Buccaneers vs. Saints score: Tampa Bay snaps four-game skid vs. New Orleans behind five second-half takeaways

The Buccaneers are finally in the win column against the Saints. After going 0-4 against their NFC South rival in the regular season since Tom Brady arrived, Tampa Bay was able to pull out a 20-10 victory at Caesars Superdome in Week 2 to move to 2-0 on the season. 

While this game did see a total of 30 points scored, it was a literal rock fight for the most part. The Saints were able to shut the Bucs out for the first half, while they managed just three points going into halftime for themselves. In the second half, a brawl that resulted in the ejection of Mike Evans and Marshon Lattimore was the catalyst for the offensive outburst and the ultimate demise of New Orleans. 

In the second half, the Saints turned the ball over on four straight possessions, which resulted in 17 points for Tampa Bay and helped them run away with the win. Winston finished with 236 yards passing, a touchdown and three picks. Meanwhile, Tom Brady tossed for 190 yards and one touchdowns. Bucs cornerback Jamel Dean accounted for two of Tampa’s three interceptions on the day. 

From here, the Buccaneers will head back to Tampa and await the Green Bay Packers, whom they’ll host in Week 3. As for the Saints, they’ll pick up the pieces from this loss and head on the road to face the Panthers in Carolina.


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