Saints Down Tampa Bay 31-6 - Match Report
|Saints Down Tampa Bay 31-6 - Match Report|
Drew Brees passed for 3 TDs and 263 yards in leading the Saints past Tampa Bay on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Saints were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 43.5.
Christopher Ivory rushed for 158 yards, while Julius Jones added 32 yards in the win. Robert Meachem and Lance Moore added 71 and 57 receiving yards respectively.
Carnell Williams rushed for 18 yards for Tampa Bay, while Josh Johnson added 11 yards. Josh Freeman threw for 219 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Carnell Williams and Sammie Stroughter had 63 and 51 yards respectively.
Tampa Bay lost the offensive yardage battle to New Orleans 475-277 yards in Sunday's game. New Orleans had more first downs as that total ended up 27-22.
Tampa Bay lost the time of possession battle 31:29/28:31, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
New Orleans heads into a Week 7 battle against the Browns. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against St. Louis.