The New Orleans Saints dismantled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved team in a 34-23 win to open the season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the NFL’s most improved team, adding multiple future Hall of Famers in the offseason. With no preseason to watch, the Saints thwarted America’s first look at the “hot” new team starting off their season with a win.
The Saints are picking up where they left off last regular season where they finished 13-3. They are looking to do just as good if not better than that this season. This game started them off on the right foot.
New Orleans had several downfalls last year, they had a lack of wide receiver depth, they needed help in the secondary, and so on. This season there are several of those issues from a season ago that they fixed.
This blowout win against the Buccaneers proves the Saints are the real deal this year (it wasn’t quite as close as the score denotes). Kamara could’ve had a late-game score that would’ve made it almost a 20-point victory.
There are several areas of the Saints that you can see are improved. Here are three things we saw from the season opener for the Saints.