Saints, Teddy Bridgewater strafe the Bucs

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Teddy Bridgewater has a few more weeks to be the Saints’ starting quarterback.

And he’s finally looking like something other than an interim.

The Saints (4-1) took a 31-24 win over the Buccaneers, and Bridgewater went from being a passenger to a guy driving the car for a change.

He was 25-of-33 for 314 yards and four touchdowns, and found a consistent connection with wide receiver Michael Thomas throughout the day.

Previously, Bridgewater was competent but not outstanding in relief of Drew Brees, taking safe passes and relying on their defense (believe it or not) to carry him through. But against the Bucs, he was taking shots downfield, and was an active participant in the offense.

Thomas had 11 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns, in his latest outburst against the division rivals.

A week after dropping 55 points on the Rams, the Bucs (2-3) weren’t able to replicate their recent offensive output. Jameis Winston threw for just 204 yards, and Mike Evans was negated by Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Evans didn’t have a catch, and the Bucs offense lacked rhythm all day.

That was as much about an improved Saints defense as their own mistakes, as Winston didn’t turn it over, but didn’t do much else of note either.

14 responses to “Saints, Teddy Bridgewater strafe the Bucs

  1. The fake QB’s Lamar Jackson Five and the Rapist Winston have been exposed as running backs who think they can throw. Apparently these dudes are only amazing against high school teams.

  2. Wait a minute, wait a minute. Tell me if you’ve heard this one already.

    “LOL Saints are done with no Brees. They have no defense and Sean Peyton is the most overrated coach in the NFL. They’re going to suck for the next 10 years. LOLOLOL”

  3. Yep, the Bucs are who we thought they were…
    Hope the front office is paying close attention to the new crop of QBs that will be in the next draft!

  4. hippstuff says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:33 pm
    Vikings fan here who is SO happy for Teddy.
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    Same, hard not to cheer for the guy. Wouldn’t mind seeing him back in MN at some point.

  5. Jameis Winston wasn’t spectacular today but coming into today, only Mahommes had more yards and a higher QB rating than him. And @bkgrime is correct, Winston is NOT a running QB. I’m 56 years old and was NEVER fast and I think I’d beat Winston in a 50 yards dash..

    Usually Mike Evans kills up but NOT today! We got away with at least two no calls today. Because Harris fumbled in the first quarter and Thomas pushed off later on. But The Who Dat Nation will eat the W!

  6. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:13 pm
    The fake QB’s Lamar Jackson Five and the Rapist Winston have been exposed as running backs who think they can throw. Apparently these dudes are only amazing against high school teams.

    Dude weak take. Just because he’s a black guy he’s a running quarterback? What year is this?

  7. The fumble non- call, karma got us on that one. The pick set them up at the same spot soon after. That was atrocious, even as a saints fan. The opi, they’re not changing that unless its beyond egregious and that’s already been established.

    D was amazing again. Davenport is looking like he was worth the trade up

  8. Hoooray Ted. He finally had his mojo running that high octane offense. Brilliant game by number 5

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