The Buccaneer defense forced one more punt in the first half, giving their offense one last shot to add some points in the first half.
The Saints got the ball back with 2:43 left in the half, looking to make a two-minute drive to add to their 17-point lead. The Buccaneers defense held though, forcing three straight Brees incompletions and the punt.
Da’Quan Bowers nearly netted his second sack of the day on the drive.
The Bucs will take over at their 21-yard line with all three time outs and just over a 1:30 left in the second quarter.