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Fleur-de-Links, September 14: Saints emerge victorious in week 1 challenge against Tampa Bay

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New Orleans Saints give Tom Brady a rough welcome to the NFC South, beat Buccaneers 34-23 - Canal Street Chronicles

The Saints emerge victorious following a week 1 win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, making the Saints the only team in the NFC South to have week 1 victory.

Sources: Tom Brady was New Orleans Saints’ backup plan if Drew Brees had retired this past offseason - ESPN

Before Drew Brees announced that he would return for the 2020 season, Tom Brady was the backup plan for the Saints for their starting quarterback.

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints reach 5-year contract extension - Canal Street Chronicles

Ahead of the Saints’ Sunday game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Alvin Kamara signed a 5-year deal with the Saints, which includes “a $15 million signing bonus and over $34 million in guarantees.”

Michael Thomas reacts to new deals for Alvin Kamara, Demario Davis - Saints Wire

Michael Thomas tweeted in celebration of Alvin Kamara and Demario Davis’ new deals. (Tweet below)

Saints reportedly sign LB Demario Davis to 3-year extension - Canal Street Chronicles

Demario Davis has reportedly signed a new 3-year, $27 million deal with the Saints.

Drew Brees sets record for career pass attempts in New Orleans Saints’ win - ESPN

Drew Brees set a new record for pass attempts in a career by attempting his 10,170th pass, breaking the former record set by Brett Favre.

Defense shines, offensive play calling ‘awful,’ as Saints top Buccaneers in near-silent Superdome - NOLA

Despite the outcome of their week 1 game, Sean Payton was highly critical of his offensive play calling, saying, “There’s a handful of plays that we’re going to watch on tape and it’s not going to be the players,” and, “It’s on me. I’ve got to be a lot better.”