New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the first half
of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke) (Source: Brett Duke)
By WAFB Staff
NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - The Saints won their season-opener against the Bucs behind big plays in all three phases of the game.
New Orleans (1-0) got the 34-23 win over Tampa Bay (0-1) and lead the NFC South after losses by the Panthers and Falcons earlier in the day.
Drew Brees was 18-of-30 for 160 yards and two touchdowns. He became the all-time NFL leader in pass attempts. Alvin Kamara had 12 carries for 16 yards and a touchdown. He also caught five passes for 51 yards and another touchdown. Newly-acquired wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught the other touchdown pass from Brees.
Tight end Jared Cook led the Saints in receiving with five catches for 80 yards, including a 46-yarder. Michael Thomas only had three catches for 17 yards. Latavius Murray was the leading rusher for the Saints with 48 yards on 15 carries....
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