Buccaneers vs Saints Final: 23-13 - Recap
The Buccaneers got a 2-TD performance from Josh Freeman as Tampa Bay handed New Orleans a 23-13 defeat on Sunday at Louisiana Superdome.
The Buccaneers were a 6.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 46.5.
LeGarrette Blount rushed for 66 yards, while Josh Freeman added 11 yards in the win. Dezmon Briscoe and Maurice Stovall added 65 and 45 receiving yards respectively.
Reggie Bush rushed for 70 yards for New Orleans, while Christopher Ivory added 33 yards. Drew Brees threw for 196 yards for the Saints, while receivers Adrian Arrington and Reggie Bush had 79 and 55 yards respectively.
Tampa Bay outgained New Orleans 317-305 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-18 by the Saints.
The time of possession battle favored New Orleans as their offense was on the field for 30:57, longer than the 29:03 of their opponents.