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2018 Schedule
11-2, 1st in NFC South
QB1's on the decline (1:58)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Eagles are expected to sign rookie RB Boston Scott off the Saints' practice squad, pending a physical, adding depth in the wake of Corey Clement's Sunday knee injury. A source confirmed the news, which was first reported by the NFL Network. At 5-foot-6, Scott was the shortest player selected in this year's NFL draft when the Saints took him in the sixth round out of Louisiana Tech. The 203-pounder ran for 1,047 yards and scored nine touchdowns as a senior. Then he ran for 121 yards and a TD in the preseason, while also returning kickoffs for the Saints.

Brees: Win over Bucs is another building block for team (0:33)
Payton: Win over Bucs important for us (0:20)
Saints rally in fourth quarter to beat Bucs (1:21)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore ends their 28-14 victory over Tampa Bay with a fantastic toe-tapping interception in the end zone with one second left -- allowing him to one-up Bucs WR Mike Evans in their rivalry. The Saints wound up outscoring Tampa Bay 25-0 after Taysom Hill's blocked punt. What a turnaround. That will allow them to properly celebrate their second straight NFC South title for the first time in franchise history. More importantly, it gives them their mojo back after last week's 13-10 loss at Dallas.

Ingram drags defenders for TD (0:30)
Brees converts on fourth down for TD (0:23)
Line's TD followed by Kamara's 2-point conversion (0:27)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints went for it on fourth-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line -- and converted with their go-to play, a leap by QB Drew Brees. They now have the 18-14 lead with 11:46 remaining after Taysom Hill's blocked punt in the third quarter finally woke them from their two-week slumber.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints DE Cameron Jordan now has two sacks in three straight games. And the Saints have the momentum back after a three-and-out by their defense that included sacks by both LB A.J. Klein and Jordan.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints finally got the spark they needed -- from do-everything backup QB Taysom Hill, who blocked a punt late in the third quarter to set up their first TD of the game (a 1-yard pass from Drew Brees to fullback Zach Line). Hill has become a big part of New Orleans' offense this year as a read-option QB/TE/WR/RB/kickoff returner. But he went back to his "roots" for this big play. He made special teams coverage his specialty last year to first get on the field. Tampa Bay still leads 14-11 after the Saints successfully converted a 2-point conversion run by Alvin Kamara.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Just keeps getting worse for the Saints offense as Drew Brees loses a fumble on the opening drive of the third quarter. Tampa Bay DE Carl Nassib got a push against Saints RT Ryan Ramczyk and stripped the ball out of Brees' hand. That was Brees' first lost fumble of the season, to go with his fourth INT of the season earlier in Sunday's game. ... The good news for New Orleans: Tampa Bay missed the field goal and still leads just 14-3.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints trail Tampa Bay 14-3 at halftime -- and have now scored just 13 points over the past six quarters. Drew Brees' interception late in the second quarter led to a Tampa Bay touchdown when New Orleans had the chance to steal the momentum. But the Saints' run game has been even more problematic. Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram have a combined total of zero rushing yards on seven carries.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The ugliness continues for New Orleans' offense. Drew Brees has now thrown an interception in three straight games after throwing just one in his first 10 games of the season. Brees appeared to be throwing a screen pass to RB Mark Ingram, but Ingram never turned and looked for the ball -- and Tampa Bay LB Adarius Taylor snagged it easily.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints' offense remains in a slump for the second straight week. They finally got on the board with a decent field goal drive in the second quarter to trail Tampa Bay 7-3. But the Saints have only scored TDs on one of their last 13 possessions (not including an end-of-game kneeldown). The run game has been the biggest issue today in Tampa. The Saints have negative-4 yards on six carries.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Buccaneers' opening drive looked like a continuation of Week 1, when Tampa Bay beat the Saints 48-40 in the Superdome (although they now have Jameis Winston at QB instead of Fitzmagic). The Bucs continued to test New Orleans' No. 1 cornerback, Marshon Lattimore, with a deep 36-yard completion to Mike Evans. And Tampa Bay scored on an 11-yard TD pass from Winston to TE Cameron Brate on third and 9.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sunny and dry as we get closer to kickoff at Tampa Bay after heavy rains this morning. Saints QB Drew Brees is wearing a glove on his non-throwing hand to help with grip, but only light rain is expected for the rest of the afternoon. Could have some wind to contend with as well. But the biggest issue for both teams will be footing on a sloppy field — which could actually be a plus for both offenses if they can elude tacklers because of it.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints tight end Dan Arnold is inactive Sunday — a bit of a surprise since his role in the offense has been growing lately. WR Brandon Marshall also remains a healthy inactive, along with LB Manti Te'o, defensive linemen Mitchell Loewen and Trey Hendrickson and G/C Will Clapp. LT Terron Armstead was previously ruled out with a pectoral injury.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore was fined $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct for pulling cash out from under his knee pad and donating it in the Salvation Army bin behind the end zone in Dallas last week. Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was fined the same amount for the same offense in Week 12. Lattimore, who was celebrating a forced fumble, said he did it in part because he and Elliott are friends and former Ohio State teammates.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.7
Rushing Yards125.3
Points For34.41st
Points Against21.8