Saints vs. Buccaneers: Must See Stats

Mike Ehrmann

All of the notable facts and figures from the Saints 35-28 win over the Buccaneers Sunday.

The numbers from the Week 7 Saints vs. Buccaneers matchup tell the tale of two halves. They also prove just how clutch Lance Moore was on third down.

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4

Straight scoring drives in the first half by both teams.

49

Total points scored by both teams in the first half.

313

Passing yards for Drew Brees in the first half, 10th-highest total all-time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

64

Passing yards for Drew Brees in the second half.

126

Total offensive yards for the Saints in the second half, 95 of which came on one drive.

62

Career 300-yard games for Drew Brees, tying him for 3rd place in the NFL record books with Brett Favre.

7

Flags thrown during Tampa Bay's second-to-last series of the game, which ended in their only touchdown of the second half.

6

Third down conversion catches made by Lance Moore. That's 66% of the Saints successful third down conversions yesterday.

3-1-TB 19 (2:31) D.Brees pass short right to L.Moore to TB 17 for 2 yards (E.Wright)

3-10-NO 20 (12:38) (Shotgun) D.Brees pass short middle to L.Moore to NO 33 for 13 yards (L.David)

3-8-NO 36 (5:31) (Shotgun) D.Brees pass deep middle to L.Moore to TB 48 for 16 yards (R.Barber)

3-5-NO 33 (1:26) (Shotgun) D.Brees pass short middle to L.Moore to NO 46 for 13 yards (E.Biggers)

3-3-TB 47 (:38) D.Brees pass short left to L.Moore to TB 38 for 9 yards (B.McDonald)

3-6-NO 9 (2:10) (Shotgun) D.Brees pass deep right to L.Moore pushed ob at NO 44 for 35 yards (M.Barron)

100%

Saints red zone and goal-to-go efficiency.

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