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, win their second consecutive NFC South crown!"On the heels of their first defeat in their last 11 games, the New Orleans Saints (11-2) Cheap Tyeler Davison Youth Jersey
were trying to rediscover their winning ways on the road against the suddenly somewhat competent Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8). The Saints had one more incentive in winning today: a victory would give them the NFC South crown for a second consecutive year, a first in franchise history.*Here is how the game unfolded:1st HALFThe Saints won the toss and deferred to the second half. Taking the ball at their own 25-yard line, the Bucs would drive right down the field in less than three minutes, with quarterback Jameis Winston finding his tight end Cameron Brate for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead for Tampa Bay.On their first possession, the Saints would move the ball into Bucs territory, but a penalty on Jermon Bushrod in Tampa Bay territory would put them behind the chains, forcing them to punt.On Tampa Bay’s second possession of the game, the Bucs would drive from their 20-yard line to the Saints’ 48, but stall and punt the ball back to New Orleans.The Saints second possession would start at New Orleans’ 11-yard line and go backwards, resulting in a second consecutive punt for Thomas Morstead. Just like last week against Dallas, the Saints’ offense seemed to moving in quicksand, unable to get any traction.Starting their next possession at their 25-yard line, the Buccaneers once again find space to move football. Tampa Bay would get all the down to the Saints’ 20-yard line, but a sack of Jameis Winston by Cameron Jordan would force the Bucs to attempt a field goal, which Cairo Santos missed from 46 yards out.The Saints would start their first drive of the second quarter at their own 36-yard line, because of the field goal miss. New Orleans, for the first time of the game Drew Brees Jersey White
, would look somewhat efficient on offense and drive all the way to the Bucs’ 12-yard line before settling for a 30-yard field goal, which Wil Lutz converted to trim the Bucs’ lead to 7-3.On their ensuing drive, the Bucs would go backwards with a litany of penalties, forcing them to punt eventually on a 4th and 31.Taking over at their 31-yard line, the Saints move the football near midfield, when Drew Brees would throw his fourth interception of the season. Drew Brees in the last two games is definitely playing subpar football and as he goes, so goes the Saints’ offense. And right now, it’s not going well.The Bucs take over at the Saints 39-yard line and drive into the red zone, capitalizing on Drew Brees’ interception with a touchdown from Jameis Winston to Cameron Brate for a 14-3 lead going into halftime.2nd HALFStarting the half with the ball, the Saints would give up possession on the second play, as Brees fumbled and the Bucs recovered at New Orleans’ 27-yard line. The Saints’ defense once again would bail out its offense, forcing Tampa into attempting a 40-yard field goal, which Cairo Santos missed. Just like that, the Saints had yet another opportunity to reduce Tampa’s advantage on the scoreboard with the ball at their 30-yard line. Instead, New Orleans would go three-and-out, unable to pick up a third-and-one on a running play by Mark Ingram. New Orleans would punt the ball back, the third punt of the game for Thomas Morstead.On their next possession, the Bucs move the ball up to their 41-yard line when they stall. Taysom Hill blocks the punt and the Saints take over at Tampa Bay’s 30-yard line.The Saints would finally find some running room Cheap Tommylee Lewis Youth Jersey
, as they got in the red zone on two runs by Mark Ingram. After Alvin Kamara got the team to the Bucs’ one-yard line, Drew Brees would find his fullback Zach Line for a touchdown. The Saints would then convert a two-point play with Alvin Kamara running into the end zone and bringing the Saints within three points of Tampa Bay, at 14-11 with 4:43 left in the third quarter.On their ensuing possession, the Saints’ defense would force the first three-and-out by the Bucs, in a drive marked by sacks of Jameis Winston by A.J. Klein and Cameron Jordan once again, who is playing out of his mind this season.The Saints would start their next drive at their own 48-yard line and move all the way down into Tampa Bay’s red zone as the fourth quarter started. After getting all the way to Tampa Bay’s 2-yard line, the Saints stalled at Tampa’s one-yard line, when on fourth-and-goal, Drew Brees ran his patented “Fleur-de-leap” into the end zone for a touchdown. The point-after-touchdown would give the Saints their first lead of the day at 18-14, with 11:46 left in the game.Keeping up with their theme of the day, the Saints defense would rise to the occasion, while the Bucs would shoot themselves in the foot with penalties. For the second consecutive possession, the Bucs would go three-and-out and punt the ball to New Orleans.Starting at their own 47-yard line, the Saints would drive 53 yards into the end zone with a gritty run by Mark Ingram, extending their lead to 11 points. From trailing by 11 points at halftime, the Saints had gone on a 22-0 run over the Bucs with 7:26 left in the game.On the next possession for the Bucs, Tampa Bay gets one first down, but Jameis Winston is sacked by Sheldon Rankins New Orleans Saints Tyeler Davison Jersey
, forcing Tampa Bay to punt again.