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Brees outdueled by Freeman; Saints beat by Bucs 26-20

Drew Brees, the definition of accuracy, uncharacteristically threw three interceptions as the Saints relinquished the NFC South lead on Sunday in Tampa Bay; 26-20.

While Brees passed for 383 yards, his counterpart Josh Freeman outmatched him with 303 yards and two touchdowns – and most importantly: zero turnovers.

Overall, the Saints yielded four turnovers and did not generate any takeaways on defense.

It was a disappointing showing by the defense, which allowed over 100 yards from Bucs running back Earnest Graham and a 65-yard touchdown reception by Arrelious Benn.

Other things to note: no sacks, only 70 yards via the ground on 20 carries, and Jimmy Graham recorded his fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving game.

Lastly, good to see Marques Colston get into the end zone and go over the century mark in yards.

Not so good to see: head coach Sean Payton get hurt; torn MCL/fractured tibia.

Next: Indianapolis Colts at 4-2 Saints, Sunday October 23, 7:20 CT.

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One Response to “Brees outdueled by Freeman; Saints beat by Bucs 26-20”

  1. Lyn says:

    We were at this game and did not know Sean Payton was injured. It was NOT announced but now I understand why the game went South from that point. They were ahead until that happened and that obviously shook up the whole team. The coach and the quarterback is the brain and the spine of the team. Better luck next time guys. The first time we could come see you play and hopefully it won’t be the last! Members of the WE DAT NATION!

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