SAINTS: Garrett Hartley 44 field goal at 10:30. DRIVE: 11 plays, 54 yards, 4:30. KEY PLAYS: Saints convert first two third-down situations. Drew Breews throws a 21-yard pass to Jimmy Graham on third-and-5 at the Saints’ 40, then throws a 13-yard pass to Marques Colston on third-and-3 at the Buccaneers’ 32. SAINTS 3, BUCS 0.
BUCS: Kevin Ogletree 5 pass from Josh Freeman (Rian Lindell kick) at 5:15. DRIVE: 7-35-2:48. KEY PLAYS: After the Saints force a punt, Brees throws a first-play interception right to Bucs linebacker Dekoda Watson at the New Orleans 35. On third-and-3, at the Saints’ 23, Freeman scrambles to the 10. BUCS 7, SAINTS 3.
SAINTS: Graham 56 pass from Brees (Hartley kick) at 2:36. DRIVE: 6-80-2:39. KEY PLAY: Brees ends the drive with three straight passes to Graham of 7, 6 and 56 yards. The second pass converted a third-and-3 at the Saints’ 38. SAINTS 10, BUCS 7.
SAINTS: Hartley 41 field goal at 8:04. DRIVE: 8-17-3:45. KEY PLAYS: On third-and-10 from the Saints’ 38, Cameron Jordan forces a fumble from Freeman that Junior Galette recovers and returns to the Bucs’ 40. On third-and-10 from the Bucs’ 29, Brees throws 15 yards to Lance Moore, but the drive eventually stalls. SAINTS 13, BUCS 7.
BUCS: Mason Foster 85 interception return (Lindell kick) at 12:40. BUCS 14, SAINTS 13.
SAINTS: Hartley 27 field goal at 0:00. DRIVE: 5-54-106. KEY PLAY: On second-and-2 from the Bucs’ 40, Brees finds Colston for 31 yards with about 20 seconds left. The Saints quickly run downfield as Brees spikes the ball with :05 left to allow Hartley to kick. SAINTS 16, BUCS 14.
FINAL SCORE: Saints 16, Buccaneers 14
RECORDS: Saints 2-0, Buccaneers 0-2.