For the Buccaneers, Saints and Giants, this season has not been one to remember when it comes to how well their secondaries have played. Heck, look no further than the Buccaneers and Giants Week 2 game where both defenses decided to take the day off in a 42-35 final score. Things in New Orleans haven’t been much better with the Saints owning the league’s 29th worst passing defense.
All three nasty secondaries reared their ugly heads on opening drives.
For the Bucs, all it took was three plays and one 80-yard bomb from Philip Rivers to Dennario Alexander for fans to remember just how awful the pass defense in Tampa really is.
Up in Cincinnati, after a week of trash talk between Bengals wideout A.J. Green and members of the Giants secondary, Green used a 56 yard catch to score on the Bengals opening drive. The Giants have since then allowed yet another passing touchdown and find themselves in a 14-0 hole early.
In Atlanta, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan lead his team on a 7 play, 80 yard drive that started at Atlanta’s own 20, and took just over three minutes to conclude in a score. Although Ryan’s drive in Atlanta was the only one that didn’t end in a fantastically huge play, in fact it ended with a 1-yard touchdown pass, the Saints secondary looked awful and it’s only getting worse.
The day is young and all three secondaries for the Bucs, Giants and Saints look like they’re in for a long, long day.