The New Orleans Saints (6-2) defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) 38-3 on Sunday Night Football.
This game was dominated by the Saints, who scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead. After Emmanuel Sanders and Alvin Kamara scored in the second quarter to make it 28-0, this game was well out of hand.
The Buccaneers forced a turnover in the third quarter when Shaq Barrett came up with his fourth sack of the season that Drew Brees fumbled away. But the Buccaneers were unable to score after that, and any chance the Buccaneers had to rally seemed to end there.
Drew Brees went 26-for-32 with 222 yards and four touchdowns for New Orleans, while Tom Brady went 22-for-38 with 209 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. Former Buccaneer quarterback and first overall pick Jameis Winston, now the backup quarterback for the Saints, made his New Orleans debut late in the blowout and completed his only pass for twelve yards. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay ran the ball only five times in this game, the fewest rushing attempts in NFL history.
The Buccaneers will look to rebound next Sunday when they go to Carolina to battle the Panthers - kickoff is scheduled for 1 PM.
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