New Orleans Saints: Blowout win over Bucs gave much-needed hope

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The New Orleans Saints destroyed the Bucs in Week 9, and they’ll enter Week 10 with a renewed sense of hope that the best is yet to come.

Internally, the New Orleans Saints would have been fine if had they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past weekend. However, that’s going to stay as just an “if” as the Saints rocked the Bucs on Sunday Night Football.

They jumped out to a 31-point halftime lead and ended the game up 38-3. They handed arguably the great quarterback of all time the biggest loss by point differential in his career. That’s impressive.

What’s even better is that the Bucs were highly considered to be the favorite. All the analysts suggested the Bucs would win prior to the game. They were very wrong as the game was all New Orleans.

It wasn’t just a good victory because they took back control of the division, but it was a highly important win because it gave the team the hope they needed to move forward confidently. It’s been a tough season as far as injuries go.

Michael Thomas has played in now just two games. Players like Marcus Davenport, Emmanuel Sanders, and many others have missed time this season. That’s one reason they went into a 1-2 hole to start the season.

The Saints beat a Bucs roster that had never played together to kick the season off.

They had then lost to the Packers and Raiders. It just wasn’t an impressive start. Their Week 9 victory continued their winning streak to five, and it snapped their four-game streak of one-score victories.

While the team was 5-2 entering the game and would’ve likely still had a high probability of making the playoffs, now at 6-2, they’ll more than likely go on to win the division and could potentially get a first-round bye.

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The Saints are rolling, and with a revenge game in the Niners coming up, they’ll have even more of a reason to get yet another win. After their blowout win, they’re riding high, as they should, and hopefully, that confidence gets them another win this Sunday.