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
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