Week 1: Bucs vs Saints Game Day Live Blog

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Game Day :  Week 1 Saints Inactives from John Hendrix 

The New Orleans Saints are almost ready to do battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as their Week 1 matchup is nearly here. Here's a look at the team's inactive report for Sunday.

New Orleans Saints Inactives:

- 12, WR Marquez Callaway

- 26, CB P.J. Williams

- 51, C/G Cesar Ruiz

- 53, LB Zack Baun

- 92, DE Marcus Davenport

- 99, DT Shy Tuttle

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Inactives:

- 4, QB Ryan Griffin

- 15, WR Cyril Grayson

- 18, WR Tyler Johnson

- 39, CB Parnell Motley

- 49, OLB Cam Gill

- 64, G Aaron Stinnie

- 94, DL Khalil Davis

Bucs vs. Saints Flip Card 

First Quarter Notes

Saints Ball

  • Bucs won the coin toss.
  • Brees to Taysom Hill for the first play of the game.
  • Saints stopped at their 46 yd line.

Bucs Ball

  • Bucs take over with Brady.
  • Malcolm Jenkins pass interference to extend Bucs possession.
  • Lattimore called for PI.  Ball at 16 yd line.
  • Brady sneaks for Bucs touchdown.
  • (7:30) T.Brady left guard for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

Saints Ball

  • Murray for Saints first down
  • 4th & 3 NO 43
  • New Orleans has not thrown to Michael Thomas in the game.

Bucs Ball

  • Saints defense create a 3 and out.
  • Saints take over.  1st & 10 NO 36

Saints Ball

  • 1st & 10 NO 36
  • First pass to J. Cook.

END OF FIRST QUARTER

Saints Ball

ALVIN KAMARA TOUCHDOWN

(11:47) (Shotgun) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara for 12 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

Bucs Ball

  • Saints pick-off Tom Brady

Saints Ball

  • Pass interference on the Bucs Whitehead
  • Saints have a 1st and Goal at the six yard line.
  • KAMARA TOUCHDOWN for his second TD of the game.
  • Smith's block opened the opportunity for Kamara.  The Saints take their first lead of the season.

Bucs Ball

  • First Down Jones
  • Lattimore PI for pushing Evans
  • Jordan stuffs Fournette
  • Saints pass rushers starting to get closer to Brady
  • Hendrickson sacks Brady
  • 4th down
  • Saints blocked the kick attempt

Saints Ball

  • Saints driving, but it's 4th & 2 TB 47
  • 2:00 Warning
  • Sean Payton deciding if the team will go for the first down.
  • Drew Brees caused the Vea to go offsides.
  • Saints settle for a Lutz Field Goal
  • Saints up 10 on the Bucs.

THIRD QUARTER

Bucs Ball

  • Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins has a Pick 6 on Brady
  • Bucs drive the field.  Big penalty on Marcus Williams for 40+ yards.  
  • TE Howard scores TD from Brady

Saints Ball

  • Sack on Brees was huge.

Bucs Ball

  • Bucs offensive line is not helping Brady.
  • Bucs punt to the Saints
  • Harris brings the football into Saints territory.

Saints Ball

Bucs defense smothered the Saints on this drive.

Bucs Ball

  • Brady completes to Godwin for a first down.
  • Janoris Jenkins and Margus Hunt injured
  • WATCH THE JENKINS INJURY
  • Ryan Succop's kick is good.

Saints Ball

  • 3 and Out again by the Bucs defense after stopping Taysom Hill.

FOURTH QUARTER

Bucs Ball

  • Sack by Demario Davis ends the Bucs drive.

DEONTE HARRIS 17 YARD RETURN

Saints Ball

  • Brees is not sharp today.
  • Big pass to TE Jared Cook for 46 yards.  Saints first play over 20 yards in the game.
  • Big first down by Emmanuel Sanders.
  • Sanders TOUCHDOWN, 70th player to catch a Brees TD in his career.
  • W.Lutz extra point is GOOD, Center-Z.Wood, Holder-T.Morstead.

KICK - Morstead was a pop-up kick and Bennie Fowler recovers for the Saints.

Saints Ball

  • Michael Thomas catch, Saints 3rd and 1.
  • Latavius Murray is pounding the Bucs defensive line.
  • Will Lutz kick is good

SCORE: Bucs-23, Saints-34

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