Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; General view of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and the Saints offense during the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
The glaring X-Factor I look at for this matchup is the Offensive Line. With the issues in the run game (mainly Mark Ingram), and already a bit of pressure on the unit, who has a few concerns with an already banged up Jahri Evans from last week’s game. Ingram (assuming he plays) has to have a breakout game, or even just a decent game. I fear if he doesn’t get it going, we may hear some booes from the Superdome.
Drew Brees was sacked 4 times last week, and that’s 4x too many. Developing consistency, establishing time in the pocket, and getting push from the front guys, or ‘the beef’, is going to dictate how this game ends up going.