Saints 28, Buccaneers 21: First Half Recap

Drew Brees' first half stats look like he's already played a full game.

It has been a high scoring affair in Tampa Bay as the New Orleans Saints have rallied back from an early 14 point deficit to lead 28-21 at halftime.

Related: Morgan the Magnificent's Touchdown Catch

The Saints defense has looked absolutely terrible save for a series or two. That's okay, though, because Drew Brees is playing out of this mind. He's 20 of 25 for 313 yards, 4 TDs and a passer rating of 141.7. Yes, those are just the first half stats. Marques Colston, Darren Sproles, Joe Morgan and David Thomas all have a touchdown catch.

Related: A Closer Look at Roman Harper's Non-Interception

Here are the complete first half stats from the game:

Team Stats

NO TB
First Downs 16 11
Total Yards 347 202
Passing Yards 313 117
Rushing Yards 34 85
Penalties (Yds) 3(25) 0(0)
Turnovers 1 0
Punts (AVG) 1(48) 2(35)
Time of Pos. 16:28 13:17

Top performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 20/25 313 4 1
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
P. Thomas 6 14 0 6
D. Sproles 3 14 0 9
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
L. Moore 7 84 0 18
M. Colston 4 55 1 17T
D. Henderson 3 75 0 40
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
J. Freeman 9/15 122 2 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
D. Martin 7 66 1 36T
J. Freeman 1 13 0 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Williams 3 31 0 17
V. Jackson 2 33 1 17T
L. Stocker 1 33 0 33
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker