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Saints Pound Buccaneers 42-17 to Secure Playoff Berth

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The New Orleans Saints gave their fans an impressive display, and secured a playoff berth with a victory at home over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sean Gardner

Drew Brees became the first quarterback in Saints history to throw three touchdowns of 40+ yards in the same game, while putting up an NFL-record third consecutive (and fourth total) season with over 5,000 passing yards. Jimmy Graham ended the game one TD shy of the record for most touchdowns in a single season in NFL history, but he'll hopefully get plenty of opportunities to score as the Saints fight their way through the playoffs in January.

TEAM STATS


TB
NO
First Downs 17
21
Total Yards 277
458
Passing Yards 207
370
Rushing Yards 70
88
Penalties (Yds) 7(63)
8(84)
Turnovers 1
0
Punts (AVG) 3(48)
2(39)
Time of Pos. 22:47
26:24

TOP PERFORMERS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Glennon 21/32 208 2 1
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
B. Leonard 5 35 0 24
B. Rainey 10 33 0 16
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Underwood 5 93 1 48T
T. Wright 5 58 1 24
V. Jackson 4 35 0 12
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 24/31 381 4 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
K. Robinson 3 38 0 25
P. Thomas 7 20 1 8T
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Colston 6 67 0 24
J. Graham 5 71 1 33
L. Moore 4 73 1 44T