The Bucs opened Monday Night Football with a 16-play, 72-yard drive that ate 8:35 off the clock. They did not get into the end zone.
Tampa Bay entered the game with 16 touchdowns on 32 red zone possessions. The Bucs came up 3 yards short on their opening drive.
Ryan Succop kicked a 21-yard field goal, giving the Bucs a 3-0 lead.
The Saints punted on their first two possessions before going 80 yards in eight plays to take a 7-3 lead.
Dalton is 5-of-7 for 117 yards.