After winning the first meeting with Tampa Bay 31-24, the New Orleans Saints left Florida with another huge divisional win against the Buccaneers 34-17.
Once again the New Orleans Saints met the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a divisional rivalry game. This time the game was in Florida, but the outcome was still the same. The New Orleans Saints dominated the Buccaneers in another huge win.
During no time in this game was the ESPN Win Probability ever in Tampa Bay’s favor.
Right from the start, the Saints came out firing as Drew Brees threw for a season-low 228 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. Michael Thomas again showed why he is an MVP candidate catching eight balls for 114 yards and a touchdown, making NFL history en route to another fantastic performance.
Meanwhile, Thomas also broke the NFL record for most receptions in the first ten games of an NFL season. Our sleepers came up big as Lutz hit a 44-yard and 26-yard field goal and tacked on four point-after attempts. Jared Cook caught a touchdown for his third of the year.
From the looks of it, everything was going New Orleans way in Tampa Bay — or was it. Here are three takeaways from this week’s 34-17 win over the Buccaneers.