On a day when the New Orleans Saints needed a win, they won decisively limiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to 17 points.

New Orleans Saints Versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It should come as no surprise a healthy New Orleans defensive secondary with the complementary play of Dannell Ellerbe was able to limit the Bucs.  As a whole, the Saints defense played well and communicated well.  Dennis Allen has begun to turn the ship around. Depth is still need on the unit but the building blocks are there for a good base.

Offensively, Drew Brees broke another record–tying Dan Marino’s record for fourth all time in career passing touchdowns with 420.  He was able to shred the secondary of the Tamp Bay Buccaneers.  Brandon Coleman continues to impress.  Drew threw to at least seven receivers and even Josh Hill got into the act. How about the clutch catches by Marques Colston–the ageless wonder.

But the most impressive play was the play of running back Tim Hightower.  Hightower, after having been out of the league for at least three years, was able to gain 85 yards.  He also concluded the game with a dizzying array of runs to bleed out the clock.  After the game, Hightower stood at the locker room door and personally hugged each one of his team mates.  Truly he is a man who is savoring his moment the right way …

Tim Hightower

Tim Hightower