Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The revamped Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary
welcomed Drew Brees into the "No Fly Zone" by stifling him for nearly 59
Good thing Brees still had time on the clock.
Garrett Hartley's go-ahead 27-yard field goal with five seconds remaining
lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 16-14 triumph over the Buccaneers.
Mason Foster's 85-yard interception return for a touchdown gave Tampa Bay a
14-13 lead early in the fourth and the Bucs later took 5:50 off the clock
before Rian Lindell hooked a 47-yard field goal to the left.
Brees got the ball back with 1:06 to play and immediately went to work.
He hit Jimmy Graham, who caught 10 passes for 179 yards and a score, with a
15-yard completion over the middle. He then connected with Darren Sproles for
an eight-yard pickup before throwing a laser to Marques Colston on a seam
route for a 31-yard gain down to the Tampa Bay 9-yard line. Brees quickly got
up the line, spiked the ball and Hartley split the uprights to put New Orleans
Brees registered 54 of his 322 passing yards on New Orleans' final drive. He
finished 26-of-46 with a touchdown and two interceptions. He sliced and diced
the Tampa Bay (0-2) secondary last season for 684 yards and eight scores.