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Final Score: New Orleans 16, Tampa Bay 14

Tampa,  FL (Sports  Network) -  The  revamped Tampa  Bay Buccaneers  secondary 
welcomed  Drew  Brees into  the "No  Fly Zone"  by stifling  him for nearly 59 
minutes. 

Good thing Brees still had time on the clock. 

Garrett  Hartley's go-ahead  27-yard field  goal with  five seconds  remaining 
lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 16-14 triumph over the Buccaneers. 

Mason  Foster's  85-yard interception return for  a touchdown gave Tampa Bay a 
14-13  lead  early in the  fourth and  the Bucs later  took 5:50 off the clock 
before Rian Lindell hooked a 47-yard field goal to the left. 

Brees got the ball back with 1:06 to play and immediately went to work. 

He  hit Jimmy  Graham, who caught 10 passes  for 179 yards and a score, with a 
15-yard  completion over the middle. He then connected with Darren Sproles for 
an  eight-yard  pickup before  throwing a  laser to Marques  Colston on a seam 
route  for a 31-yard gain down to the Tampa Bay 9-yard line. Brees quickly got 
up the line, spiked the ball and Hartley split the uprights to put New Orleans 
(2-0) ahead. 

Brees  registered 54 of  his 322 passing yards on New Orleans' final drive. He 
finished  26-of-46 with a touchdown and two interceptions. He sliced and diced 
the Tampa Bay (0-2) secondary last season for 684 yards and eight scores. 

 

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