New Orleans Saints 9-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Everything went wrong for the Buccaneers QB
Ldefensive of New Orleans provoked attacks from Tom Brady again, shutting down the powerful Tampa Bay offense Sunday night, as the Saints put Buccaneers’ division title celebration plans on hold with a 9-0 win about the Buccaneers. reigning Super Bowl champions.
Despite playing without coach Sean Payton on the bench, the Saints (7-7) beat the Bucs (10-4) for the seventh time in a row during the regular season, fourth since Brady left New England for Tampa Bay in 2020.
The victory gave New Orleans a series sweep of the season between rivals NFC South and led the Saints to playoff position. It also forced Tampa Bay to wait at least one more week to clinch its first division crown since 2007.
The Bucs, who won a playoff game in New Orleans last January en route to winning the Super Bowl, they lead the division by three games with three weeks remaining in the regular season.
With defensive coordinator Dennis Allen replacing Payton, who missed the game after testing positive for COVID-19, the Saints hampered the NFL’s No. 1 passing and scoring offense and they ended Brady’s streak of 255 consecutive starts without being excluded.
Brady leads the NFL in completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes, but he was just 26 of 48 for 213 yards and an interception, the eighth he has pitched in four regular-season games against the Saints, who lost no losses Sunday. night.
Meanwhile, Taysom Hill completed 13 of 27 passes for 154 yards and no interceptions for New Orleans, He also got field goals of 39, 35 and 42 yards from Brett Maher.
The Saints have won the NFC South every year since 2017 and, despite losing star quarterback Drew Brees to retirement and his successor, Jameis Winston, with a season-ending knee injury, are not giving up the crown without a fight.
Trevor Siemian came off the bench to replace Winston and lead New Orleans to a 36-27 victory in the first meeting between the fierce rivals on October 31. Brady threw for 375 yards and two touchdowns on that one, but also fumbled. and one of his two interceptions came back for a touchdown in the loss.
This time, The Saints defense sacked Brady four times, forced a fumble from the 44-year-old quarterback that ruined Tampa Bay’s best scoring opportunity in the second half, and he also intercepted the seven-time Super Bowl winner once.