1:00 PM ET, December 27, 2009
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Barth's FG in overtime lifts lowly Bucs for Saints' second straight loss
NEW ORLEANS -- The moment Garrett Hartley's foot drove through the ball, the Louisiana Superdome crowd erupted and Saints owner Tom Benson raised his arms in triumph.The presumption was that these Saints, in this magical season, were going to pull out another win in the clutch.
• Connor Barth hit a 47-yard FG in overtime to give the Buccaneers two straight wins for the first time since Weeks 9-13 last season and handed the Saints their second straight loss.
• The Bucs had the fewest wins entering a game (two) of any team to defeat another with at least 13 wins in NFL history.
• Garrett Hartley missed a 37-yard field goal with 5 seconds left in regulation which would have won it for the Saints. It's his first career miss inside 50 yards (21 for 21 before that kick).
• The Saints have been held to 17 points in each of the last two games, their longest streak of scoring fewer than 20 points since a four-game streak to start the 2007 season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Buccaneers FB Earnest Graham was helped off the field favoring his right leg in overtime and DE Jimmy Wilkerson left the game under his own power with a knee injury. ... Winslow has 828 yards receiving, breaking the single-season franchise record for tight ends that had been held by Jimmie Giles, who had 786 yards in 1981. ... With their 17th point of the game, the Saints became the 12th team to score 500 points in a season in NFL history. The previous was the 2007 New England Patriots, who scored an NFL-record 589 points while winning all 16 regular-season games.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.5||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-3||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||6:52||Pierre Thomas 8 Yard Run (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yds, 4:29
|TD||1:40||Robert Meachem 30 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 51 yds, 2:59
|FG||6:42||Garrett Hartley 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 83 yds, 5:07
|FG||0:04||Connor Barth 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 52 yds, 1:45
|TD||13:22||Cadillac Williams 23 Yard Run (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 98 yds, 4:09
|TD||2:41||Michael Spurlock 77 Yard Punt Return (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 77 yds, 0:00
|FG||8:13||Connor Barth 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 48 yds, 6:54