Buccaneers vs. Saints: Franchise connections The Saints are set to play their NFC South rivals Sheldon Rankins Jersey Salute to Service , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for the 53rd time on Sunday. The Saints currently have the bragging rights, as they lead the series 32-20. As always, coaches and players will see familiar faces on the opposing sideline, and today we take a look at some of the notable ones.PlayersLB Alex Anzalone, Bucs LS Drew Ferris and CB Vernon Hargreaves played at Florida together in 2014. Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and Saints LB Demario Davis played together with the New York Jets in 2015 Limited Ryan Ramczyk Jersey , Davis then spent the 2017 season with Tampa Bay K Chandler Catanzaro. Tampa Bay CB De`Vante Harris spent his first two NFL seasons with New Orleans from 2016-17 and his father Rod, played for the Saints in 1989.TE Josh Hill and OL Evan Smith were college teammates at Idaho State in 2009. Saints T Ryan Ramcyzk played with Bucs LB Jack Cichy in 2016 at Wisconsin.DE Cameron Jordan was at California in 2010 with Bucs P Bryan Anger and S Chris Conte, while Jordan, Conte and DeSean Jackson played together in 2007. New Orleans S Vonn Bell, CB Marshon Lattimore, WR Michael Thomas and Tampa Bay DE Noah Spence were college teammates at Ohio State.Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate had a 2015 stint on the Saints practice squad. CoachingSaints Head Coach Sean Payton and Tampa Bay Offensive Line Coach George Warhop served on the same staff with Dallas from 2003-04. Saints Linebackers Coach Mike Nolan and Tampa Bay Head Coach Dirk Koetter were both coordinators for Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith when he was Falcons head coach during a period spanning from 2012-14 when Nolan first arrived in Atlanta as defensive coordinator Authentic Alex Anzalone Jersey , also serving on the same Atlanta staff with Tampa Bay Assistant Wide Receivers/ Game Management Andrew Weidinger. Tampa Bay Def. Backs Coach Brett Maxie played safety for New Orleans from 1985-93 and also served on the same coaching staff with Saints Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen in Atlanta from 2004-05. Saints Director of Player Engagement Fred McAfee played for Tampa Bay in 1999, where he was a teammate of Buccaneers Dir. of Football Operations Shelton Quarles. The Saints won their ninth straight game on Sunday and they did it in convincing fashion.The Eagles were in town and wound up losing 48-7, which is the biggest loss that any defending Super Bowl champ has ever experienced. There were plenty of stars for the Saints in the win, but the top of the list remains the space for quarterback Drew Brees.Brees was 22-of-30 for 363 yards and four touchdowns on Sunday to continue his brilliant season and Hall of Fame career in fine fashion. After the game, Brees said the Saints have a “high standard” for themselves and that he feels like he’s doing his part to reach it.“I feel really good right now,” Brees said Limited Khairi Fortt Jersey , via ESPN.com. “I love my team. I love coming to work every day with these guys. I want to play my heart out for these guys. I care about them. I certainly don’t want to let them down. I want to be as consistent as I can for them, give them confidence, put them in positions to succeed, and that’s my job. So I’m just doing my job.”Brees is doing his job as well or better than anyone else in the league right now and that’s reflected in the team’s 9-1 record. He’ll try to extend the run against the Falcons on Thanksgiving night and it’s hard to imagine anyone betting against that happening. Custom Cleveland Browns Jerseys