When the two NFC South rivals meet on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints, the Buccaneers will be aiming to put an end to a lengthy losing skid against the Saints during the regular season. The following is a list of the most important matchups to keep an eye on during the Buccaneers’ Week 2 road game.
Bucs WR Mike Evans vs Saints CB Marshon Lattimore
Every time these two teams go head to head, this particular battle generates the greatest buzz and excitement among fans. Evans and Lattimore have a long and storied history of competing against one another.
During which both players achieved success and made significant contributions to the other. Both of these guys are very competitive and play in a rough manner, therefore the one who can maintain their composure throughout the match will likely come out on top.
Carlton Davis III (CB, Buccaneers) vs. Michael Thomas (WR, Saints)
As was the case with Evans and Lattimore, these two have exchanged their fair share of insults with one another during the course of their relationship.
Since Thomas has been out for most of the last two seasons due to injury, he will be eager to demonstrate that he is capable of returning to the high level of play he showed in the years previous when he was healthy.
Davis recently received a new three-year contract deal over the summer, and he will want to show that he is worthy of it by stifling Winston’s favorite target, particularly inside the red zone.
Buccaneers OT Tristan Wirfs vs Saints DE Vontae Fight Like Cameron Jordan
If it turns out that Josh Wells has to take Smith’s position in the starting lineup, the Saints would be smart to match up their best pass rusher against Wells.
Smith was the starting offensive tackle. Having said that, we are anticipating seeing a significant amount of plays with Jordan going up against Wirfs, who is Tampa Bay’s top blocker and who was honored with first-team All-Pro accolades in only his second NFL season last year.
Both are among the finest in the league at their respective positions, and Tom Brady’s ease of play from behind center will be a significant factor in the victorious strategy used by both sides.
Both are considered to be among the best players in the league at their positions, and the fact that Tom Brady can play so easily from behind center will be an important factor in determining which team will come out on top in terms of the game plan.
Both of these players are considered to be among the best in the league. These two athletes are often regarded as two of the most talented players in the league as a whole.