunday against the Buccaneers.
RBM. Ingram
Ques Sun
Toe
12/07/16
Ingram is battling a toe injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
CS. Kelemete
Ques Sun
Hip
12/07/16
Kelemete is dealing with a hip injury and it is unclear if he will partake in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
TZ. Strief
Ques Sun
Elbow
12/07/16
Strief is hampered due to an elbow injury and it is unknown if he will be a participant in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
CM. Unger
Ques Sun
Foot
12/07/16
Unger is ailing due to a foot injury and it is undetermined if he will participate in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
RBD. Lasco
Ques Sun
Hamstring
12/06/16
Lasco has sat out five straight games with a hamstring injury and it is unclear if he will suit up for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
TT. Armstead
Que Sun
Knee
12/06/16
Armstead missed the last game with a knee injury and his status for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers is unknown.
LBC. Robertson
Ques Sun
Undisclosed
12/06/16
Robertson exited the previous game due to an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
SK. Vaccaro
out for season
Suspension
12/09/16
Vaccaro has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances and will miss the remainder of the regular season. He will be eligible to return if the team makes the playoffs.
TEJ. Hill
I-R
Leg
12/09/16
Hill has been placed on the injured reserve after suffering a broken fibula.
OLA. Young
Ques Sun
Undisclosed
12/06/16
Young is on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list with an undisclosed issue and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup on Sunday against the Buccaneers.
LBM. Mauti
I-R
Illness
11/14/16
Mauti is dealing with an illness and has been placed on the season-ending IR/Non-Football injury list.
DBE. Harris
I-R
Knee
10/12/16
Harris had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee and is on the injured reserve list.
DEO. Gwacham
I-R
Undisclosed
09/28/16
Gwacham is ailing from an unspecified injury and has landed on the injured reserve list.
CBP. Williams
I-R
Concussion
09/23/16
Williams has landed on injured reserve with a severe concussion.
CBK. Wilson
I-R
Shoulder
09/08/16
Wilson suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder and has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.
DBJ. Pruitt
I-R
Knee
09/08/16
Pruitt has torn ligaments in his knee and has been placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season.
TEM. Hoomanawanui
I-R
Leg
09/04/16
Hoomanawanui suffered a left lower leg injury and has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.
CBD. Swann
I-R
Abdominal
08/31/16
Swann will miss the entire season after being placed on injured reserved due to an abdominal injury.
LBH. Kikaha
I-R
Knee
08/30/16
Kikaha is likely to sit out the entire 2016 season after tearing his ACL and has been placed on the PUP list as a result.
DLD. Pettway
I-R
Undisclosed
08/11/16
Pettway has been placed on the injured reserve with an unspecified injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
SJ. Sanford
I-R
Undisclosed
06/18/16
Sanford was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed issue.
Tampa Bay
PPlayerStatusNotes
RBD. Martin
Prob Sun
Back
12/06/16
Martin is dealing with a back injury but is expected to be a participant in Sunday's game against the Saints.
WRA. Humphries
Ques Sun
Concussion
12/07/16
Humphries is going through the league's concussion protocol and it is unknown if he will be activated in time for Sunday's game against the Saints.
TD. Dotson
Ques Sun
Concussion
12/07/16
Dotson is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and it is unclear if he will suit up Sunday against the Saints.
DTG. McCoy
Ques Sun
Foot
12/07/16
McCoy is nursing a foot injury and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Saints on Sunday.
CE. Smith
Ques Sun
Knee
12/06/16
Smith is recovering from a a Grade 2 MCL sprain and it is undetermined if he will return to the lineup against the Saints on Sunday.
SC. Conte
Ques Sun
Chest
12/06/16
Conte missed the previous game with a chest injury and it is unclear if he will participate in Sunday's game against the Saints.
TEL. Stocker
Ques Sun
Ankle
12/06/16
Stocker left the last game with an ankle injury and it is unclear if he will play in Sunday's game against the Saints.
DEW. Gholston
Ques Sun
Ankle
12/06/16
Gholston suffered a sprained ankle during the last game and his availability for Sunday's game against the Saints is in question.
CBJ. Adjei-Barimah
Elig Week 16
Suspension
11/22/16
Adjei-Barimah has been issued a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's PED policy but is expected to return December 24th against Saints.
RBC. Sims
Ques Sun
Knee
12/06/16
Sims has a knee injury and has been selected as the team's player to return from the injured reserve list. It is unclear if he will play in Sunday's game against the Saints.
WRC. Shorts
I-R
Knee
12/06/16
Shorts has been placed on the injured reserve list as he suffered a dislocated his right knee as well as a torn ACL, MCL and PCL.
CB. Gottschalk
I-R
Knee
11/22/16
Gottschalk has landed on the injured reserve list due to a knee injury.
WRV. Jackson
I-R
Knee
11/16/16
Jackson sustained a knee injury and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
GJ. Sweezy
I-R
Back
11/14/16
Sweezy will remain on the PUP list with a back injury and will miss the remainder of the season.
DEH. Jones
I-R
Knee
11/07/16
Jones suffered a knee injury and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
RBA. Smith
I-R
Knee
11/07/16
Smith suffered a season-ending left knee injury and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
LBD. Bond
I-R
Hamstring
09/23/16
Bond has been placed on the injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
DEJ. Smith
I-R
Knee
09/12/16
Smith suffered a torn ACL and has been placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season.
DEG. Johnson
I-R
Hip
08/17/16
Johnson has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list with a hip injury.
NEWS

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have surged to the top of the NFC South standings, but they need to solve a recent nemesis to stay there. The Buccaneers aim for their fifth straight victory Sunday as they host the New Orleans Saints, who have won eight of the last nine meetings between the division rivals. 

 
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