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2007 Redux: Saints 16, Bucs 13

Week two is already upon us in our Second Season. This week the Saints play their quasi-rivals Tampa Bay in the first divisional match-up of the season. Saints fans will like the outcome this time around as the Second Season is already looking better than the actual 2007 campaign.

Last season the Saints were put away by Tampa Bay, largely in part to Saint killer Joey Galloway. It was another disappointment and the first sign that the Saints were not as great as everyone thought.

This time around the tables are turned and the Saints come away with a win...barely. Galloway only gets one TD in this one and Olindo Mare (unbelievably) makes an OT field goal to give the Saints the edge in this contest. This one was a close defensive battle and the Saints came up with some big turnovers, including two interceptions, one by...oh my god...Jason David.   Deuce had another decent day with 98 yards and Colston was back to his old form with 6 receptions for 83 yards. Eric Johnson wound up being Drew's favorite receiver on the day as he hauled in 7 catches. Saints now lead the NFC South and look to be on track.

 

Scoring Summary

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Saints 3 0 7 3 3 16
Bucs 7 0 3 3 0 13

 

Game Stats

   Stat

Saints Bucs
Score 16 13
Total Offense 296 321
Rushing Yards 104 84
Passing Yards 192 237
First Downs 17 22
PR Yards 36 28
KR Yards 40 105
Possession 33:40 34:01
Turnovers 1 3
3rd Down Conv. 8/18 6/18
Red Zone Offense 33% 50%
Penalty Yards 80

100

 

Division Standings

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
New Orleans
1 1 0 .500 39 39
Tampa Bay
1 1 0 .500 46 43
Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 59 47
Carolina 1 1 0 .500 35 47

 

Individual Stats

Player Yards Comp. Att. Pct. TD Int.
Drew Brees 194 20 33 60.6% 0 0

 

Player Yards Attempts Avg. TD Fumble
Deuce McAllister 98 32 3.1 0 0

 

Player Rec. Yards Long TD
Reggie Bush 2 29 26 0
Marques Colston 6 83 31 0
Devery Henderson 1 4 4 0
David Patten
2 33 27 0
Eric Johnson 7 38 11 0

 

Player Tackles Sacks Int.
Roman Harper
7 0 0
Mark Simoneau 7 0 1
Hollis Thomas
4 1 0
Charles Grant 2 0 0
Jason David
0 0 1
Scott Fujita
5 0 0
Mike McKenzie
6 0 0

 

Player Att. Comp. Long
Olindo Mare 3 3 39

 

Saints have a longer week than normal, playing their next game on Monday night in front of the entire country against the Titans. This is their first game at home they will try and make it two in a row and start their march to the Superbowl.