BUCS: Tiquan Underwood 13 pass from Josh Freeman at 12:22 (Connor Barth kick). DRIVE: 1 play, 13 yards, 0:05. KEY PLAY: Touchdown set up on interception and 30-yard return by Ronde Barber. The pass by Drew Brees was tipped at the line of scrimmage by Gerald McCoy. BUCS 7, SAINTS 0.
BUCS: Doug Martin 36 run at 5:55 (Barth kick). DRIVE: 10-76-4:48. KEY PLAYS: Freeman 6-yard pass to Erik Lorig on third-and-1 to keep the drive alive at Bucs’ 39. Freeman 13-yard scramble to Saints’ 48. BUCS 14, SAINTS 0.
SAINTS: Marques Colston 17 pass from Brees at 1:46 (Garrett Hartley kick). DRIVE: 8-80-4:09. KEY PLAYS: Saints start drive at their own 10 after holding penalty, but Brees gets out of the hole with a 15-yard pass to Colston. Brees 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson to Bucs’ 28. Brees 2-yard pass to Lance Moore on third-and-1 to Bucs’ 17 to set up TD. BUCS 14, SAINTS 7.
BUCS: Vincent Jackson 17 pass from Freeman at 13:18 (Barth kick). DRIVE: 6-80-3:28. KEY PLAYS: Freeman 16-yard pass to Jackson. Freeman 33-yard pass to Luke Stocker to set up touchdown. BUCS 21, SAINTS 7.
SAINTS: Darren Sproles 9 pass from Brees at 9:24 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 9-80-3:54. KEY PLAYS: Brees 13-yard pass to Lance Moore on third-and-10 at the Saints’ 20. Henderson 30-yard reception to Bucs’ 36. Brees 17-yard pass to Colston to Tampa Bay 10. BUCS 21, SAINTS 14.
SAINTS: Joe Morgan 48 pass from Brees at 4:35 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 5-79-2:45. KEY PLAYS: Brees 13-yard pass to Moore to start drive. Moore 16-yard pass from Brees on third-and-8 to the Bucs’ 48. BUCS 21, SAINTS 21.
SAINTS: David Thomas 20 pass from Brees at 0:15 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 9-72-1:38. KEY PLAYS: Third-down passes of 13 and 9 yards to Moore to keep drive going. Brees 18-yard pass to Moore to Bucs’ 20. SAINTS 28, BUCS 21.
SAINTS: Pierre Thomas 5 run at 13:23 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 12-95-5:01. KEY PLAYS: Brees 35-yard pass to Moore on third-and-6 from Saints’ 9. Sproles 12-yard run to Bucs’ 34. Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Bucs on 51-yard field-goal attempt gives Saints a first down to Tampa Bay 18. Brees 10-yard pass to Colston on third-and-7 to Bucs’ 5. SAINTS 35, BUCS 21.
BUCS: Dallas Clark 3 pass from Freeman at 4:10 (Barth kick). DRIVE: 14-81-6:18. KEY PLAYS: Freeman 18-yard pass to Martin, plus 15-yard face-mask penalty. Illegal contact penalty on Roman Harper on third-and-25 gives Bucs a first down to Saints’ 22. Clark 15-yard reception on fourth-and-10 to the Saints’ 5. SAINTS 35, BUCS 28.
FINAL SCORE: Saints 35, Bucs 28.
RECORDS: Bucs 2-4, Saints 2-4.