NEW ORLEANS — We'll be keeping up with the Saints and Bucs game with the winner drawing a matchup next weekend at Green Bay.
8:38 pm - Brees throws 3rd INT and that pretty much seals it
8:34 pm - Brady scores TD to take 30-20 lead.
8:29 pm - Drew Brees and Kamara have miscommunication and it's an INT that leads to a short field for Tampa.
8:24 pm - A long Tampa Bay drive ends with a FG and a 23-20 lead. A key holding penalty during the drive negated a long Ronald Jones run. 11 plays, 61 yards. 23-20 Tampa.
7:58 Bucs turn costly Saints turnover into points. Saints defense is playing extremely well but offense is betraying them to this point. 20-20
7:52 - Another COSTLY turnover for the Saints. Jared Cook with a big catch for a first down, but he fumbles, setting up Tampa in Saints territory.
7:45 - CJ Gardner-Johnson is hurt on a nice PBU. If his injury extends further into the game, that could be significant.
7:40 pm - Saints with nice 75-yard drive for TD to start second half. Plenty of good running by Kamara and nice blocking by offensive line. Brees with a laser to Tre-Quan for Smith's second TD of game. Saints 20-13 in the 3rd.
7:22 - The Saints have made 2 big plays - Deonte Harris punt return and the Jameis Winston trick play TD. Bucs made one big play - pickoff of Brees, but it led to a TD.
7:17 pm - Saints had costly TO and squandered great punt return. On other hand, Saints scored on trick play and D held Brady in check. Think there's concern that your main offense came on trick play.
7:16 pm - Brees 10 of 17 for 63 yards and a costly INT. Dismal QB rating of 42.1. Brady is 10-21 for 93 yards and 1 TD. Rating of 76.
7:15 pm - Bucs field goal ties game 13-13 at half.
6:44 pm - Some trickeration by the Saints. Jameis Winston comes in at QB, but Kamara lines up in wildcat, he flips to Winston who throws to wide open Tre-Quan Smith TD - Saints lead 13-10...
6:35 pm - Tampa scores on Brady to Mike Evans. Brady has been held in check, but he's been better than Brees so far. 10-6 Tampa
6:33 pm - Drew Brees picked off - Tampa returns it to the Saints 3
6:28 pm - Tampa also settles for a FG after a methodical drive. Both defenses have bent some, but in today's game, a FG is almost a defensive win.
6:21 pm - First Quarter over with Saints up 6-0, but you just feel like they've caught all the breaks so far and haven't capitalized as they should Defense played well in the quarter.
6:10 pm - Another drive, but it stalls again deep. Saints offense not exactly firing on all cylinders yet - Tampa may have a lot to do with that. Saints 6-0.
5:57 pm - Saints sack Brady - DEONTE HARRIS with another monster return, but a block in the back prevents a TD.
5:50 pm - Saints drive stalls at the 5. Lutz makes very short FG...Saints lead 3-0 but may regret 1st and 10 at the Tampa 21 ending with only a FG.
5:44 pm - Deonte Harris takes a licking and keeps kicking for a 54-yard punt return to the Tampa 21.
5:40 pm - Saints to kick off to start the game.
5:30 pm - Saints fans probably a little envious as Green Bay and Kansas City put 3 or more times the fans that the Saints can in the Superdome, but, dome is an indoor setting, so that probably has something to do with that.