NFL Week 6 Picks: Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Upset the New Orleans Saints?

October 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints head to Raymond James Stadium Sunday with the possibility of falling two games back in the NFC North.
Drew Brees and the Saints' offense have been out of rhythm without running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, both of whom haven't participated in the last two games and are looking to return by Week 8. 
Bush and Thomas each bring their own unique set of skills to the offense, and their absences have limited the creativity in Sean Payton's play-calling. Without Bush's ability to create in the open field, and Thomas' reliability in the running and passing game, there is increased pressure on Brees to create down the field, something they haven't been proficient in so far this season.
The monotony of the passing attack has forced the Saints, and Brees in particular, to force plays and press to make plays, especially in crucial junctures in the game.
Last week against Arizona, the Saints cost themselves a victory with two costly fourth-qua...

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