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NFL: Teddy Bridgewater Leads the New Orleans Saints Past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-24

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The New Orleans Saints beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFL action.

The New Orleans Saints won a close game on Sunday, edging out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-24.

Teddy Bridgewater has been filling in for the injured Drew Brees, and he put in a strong shift on Sunday. The quarterback threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns, ending the game with a QB rating of 131.20.

That performance drove the Saints to victory, helping them earn a total OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 229.625, compared to OVER of 100.0 for Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The New Orleans defense also came to play, recording six sacks. They finished the game with a DVS (Defensive Value Score) of 3.5, compared to a DVS of 0.29 produced by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.

The Saints will meet the Jaguars next weekend, while the Buccaneers will travel to London for a date with the Carolina Panthers.

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Joe Kozlowski began his career as a sports journalist in 2013 and joined Sports7 in 2019. He covers the NBA and soccer for Sports7, with specialties in legacy NBA players such as Michael Jordan and Premier League club Arsenal. Off the clock, he's a Kansas City Chiefs fan and a hockey goalie. Growing up loving Shaquille O'Neal and reading everything he could about the great big men throughout NBA history — likely because he was still tall enough, at least relative to his peers, to play center — he's continued to love learning about and exploring the historical and story-based sides of the basketball archives. As for Arsenal, Joe spent a year living in London and latched onto the local support of the club. He's barely missed a match since, loving Arsene Wenger, enduring the Banter Era, and following along through rebuilds. The Premier League interest developed into a passionate following of the Champions League, Europe's big five league, and international soccer as a whole when played at the highest level. Regardless of the sport, Joe is captivated by the stories of athletes beyond the box scores and how they push the envelope — both in terms of what we think a human is capable of accomplishing and how they find new competitive tactics to win.

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Joe Kozlowski began his career as a sports journalist in 2013 and joined Sports7 in 2019. He covers the NBA and soccer for Sports7, with specialties in legacy NBA players such as Michael Jordan and Premier League club Arsenal. Off the clock, he's a Kansas City Chiefs fan and a hockey goalie. Growing up loving Shaquille O'Neal and reading everything he could about the great big men throughout NBA history — likely because he was still tall enough, at least relative to his peers, to play center — he's continued to love learning about and exploring the historical and story-based sides of the basketball archives. As for Arsenal, Joe spent a year living in London and latched onto the local support of the club. He's barely missed a match since, loving Arsene Wenger, enduring the Banter Era, and following along through rebuilds. The Premier League interest developed into a passionate following of the Champions League, Europe's big five league, and international soccer as a whole when played at the highest level. Regardless of the sport, Joe is captivated by the stories of athletes beyond the box scores and how they push the envelope — both in terms of what we think a human is capable of accomplishing and how they find new competitive tactics to win.

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