There is new team atop the general NFC standings after Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. The New Orleans Saints (6-2) vanquished the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) in Sunday’s ideal time matchup, getting the No.1 seed and control of the NFC South.
Holy people quarterback Drew Brees conveyed four score passes in the 38-3 defeat, stretching out the group’s series of wins to five games. New Orleans likewise crushed Tampa Bay in the season opener, giving the Black and Gold the sudden death round edge in the NFC South race.
Individual quarterback Taysom Hill had his best exhibition of the period, finishing two passes for 48 yards, conveying the ball multiple times for 54 yards, while catching one catch for 21 yards to set up a Saints score.
“Part of it was some of the things that we saw defensively,” Coach Sean Payton said Monday of his plan to get Hill involved in the pass game. “There were some good opportunities throwing the football, so a lot of it, specifically, was by gameplan. But each week, we’re looking for those types of plays.
“If you’re snapping directly to a runner, you’re kind of getting your man-advantage back, i.e. any ‘Wildcat’ run. And so there’s some adjustments defensively some teams make, and one of them by Tampa was to get that man-advantage back and to get the middle safety coming into the front. And so when that happens, you kind of have some advantages in the passing game.”
The Saints protection terminated and blocked Bucs quarterback Tom Brady multiple times each in the success. Cautious end Trey Hendrickson met Brady in the backfield twice.
“As a D-line, we were fortunate enough to be a part of the keys to victory, getting after the quarterback and effecting Tom, getting him off the spot,” Hendrickson said Monday. “So when you’re doing something like that, and being successful at it, and the team’s winning, it feels good when we’re rolling. And it’s a huge help in the secondary too. They were all over those guys. And it was just a really good team win.”
Newbie tight end Adam Trautman made sure about his first vocation score, turning into the 72nd player on the less than desirable finish of a Brees score pass.
“It felt amazing,” Trautman said Monday. “You know, I didn’t know what it was going to feel like when I finally caught my first one, but if I could draw it up anyway, that’s how I’d do it. And obviously to catch your first touchdown from Drew Brees is something special, and especially in a game of that magnitude as well. So yeah, obviously, I was very excited. Hopefully it showed on TV.”
The Saints get back to have the San Francisco 49ers at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 on Fox as New Orleans will attempt to win its 6th back to back game.