New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) – Khiry Robinson’s 18-yard touchdown run
on the first possession of overtime capped the Saints’ comeback as New Orleans
scored 17 unanswered points to down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 37-31, in an NFC
New Orleans (2-3) was on the verge of another debilitating loss after getting
embarrassed last Sunday night in Dallas by 21 points, but Drew Brees and the
offense made enough big plays down the stretch to extend New Orleans’ home
winning streak to 10 games.
Pierre Thomas totaled 112 yards from scrimmage and scored both on the ground
and through the air, while Brees overcame a three-interception performance
with 375 yards and two touchdowns on 35-of-57 attempts.
Mike Glennon, trying to lead Tampa Bay (1-4) to a second straight victory,
threw for 249 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the setback,
the club’s sixth straight against its division rival.