Saints 16, Buccaneers 14
Despite Everything Ugly, the Saints Escape 2-0
I guess you can’t exactly call this a ‘Rapid’ Reaction, as it’s the next day, however, for continuity, let’s keep it going.
Yesterday had a variety of elements (both literally & figuratively). The game was delayed for 69 minutes yesterday. It was a sloppy game, to say the very least. You could have said this was a classic ‘trap’ game, but it was just another NFC South clash.
We could spend a great deal looking at all of the negative aspects of the game, but let’s just focus on the key elements to yesterday’s victory.
Quick Box Score Stats
Total First Downs: New Orleans 21, Tampa Bay 14
Third Down Efficiency: New Orleans (35% – 5/14), Tampa Bay (38% – 5/13)
Total Net Yards: New Orleans (371), Tampa Bay (273)
Sacks: New Orleans (1), Tampa Bay (4)
Turnovers: Tied (2)
Time of Possession: New Orleans (32:36); Tampa Bay (27:24)