WHAT BEATING THE SAINTS WOULD MEAN The Bucs have won their last two home meetings with New Orleans thanks to Chris Godwin’s late TD last year and the second-year receiver could have  a big part to play on Sunday.  The only way the Buccaneers are realistically going to win is in another high-scoring shootout like in Week 1 and then hope Drew Brees has one of his multiple interception games that he has done often enough against Tampa Bay.   But a third straight win would take the Bucs to 6-7 and bring up more of the “could they get into the playoff” stories and more “what if they hadn’t lost to the Giants or the Redskins” comments.   But a third straight win would just be great, period.
VIDEO ARCHIVE - ON THIS DAY - DECEMBER 9th 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15  Detroit Lions 12 So the Bucs were playing an 0-11 team at home against a rookie quarterback and were favoured by over14 on the spread. Naturally Clyde Christensen's offense struggled all day and only won the game in the final minute on Keyshawn Johnson's only TD reception of the season. Click here for more details on this game