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3 Reasons the Saints Will Upset the Bucs in Week 2

Joe Summers
Jameis Winston celebrates a Week 1 victory over the Atlanta Falcons
Jameis Winston celebrates a Week 1 victory over the Atlanta Falcons / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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With seven straight regular season wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New Orleans Saints have dominated this matchup in recent years. Even still, the Saints find themselves +120 home underdogs against their division rival in Week 2. I'll explain why New Orleans will pick up the upset win, but let me first share FanDuel Sportsbook's incredible $1,000 free bet promo for the marquee matchup:

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With a can't-lose wager in my pocket, here's why the Saints will notch an eighth-straight win over Tampa Bay:

3 Keys to Saints Upsetting the Bucs in Week 2

Defensive Dominance over Tom Brady

Tom Brady is 0-4 in the regular season against the Saints since joining Tampa Bay, in large part due to the havoc New Orleans' defensive front wrecks. The Saints have 13 sacks in those four matchups combined, while Brady averages a meager 259.3 passing yards per game with six total touchdowns to 10 turnovers.

After Ali Marpet's retirement and a slew of injuries, this is the worst offensive line Brady has had as a Buccaneer. Tampa Bay's offense wasn't impressive in Week 1 against Dallas, and New Orleans has the blueprint to harass Brady once again.

Saints Excellent as Home Underdogs

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome gives the Saints a distinct home advantage, and they've been stellar as underdogs in front of the New Orleans crowd.

In the Saints' last 13 games as a home underdog, they're 8-4-1 against the spread (ATS) with seven outright victories. Against the NFC South, New Orleans is 14-5 in its last 19 games at the Superdome.

Meanwhile, the Bucs are a meager 4-6 ATS in their last 10 matchups as road favorites.

Revitalized Offense

It took some time for New Orleans' offense to get rolling in Week 1, but this deep group sure started humming when it needed to.

Michael Thomas' return gives the Saints one of the best wide receiver rooms in the NFL, with Jarvis Landry catching seven passes for 114 yards and rookie Chris Olave proving a dangerous deep threat.

Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are an explosive one-two punch in the backfield, while Taysom Hill provides the occasional spark. Perhaps most encouraging from Week 1, though, is that Jameis Winston didn't turn the ball over. If he can minimize his mistakes, New Orleans can compete with anyone.

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