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Saints vs. Buccaneers 2012 preview: Tampa Bay hopes to win two in a row

The Buccaneers will try to win two games in a row for the first time this season when they host the Saints.

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After playing their best game of the 2012 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to win two in a row for the first time this year when they host the New Orleans Saints at home this Sunday.

The Buccaneers are coming off a 38-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in which they amassed 463 yards of total offense while holding Kansas City to 80 yards rushing and only 180 yards through the air.

New Orleans had a bye in Week 6 after its 31-24 win over San Diego on October 7 in which Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' record by throwing a touchdown pass in 48 straight games. Brees leads a Saints passing attacks that ranks first in the league, averaging 326.8 yards a game through the air but the Saints have started the season 1-4 which ties them with the Carolina Panthers for last place in the NFC South.

The Buccaneers rank 31st in the league in pass defense as they are giving up 312.2 yards per game through the air.

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