New Orleans 16, Tampa Bay 14

Date - 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, September 15, 2013
Location - Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Temperature - 93°
Head Official - Bill Leavy
Attendance - 60870

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New Orleans 10 0 3 3 16
Tampa Bay 7 0 0 7 14

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 2-0 1-0 1-0 W2
Tampa Bay 0-2 0-1 0-1 L2

Recap


Saints 16, Buccaneers 14:
Garrett Hartley booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to lift visiting New Orleans past Tampa Bay.

Drew Brees completed 26-of-46 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown and connected on three straight passes for 54 yards to put the Saints in position for Hartley’s game-winning kick. Jimmy Graham caught 10 passes for 179 yards and a score as New Orleans (2-0) handed the Buccaneers their second last-second defeat in as many weeks.

Doug Martin rushed 29 times for 144 yards but Josh Freeman struggled to 9-of-22 for 125 yards for Tampa Bay (0-2). The Buccaneers had a chance to put some more distance on the lead but Rian Lindell missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt with 1:06 left.

Tampa Bay grabbed a 7-3 lead following the first of Brees’ two interceptions, when Freeman found Kevin Ogletree for a 5-yard touchdown with 5:15 left in the first quarter. Brees made up for that miscue on the ensuing possession with a 56-yard touchdown pass to Graham.

The Saints were stopped on fourth-and-goal near the end of the first half, and settled for a field goal after forcing a turnover in Buccaneers territory midway through the third. New Orleans’ struggles closing out drives cropped up again in the fourth, when Mason Foster picked off Brees at the Tampa Bay 15-yard line and ran it all the way back for an 85-yard touchdown and a 14-13 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The game was delayed by 69 minutes in the first quarter due to lightning. ... Buccaneers DT Derek Landri (knee) was injured in the first half and ruled out for the rest of the game. Saints DB Patrick Robinson was carted off the field in the first half with a leg injury and did not return. … Tampa Bay G Carl Nicks, who left the Saints in the offseason, sat out the game with a foot injury. … The Buccaneers committed 10 penalties for 118 yards, the second straight week they have racked up over 100 yards in penalties.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
New Orleans   Tampa Bay
Pierre Thomas Player Doug Martin
5 Attempts 29
29 Yards 144
5.8 Avg Yards 5.0
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 28
Receiving
New Orleans   Tampa Bay
Jimmy Graham Player Vincent Jackson
10 Receptions 5
179 Yards 77
17.9 Avg Yards 15.4
1 Touchdowns 0
56 Long 22

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New Orleans 371 75 296 1 3 1 1.0 1
Tampa Bay 273 160 113 2 0 2 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against New England. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Saints have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.