Tampa, Florida – The New Orleans Saints are again champions of NFC South.
It was not good, but the Saints gathered to defeat Tampa Bay Bucknayers 28-14 at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday to win the title for the second consecutive season, the first time that happened in the history of the franchise.
The title of the division ensures that saints (11-2) will play on a playoff in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Whether this will be a wild card game or a divisional game depends on how the rest of the season is playing.
The Saints track Los Angeles Rams (11-1) in the NFC Playoffs series 1 series but have a match over the Chicago Bears (8-4) for Series 2 and the first round by. Wrinkles and bears play each other in "Football on Sunday Night".
For most of the game, the game of the saints coincided with the tumultuous time of Tampa. But with 7:18, remaining in the third quarter, and the saints ending at 14-3, Teesom Hill secured the required spark when bursting on the right side of the Bucs line to block Brian Anger's point. The saints recovered at the age of 30 and quickly scored a 1-yard pass from defender Drew Brace to full Zack Lean. Alvin Camara headed to the left of the final two-point conversion zone.
The protection of the saints takes over from there with sacks from A.J. Klein and Cameron Jordan (second in the match), forcing Buchi's legs to give the saints a big field position at 49. New Orleans wasting no time, marking the 1-sharp dive from Brace with 11:46 playing, giving the Saints 18 -14 lead.
The saints placed the 17-brilliant touch of Mark Ingram with 7:26 to play. It was Ingram's 49th intruder touchdown, tied for the first time in the history of the franchise with Deuce McAllister. Will Lutz added a 36-blimp field with 1: 12 to play, his second game (30-yard in the first half).
Bucs (5-8) led a win with 14-3, thanks to two Jameis Winston passes to Cameron Brate. Winston was also effective in managing the ball (47 yards), but the Saints took over during the second half, applying constant pressure and recording their second straight second semicircle. Sanctions also delayed the Tampa attack, as they were punished nine times for 74 yards. Marshon Latimore captured Winston in the penultimate game of the game. This is the first time the saints have held opponents at 17 points or less in five consecutive games from December 26 to December. 24, 2006.
The Receiver Michael Thomas was Brace's last weapon with 11 strokes for 98 yards. His second take-over gave him an NFL record for most appearances during the first three seasons of his career.
The road of the three athletes ends on Monday, December 17 in Carolina. They will finish the season with a home match against Pittsburgh and Carolina.
Statistical leaders of key saints
Drew Brees, 24 out of 31 for 201 yards with one TD and one interception
Mark Ingram, 13, has 52 yards and one TD
Alvin Kamara, 10 brings 39 yards, five catches for 36 yards
Michael Thomas, 11 catches for 98 yards