Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NO 458
    • 513 TB
  • Turnovers

    • NO 1
    • 0 TB
  • Possession

    NO TB
    33:45 26:15
  • 1st Downs

    • NO 23
    • 26 TB

Game Information

Raymond James Stadium
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Tampa, FL 33607
  • Line: NO -3.0
Attendance: 58,906
90%
Capacity: 65,647
Referees: Jerome Boger
10/21/2012 Associated Press

Brees throws 4 TDs, Saints dodge Bucs late

Jonathan Vilma played for the first time while appealing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints bounty program, and Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four TDs to pace a 35-28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Saints7210735
Buccaneers1470728
first QuarterNOTB
TD
12:27
Tiquan Underwood 13 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
1 play, 13 yards, 0:00
06
XP
12:22
Connor Barth Kick is Good
1 play, 13 yards, 0:00
07
TD
6:05
Doug Martin 36 Yard Run
10 plays, 76 yards, 4:58
013
XP
5:55
Connor Barth Kick is Good
10 plays, 76 yards, 4:58
014
TD
1:55
Marques Colston 17 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
8 plays, 80 yards, 4:09
614
XP
1:46
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
8 plays, 80 yards, 4:09
714
second QuarterNOTB
TD
13:26
Vincent Jackson 17 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
6 plays, 80 yards, 3:28
721
XP
13:18
Connor Barth Kick is Good
6 plays, 80 yards, 3:28
721
TD
9:34
Darren Sproles 9 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
9 plays, 80 yards, 3:54
1321
XP
9:24
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
9 plays, 80 yards, 3:54
1421
TD
4:47
Joseph Morgan 48 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
5 plays, 79 yards, 2:45
2021
XP
4:35
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
5 plays, 79 yards, 2:45
2121
TD
0:21
David Thomas 20 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
9 plays, 72 yards, 1:38
2721
XP
0:15
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
9 plays, 72 yards, 1:38
2821
fourth QuarterNOTB
TD
13:31
Pierre Thomas 5 Yard Run
12 plays, 95 yards, 5:01
3421
XP
13:23
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
12 plays, 95 yards, 5:01
3521
TD
4:16
Dallas Clark 3 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
14 plays, 63 yards, 6:18
3527
XP
4:10
Connor Barth Kick is Good
14 plays, 63 yards, 6:18
3528

Research Notes

  • Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has had success throwing the ball downfield this season and that continued Sunday against the Saints. Freeman was 9-for-16 for 278 yards and a touchdown on passes thrown more than 10 yards downfield and was especially good on such passes in the second half of the game (6-12, 212 yards).

  • Drew Brees has thrown for at least 325 yards in five of the Saints' six games this season, including 377 yards Sunday against the Buccaneers. Brees built up a lot of yardage with precise play-action passes, an area in which he had struggled this season. In the first half alone, Brees was 7-7 for 158 yards and threw both of his play-action touchdowns.

  • Most Games with 300 Pass yds and 4 Pass TD - NFL History

    Drew Brees16
    Dan Marino16
    Tom Brady12
    Peyton Manning11

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