Saints win sixth straight, pummel Buccaneers

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Don’t look now, but the Saints might actually be pretty good.

Of course, that might sound patronizing considering they’ve now won six in a row, but that speaks to how unexpected the way they’re doing it is.

The Saints dominated Tampa Bay on both sides of the ball in a 30-10 win, and looked like something approaching a complete team.

The Saints (6-2) held the Bucs to 200 yards of total offense, and knocked quarterback Jameis Winston out at halftime, at which point the game was effectively already decided.

But their defense continued to make plays, and the offense did the kind of things we’ve long expected of them.

Drew Brees threw for two touchdowns and Alvin Kamara had 152 yards of total offense, as the Saints cruised.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers (2-6) have lost six of their last seven games, and look like a dysfunctional mess. With Winston instigating a fight and Mike Evans deserving an ejection but not getting one, the only fight they showed was while fighting.

9 responses to “Saints win sixth straight, pummel Buccaneers

  1. I sounded a bit crazy when I picked the Saints as my Super Bowl team from the NFC after the first 2 weeks, but they’re rounding into shape. I still think that defense can get better and better, and Brees and the offense have figured it out as the season has gone along as expected.

  2. Saints still flying under the radar. I know it’s hard for the media and casual fan to buy into the Saints defense because of recent history. With that said, they are for real, and the major reason for that is Lattimore locking down his side with man coverage. Crawley is playing lights out, well above his talent level should (I personally believe PJ should be starting but you can’t argue with the results). With tight coverage, the D line can then get pressure on the quarterback consistently. Linebackers are playing well, and truthfully Craig Robertson is playing the best out of any of them. Anzalones injury was a blessing in disguise.

    So keep overlooking us media, if we somehow get home field adv in the playoffs, it won’t bode well for visitors… WHODAT!…

  3. It will be interesting to say the least to watch the Saints the rest of the season to see if they are for real. Who Dat!

  4. tampa its time to make a change AGAIN, coaching is worst than high school level at least i am smart enough to listen on radio or not at all not wasting my time on this mess of bad football, if they dont have that litle win streak last year could be challenging the browns

  5. The smartest people in the sports media are not surprised by the Saints success, but instead expected it based on paying close attention to what they were putting together on defense. It’s starting to get tiresome hearing the pretenders singing “Golly gee, we’re so surprised.”

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