The Drew Brees-led New Orleans Saints won 34-23 in their season opener against the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The New Orleans Saints won their season opener by 11. It was a dominant victory over the team many thought was rival the Saints for the rights to the NFC South. Well, it looks like the Saints are still the team to beat.
The new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a 7-0 lead, and from there, it was a downhill drive.
Tom Brady threw two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins.
Rob Gronkowski never really got involved, and Mike Evans struggled for much of the afternoon as well. Those two and Chris Godwin never really got going and Brady didn’t look too great, completing 23 of 36 passes.
But, it’s easy to give the Bucs a break since much of their offense was remodeled this offseason. They’ll get better with time. Although New Orleans steamrolled them in what should’ve been nearly a 20-point victory, hope in Tompa Bay is still there.
That said, the Saints did have a few players stand out from their dominant performance. Let’s dive into who won and who lose the team’s season opener which doubled as their home opener, although it certainly didn’t feel like it with no fans in the dome.