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Saints sealed dramatic win over Tom Brady’s Bucs

PJ Williams intercepted and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:24 left, which helped New Orleans to seal a dramatic but potentially costly 36-27 victory over the on Sunday during which the quarterback of the , Jameis Winston injured his left knee.

Winston was injured during a fight early in the second quarter when he was brought down from behind by former LSU star Devin White, who was flagged for a horse neck tackle.

“I think it’s important,” said the coach. Sean Payton. “He felt something and is on crutches right now. … When he got up and then had to go back down, you were a little worried. “

Reserve Trevor Siemian replaced Winston and he completed 16 of 29 throws for 159 yards and a touchdown without turnovers, leading the Saints in five scoring units that produced two touchdowns and three field goals.

Brady he threw four touchdowns, but also fumbled three times on a pair of interceptions and a fumble, which the Saints converted to 16 points.

The Bucs They nearly overcame their mistakes, erasing a 16-point deficit in the second half, taking a lead with 5:44 to go when catcher and former LSU track athlete Cyril Grayson was discovered behind the defense and scored a touchdown of 50 yards.

New Orleans He responded by driving for a field goal for a 29-27 lead with 1:41 to play, leaving Brady, who is no stranger to late comebacks, that long plus a timeout to win the game. Instead, the Saints defense got big.

The defensive of New orleans he came with two turnovers in the second quarter after Winston was brought into the locker room, and the Saints’ offense converted them to nine points.

Brady fumbled on a double pump caused by pressure from defensive end Cameron Jordan, and defensive tackle David Onyemata, freshly activated after a six-game suspension, rebounded near midfield.

The Saints scored a field goal, but only after a rude call to the passer against William Gholston erased what would have been an Antoine Winfield Jr. interception in the end zone.

Later, Brady was intercepted by CJ Gardner Johnson, who had left his man to undermine a pass intended for Godwin. Gardner-Johnson he returned the ball 26 yards to Tampa Bay 35.

New orleans turned that into a short pass from Siemian to fullback Alex Armah shortly before the end of the first half, giving the Saints a 16-7 lead after rookie kicker Brian Johnson missed the extra point.

New orleans extended their lead to 23-7 on the opening possession of the second half, which began with Siemian hitting Kevin White for a gain of 38 yards. Alvin Kamara finished it off with a scoring run on a pitching play in the fourth and a goal from the 1.

But Brady he responded by taking the Bucs to the end zone on their next two possessions with a 7-yard pass to running back Giovani Bernard and a 41-yard strike to Mike Evans. He beat Saints top cornerback Marshon Lattimore in simple coverage and went 23-21 before the end of the third quarter.



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