New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 6

Sunday, October 17, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 17, 2010
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 81°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Clete Blakeman
ATTENDANCE: 51759

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New Orleans 7 10 7 7 31
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 6 6

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 4-2 2-1 2-1 W1
Tampa Bay 3-2 1-2 2-0 L1

Recap

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes, rookie Chris Ivory rushed for 158 yards and the visiting New Orleans Saints cruised to a 31-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

The Saints (4-2) kept Tampa Bay off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter, holding the Bucs (3-2) to 40 rushing yards on 18 attempts.

Brees completed 21 of 32 passes for 263 yards with one interception. He threw a pair of long touchdown passes in the first half, hitting Lance Moore for a 41-yard score and hooking up with Robert Meachem for a 42-yard touchdown. He also tossed a 4-yard touchdown to fullback Heath Evans in the third quarter.

Ivory excelled in place of injured Pierre Thomas, who missed a third consecutive game with an ankle injury. The undrafted rookie from Tiffin University gained 158 yards on 15 carries.

Ladell Betts scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter for New Orleans.

Josh Freeman connected with Micheal Spurlock on a 2-yard touchdown pass for Tampa Bay's lone score.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
New Orleans   Tampa Bay
Christopher Ivory Player Cadillac Williams
15 Attempts 10
158 Yards 18
10.5 Avg Yards 1.8
0 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 8
Receiving
New Orleans   Tampa Bay
Robert Meachem Player Cadillac Williams
4 Receptions 7
71 Yards 63
17.8 Avg Yards 9.0
1 Touchdowns 0
42 Long 15

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New Orleans 475 212 263 4 1 0 1.0 3
Tampa Bay 277 42 235 1 0 1 0.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against St. Louis . The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Saints have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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