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Saints Defeat Buccaneers, 27-16

The New Orleans Saints got back in the win column on Sunday, defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-16, in an NFC South collision, at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, in New Orleans, La.

New Orleans led it, 17-3 at the half, and then coasted to the 11-point win, which kept them unbeaten at home this year.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was 27-of-36 through the air, for 258 yards, and two touchdowns, while running back Darren Sproles contributed 168 all-purpose yards, including a touchdown.

With the win, the Saints maintain sole possession of first-place in the NFC south, with a 6-3 record, while the Bucs fell to 4-4.

The Saints are back in action next Sunday, November 13, when they travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to take on the second-place Atlanta Falcons, in another NFC South match-up.

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Saints Host Buccaneers

The New Orleans Saints will be looking to get back on the win track on Sunday, when they play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at the Mercdes-Benz Superdome.

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Sean Payton Surgery A Success

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton underwent successful surgery this morning to repair his left tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscal tear. Payton broke his knee and tibia and tore his MCL when tight end Jimmy Graham collided with him on the sidelines early in yesterday's loss at Tampa Bay.

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Saints Have Win Streak Halted, Fall To Bucs, 26-20

The New Orleans Saints had their four-game win streak snapped on Sunday, falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 26-20, in an NFC Southern Division match-up.

The Saints outgained the Bucs, 453-420, in terms of total yards, but turned over the football four times.

Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman was 23-of-41 through the air, for 303 yards, and two touchdowns, while running back Earnest Graham carried the bal 17 times for 109 yards.

In a losing cause for the Saints, quarterback Drew Brees was 29-of-45, for 383 yards, and a touchdown.

With the win, the Bucs improved to 4-2, while the Saints fell to 4-2.

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Saints Square Off With Buccaneers

The New Orleans Saints will put their four-game win streak on the line on Sunday, when they travel to Tampa Bay, Florida, to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in an NFC Southern Division match-up.

The game concludes a three-game road stretch for New Orleans.

The Saints lead the NFC South, with a 4-1 record, while the Bucs are one game back, at 3-2.

Kick-off time is set for 3:15 pm.

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Saints Scouting Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The New Orleans Saints will be looking to extend their current win streak to five games on Sunday, when they travel to Tampa Bay, Florida, to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in an NFC Southern Division contest.

The Saints will be taking on a Tampa Bay team that will be looking to redeem itself, after being embarrassed last week.

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Which NFL QB Is Hardest To Tackle?

Which NFL quarterback is the hardest to bring down? Ben Roethlisberger might be the first name that comes to mind, but according to Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril, there's another QB that's just as hard to tackle.

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Super Bowl Darkhorses

Most people consider teams such as the Saints, Packers, Eagles, Patriots, Colts, and Steelers to be Super Bowl contenders.

But what about teams flying under the radar?

Who are the Super Bowl darkhorse contenders this year?

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NFC Teams To Keep An Eye On

The New Orleans Saints, and the Green Bay Packers have won the last two Super Bowls, and most people consider them one of the teams to beat in the NFC in 2011.

But what about a few other teams that we should keep an eye on? Who are the up-and-comers, and which other teams look primed to make a possible deep run in the playoffs?

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Games The Saints Will Struggle In This Year

What games do you think the New Orleans Saints are most likely to struggle in, this year?

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