Saints better be ready for Bucs WR duo

Posted by GARY ESTWICK on October 17, 2012 

The last time the Saints allowed two receivers to enjoy 100-yard outings? 

Atlanta's Roddy White (11 catches for 127 yards) and Julio Jones (eight catches for 128 yards) during last season's 45-16 rout of The Birds at the Superdome.

This year, if the same stat repeats itself Sunday at Tampa Bay, the Saints offense may not have the firepower to match point-for-point, the defense - ranked last in the NFL and hurting even more because of key injuries - might not have the ability to bend without breaking.

That's the threat the Bucs offer with the 1-2 WR punch of Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson

These two guys don't just catch passes, but long ones. Williams is averaging 22.1 yards per catch, second in the league. Jackson isn't far behind, ranking fifth (18.5). 

Jackson has seven passes of 20 or more yards; Williams has six. You want more? Williams is the first Bucs receiver to enjoy consecutive 100-yard outings since the 2008 season. His totals for the last two Tampa Bay games: 115 yards vs. Washington; 113 yards vs. Kansas City.

The Saints better be ready.

 

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