The Saints were on the verge of shutting out Tampa Bay. Had they completed that instead of allowing a field goal, the Saints would’ve been responsible for the third time Brady had been shut out in his career.
While not all of it can be put on the defense as the Bucs looked lost offensively, the team that analysts were hating on pregame for allowing too many big played, locked down one of the most upward trending offenses in the league.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins was a huge reason for the success of the defense.
He was responsible for one of the three interceptions on the roster and had a team-high five tackles. He also had one pass defended. Jenkins was all over the field on Sunday as he made several timely tackles.
A staple in the defense for both the Saints this season and the Eagles the last few, Jenkins has been among the most consistent and efficient safeties in the NFL. He had his expertise on full display Sunday.
All three Saints were terrific as the team put together its most complete performance of the season.