1:00 PM ET, November 22, 2009
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
TAMPA, Fla. -- Perfect through 10 games, the New Orleans Saints think they can play even better."I feel like we haven't peaked yet. ... I feel like the sky's the limit for this team," Drew Brees said after throwing for three touchdowns in Sunday's 38-7 rout of the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Brees Best Up Close
Saints quarterback Drew Brees was perfect throwing in the red zone against the Bucs. He now has a whopping 16 TDs in the red zone to just one interception this season.
|Sun vs TAM||Season|
|Comp pct||100.0 (5-5)||62.7|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• The Saints set a franchise record with their 10th straight win and became the first NFC team to start 10-0 since the 1991 Redskins, who won Super Bowl XXVI.
• It's New Orleans' largest margin of victory this season and its first win at Tampa since 2006.
• Drew Brees threw for 187 yards and three TDs, his fewest yards in a three-TD game in his career.
• The Buccaneers have lost 13 of their last 14 regular-season games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Bucs WR Antonio Bryant played after missing the previous two games with a sore left knee. He had three receptions for 40 yards. ... Saints CB Chris McAlister, signed last week to bolster an injury-weakened secondary, was inactive. ... RT Jeremy Trueblood left the game in the second half with a knee injury that the Bucs did not feel is serious.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||3.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||5-5||1-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||5:09||Michael Clayton 18 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 95 yds, 6:55
|TD||1:12||Robert Meachem 4 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 68 yds, 3:54
|FG||4:16||John Carney 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 9 yds, 1:17
|TD||0:35||Robert Meachem 6 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yds, 1:10
|TD||10:43||David Thomas 11 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 15 yds, 1:25
|TD||4:56||Mike Bell 3 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 55 yds, 2:10
|TD||10:16||Mike Bell 1 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 82 yds, 7:26