Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been an interception waiting to happen since he entered the league. He has thrown double-digit interceptions in every season since he was drafted. That trend continued in Week 1, where he was picked off three times.
Since that performance, Winston has eight touchdowns and two interceptions. That includes a 55-40 win over the Los Angeles Rams where he threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns. Winston’s career has been a roller coaster. He was drafted first overall, praised at times, benched, and now he is the leader of Tampa Bay once again.
In Week 5, Winston and the Buccaneers will face the New Orleans Saints. They are coming off of a 12-10 Sunday night win over the Dallas Cowboys. Drew Brees is still out with a hand injury, but that does not mean their defense will struggle. Winston has played seven games against the Saints in his career and has seven touchdowns and six interceptions.
Winston Due For a Disappointing Outing
The Buccaneers are a missed 34-yard field goal away from being 3-1. No one expected them to go into Los Angeles and put up 55 points in a win. Bruce Arians is a proven winner and he is trying to turn around a team that has been a mess for years.
A road game against the Saints is not the best place to do that. The Saints are one of the teams in the league that seem to never lose at home. This makes that missed field goal even more important. The Buccaneers could lose this game and be 3-2, but instead it will drop them under .500.
As for their quarterback, he is due for a bad game. Winston is not trustworthy. You do not have to be a Buccaneers fan to see that. A good game for Winston is limiting his interceptions to just one. Facing a Saints’ defense that is extremely improved will be a tough task.
Cam Jordan is one of the elite pass rushers in the game. The secondary for the Saints is flying around the field early on. If the game was in Tampa Bay, the Bucs would have a better chance, but going to New Orleans is a tough task for any team.
It would be shocking to all if Winston were to march into New Orleans and play like he has over the previous two weeks.