Saints destroy the lackluster Buccaneers in Tampa

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New Orleans Saints swept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And in this game, the Saints beat down the lackluster Bucs.

The Saints won 38-3 over the Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught a touchdown reception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Emmanuel Sanders caught a touchdown reception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by the New Orleans Saints/Instagram)

With the win, the Saints improved to 6-2 on the season. New Orleans has won five straight games.

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The loss snapped the Buccaneers three-game win streak. Tampa Bay is now 6-3 overall.

This was the first time in Tom Brady’s career that he has been swept by a division rival. Plus, the 35-point loss was the worst in his career.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 26 of 32 for 222 yards. He had four touchdown passes.

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Taysom Hill had seven carries for 54 yards. Michael Thomas had five receptions for 51 yards.

Brady went 22 of 38 for 209 yards for the Buccaneers. He also had three interceptions.

Ronald Jones II had three carries for nine yards. Mike Evans had four receptions for 64 yards.

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The Buccaneers set an NFL record with just five carries in the game. Previously, the record was six carries in a game.

Tre’Quan Smith, Adam Trautman, Emmanuel Sanders, and Josh Hill had touchdown receptions for the Saints. Alvin Kamara also had a rushing touchdown.

Wil Lutz also made a field goal.

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Bucs kicker Ryan Succop made a field goal at 5:52 left in the game.

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