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>> Tampa Bay vs New Orleans Wrap - New Orleans Wins 42-17
Drew Brees scorched the Buccaneers defense for 4 TDs as New Orleans defeated Tampa Bay 42-17 on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Saints were a 10.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 47.5.
Khiry Robinson rushed for 50 yards, while Pierre Thomas added 20 yards in the win. Kenny Stills and Lance Moore added 76 and 73 receiving yards respectively.
Bobby Rainey rushed for 35 yards for Tampa Bay, while Brian Leonard added 35 yards. Mike Glennon threw for 219 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Tiquan Underwood and Tim Wright had 93 and 58 yards respectively.
Tampa Bay was outgained by New Orleans 468-290 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-18 by the Saints.
The time of possession battle favored New Orleans as their offense was on the field for 34:12, longer than the 25:48 of their opponents.