The Saints used a powerful mix of running by Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles along with the precision-passing by Drew Brees to improve their standings to 6-3. The loss by Tampa Bay brought their record to 4-4.
QB Drew Brees threw for two touchdowns. RB Pierre Thomas had a 9-yard TD run and John Kasay hit on two field goals while missing one. Another touchdown by Darren Sproles was called back due to a penalty.
The Saints led the Bucs 17-3 at the half.
For most of teh game, the Saints were without the services of their DB Tracy Porter who suffered a neck injury after a jolting tackle of receiver Mike Williams. After a long game-delay, Porter was carted off the field. and gave a thumbs up on his way out as the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
New Orleans plays their division rival, the Atlanta Falcons, next week before enjoying its bye week.
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|Total Net Yards||453|
|Time Of Possession||30:04|
|Total Net Yards||365|
|Time Of Possession||29:56|