NFC South showdown
We're getting ready for kickoff live from the Superdome.
Before that, we wanted to pass along the latest lineup news. We just told you about Jeff Garcia, who will be the inactive third (emergency) quarterback. The Bucs haven't officially announced a starter, but expect Luke McCown to line up under center.
Elsewhere, WR Micheal Spurlock is among the Bucs' inactives today. That means someone else will be returning kickoffs today. Can't imagine it will be RB Michael Pittman, although he is active today. If he plays, this will be his first game back since re-aggravating that ankle injury at Atlanta a couple weeks ago.
The remaining inactive Bucs are RB Lionel Gates, LB Jeremiah Trotter, G Dan Buenning, TE Keith Heinrich, DE Greg Spires (calf injury) and DT Greg Peterson.
I'll be here throughout the afternoon to comment, analyze and report on the goings-on. Feel free to chime in with questions or just add your own input. See you soon.
(Pictured: Luke McCown, left and Jeff Garcia. Times photo - Brian Cassella. Click to enlarge.)