2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
12-4, 1st in NFC South
Brady catches up with Brees and family after game, TB12 throws to Brees' kids (0:35)
Brees: No decision on retirement after loss to Bucs (1:17)
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Sources: Lions planning to hire Saints' Campbell

Now that the Saints have been eliminated from the NFL postseason, the Lions are expected to hire New Orleans assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell as their next head coach, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Brees throws 3 INTs in loss vs. Bucs (1:56)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Michael Thomas was shut out: 0 catches on 4 targets. Carlton Davis lined up opposite Thomas on 18 of his 25 routes run, per NFL Next Gen Stats. Davis was the nearest defender on three of Thomas' targets; Sean Murphy-Bunting was the nearest defender on the other.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees has now thrown two INTs in a home playoff game for the first time -- in what might be his last-ever game in the Superdome, since he is widely expected to retire after this season. Brees threw one in the second quarter and one in the fourth, and they're losing the turnover battle 3-0 after dominating in that area in the previous two meetings.


Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Next Gen Stats dots on the Devin White interception -- though these aren't going to do that stiff arm justice!

Brees connects with Smith on 16-yard TD (0:35)
Brees INT leads to Bucs TD (1:05)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How did Tre'Quan Smith get *that* open on his touchdown reception from Jameis Winston? Four defenders on Alvin Kamara is a pretty good start. (Next Gen Stats)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees blinked first in the high-profile showdown against Tom Brady with an ill-advised interception that led to a Buccaneers touchdown in the second quarter. Brees tried to sail a pass to Michael Thomas over the head of CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, but it was underthrown and nearly returned for a pick-six. Brees, who is stingy when it comes to INTs in the regular season, has now thrown at least one pick in six of his last seven playoff games (last week being the only exception).

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Saints DC Dennis Allen what he thinks Tampa's offense has been doing especially well during 5-game win streak. He said they're hitting their deep balls and they've done a “really nice job” with play-action shot game. The Saints have matched up so well against Bucs' talented WRs (CB Marshon Lattimore holding Mike Evans to 0 catches when they're matched up over last 3 meetings; S C.J. Gardner-Johnson matching up well with Chris Godwin in slot). But Antonio Brown addition makes it tougher.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Taysom Hill and RB Latavius Murray were officially declared inactive for Sunday's game – meaning Alvin Kamara will have to carry an even heavier load than usual against the Buccaneers' No. 1-ranked run defense. Ty Montgomery could also chip in. The good news is the Saints' WRs are all healthy. Other Saints inactives: CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring), WR Juwan Johnson, DT Malcolm Roach, OL Derrick Kelly, CB Ken Crawley.


NYGD on 98.7 ESPN: Who wins today?

Anita Marks. Chris Canty & Mike Tannenbaum react to yesterday's NFL Divisional Round action and look ahead to today's slate on 98.7 ESPN. Plus, what should the Jets do next?

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.919th
Rushing Yards141.66th
Points For30.05th
Points Against21.128th