Saints Vs. Buccaneers: TV Schedule, Game Time, Announcers And More

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 09: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, hoping to recover from a 48-3 loss to the 49ers last week. They will do so with Earnest Graham starting in place of the injured LeGarrette Blount.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of the biggest media darlings of the NFL preseason, have been left reeling following a 48-3 dismantling at the hands of this week's new "it" team, the San Francisco 49ers. The Bucs will host the New Orleans Saints this week in a critical divisional matchup against a Super Bowl contender. Win or lose, the Bucs will need to at least put up a fight if they hope to regain traction this season.

They try do so without starting running back LeGarrette Blount, however, who will miss at least this week with a knee injury suffered during Sunday's loss to the Niners. The bruising Earnest Graham should receive the bulk of the rushing load. His 4.7 yards per carry this season in limited work suggests that he can be effective in Blount's stead.

He will need to be if the Bucs hope to keep pace with the Saints' scoring machine. Unfortunately, Josh Freeman hasn't been nearly as effective as fans had hoped entering the year. In fact, he has already thrown as many interceptions this season (six) as he did throughout all of last season. Opposite him will be one of the league's best in Drew Brees, coming off a 359-yard passing performance against the Carolina Panthers

Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 16; 4:15pm ET

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

TV Schedule

TV Distribution

Radio Schedule
Saints: WWL 870AM, 105.3FM 
Buccaneers: WFUS 103.5, WDAE 620 AM

For more on the Saints head over to Canal Street Chronicles. For more on the Bucs, check out Bucs Nation. Follow the rest of Week 6 at SB Nation NFL.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.