Tom Brady gives Bucs some breathing room in tight NFC SouthDecember 6, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady still has a knack for pulling off the improbable.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion’s NFL-record 44th fourth-quarter comeback enabled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to avoid falling two games under .500 and create a little breathing room for themselves atop the NFC South.
Brady throws for 2 late TDs, Buccaneers beat Saints 17-16December 6, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A relieved Tom Brady stepped to the podium with a big smile.
“Just like we drew it up,” the seven-time Super Bowl quarterback said after throwing a pair of touchdown passes in the final three minutes Monday night to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rally from a 13-point deficit and beat the New Orleans Saints 17-16.
Saints allow 2 late TDs in frustrating 17-16 loss to BucsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla, (AP) — The New Orleans Saints were five minutes away from moving within a half-game of NFC South-leading Tampa Bay when the bottom fell out of the game, and most likely the season.
Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final three minutes Monday night as the Buccaneers rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Saints 17-16.
Brady: Season goals still within reach for struggling BucsDecember 4, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady only knows one way the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can pull out of a season-long funk on offense and realize their potential.
“Hope is not a strategy, so you’ve got to go out there and you’ve got to earn it,” the seven-time Super Bowl champion said.
Brady, Bucs aim to take control of NFC South against SaintsDecember 2, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (4-8) vs TAMPA BAY (5-6)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Buccaneers by 3½
Brady, Bucs look to begin strong stretch run against SaintsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t in a position to make any assumptions about their chances of winning the woeful NFC South.
With Tom Brady at quarterback, a talented group of offensive playmakers around the seven-time Super Bowl champion, as well as a top-10 defense, the first-place Bucs (5-6) seem to have everything it takes to shrug off a disappointing start and repeat as division champions.
Journeyman RB D’Onta Foreman leading Panthers’ resurgenceDecember 1, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are down, but not out, entering their bye — thanks in large part to the emergence of D’Onta Foreman.
The journeyman running back has eclipsed 100 yards rushing in four of Carolina’s last six games, and the Panthers (4-8) remain in contention in the weak NFC South after finding an identity on offense.
Allen wants Saints focused more on execution than standingsNovember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As difficult as Dennis Allen's first year as the Saints' coach has been, New Orleans could climb right back into the NFC South race by winning its next game.
Just don't expect Allen to be touting that fact this week.
Relieved Bucs: Wirfs’ injury not as bad as initially fearedNovember 28, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The news coming out of another disappointing loss to an opponent with a losing record was not as bad as it could have been for the first-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bucs (5-6) not only continue to hold a slim lead in the not-so-imposing NFC South, but an injury suffered by All-Pro offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs during an overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns is not as serious as the team initially feared.
Falcons not as fortunate in one-possession games this seasonNovember 28, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Atlanta Falcons are 5-7 and still in the hunt for the NFC South title.
The reality is they could be so much better if they weren’t 4-5 in one-possession games.
Brady, Bucs can’t close out Browns, lose 23-17 in overtimeNovember 28, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Seconds from a third straight win, added momentum and a little breathing room atop the below-average NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers folded.
Darnold leads Panthers past reeling Broncos 23-10November 27, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sam Darnold has been waiting more than 10 months for another chance to prove he can lead the Carolina Panthers.
It finally came on Sunday, and he made the most of it.
Darnold threw for a touchdown and recovered his own fumble for another score in his first game since Jan.
Falcons cling to hope Pitts, Graham can return this seasonNovember 23, 2022 GMT
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are not ruling out tight end Kyle Pitts and defensive end Ta’Quon Graham for the season, even though coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday each starter will have surgery.
Saints’ renewed focus on fundamentals appeared to pay offNovember 22, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen placed a renewed focus on fundamentals during the past week of practice and it appeared to pay off.
Defending champion Rams, Saints in urgent need of a victoryNovember 18, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The defending champion Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints have been on parallel paths this season.
Both have been disappointments, are multiple games below .500 and urgently need a victory as they meet in the Superdome on Sunday.
Brady, 1st-place Bucs back at .500, eying strong stretch runNovember 14, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back at .500 and feeling good about their prospects of making a strong second-half run.
The Bucs (5-5) enter this week’s bye sitting alone atop the NFC South, confident they’re headed in the right direction after consecutive wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.
Saints’ Allen noncommittal on Dalton vs Winston at QBNovember 13, 2022 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen was noncommittal about his quarterback situation after a loss Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers, declining to say if Andy Dalton or Jameis Winston will be the starter going forward.
Mariota’s play only 1 of many problems for slumping FalconsNovember 11, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Two losses in five days have left Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith again fielding questions about quarterback Marcus Mariota.
The Falcons are 4-6, falling out of a first-place tie in the weak NFC South.
Falcons slipping in NFC South after 3rd loss in 4 gamesNovember 11, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons were one of the NFL’s feel-good stories the first month the season.
But any NFC South title aspirations might be starting to slip away from the Falcons after three losses in four games, including a disappointing 25-15 defeat to the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.
Falcons LT Matthews hurriedly joins team after birth of sonNovember 11, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons starting left tackle Jake Matthews arrived for Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers in time to play after his wife, Meggi, gave birth to a son earlier in the day.
Saints visit Steelers hoping to stay in murky NFC South raceNovember 10, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (3-6) at PITTSBURGH (2-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Saints by 2 1/2.
Falcons-Panthers back at it less than 2 weeks after OT gameNovember 10, 2022 GMT
The worst division in the NFL gets a prime-time matchup when the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons meet for the second time in less than two weeks on Thursday night.
Despite a losing record, the Falcons (4-5) are in the mix for first place with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) in the NFC South.
Saints 1st-year coach Allen bemoans inconsistent playNovember 8, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dennis Allen will need the second half of his first season as Saints head coach to go better than the first if New Orleans is to entertain any postseason possibilities.
The good news for Allen and the Saints (3-6) is that they remain just a game out of first place in the NFC South with eight to play — and many teams would take that.
Buccaneers back atop NFC South, still searching for answersNovember 7, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in first place, though not necessarily back on track.
Tom Brady led a dramatic comeback victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, ending a three-game losing streak and enabling the Bucs (4-5) to pull even with Atlanta atop the NFC South midway through the season.
Falcons still tied for NFC South lead even with limitationsNovember 7, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Nine games have revealed the Atlanta Falcons to be a team with limitations on defense and in their passing game.
That doesn't mean they can't compete in the woeful NFC South.
Panthers WR Moore doesn’t regret costly TD celebrationNovember 4, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore said he doesn’t have any regrets about taking his helmet off after hauling in a 62-yard touchdown on a Hail Mary pass from P.J. Walker last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons -- a play that may have cost his team first place in the NFC South.
Ravens, Jackson, aim to stop Saints’ resurgence on MNFNovember 4, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints' first season since former coach Sean Payton’s retirement has been a struggle.
Yet first-year coach Dennis Allen’s chances of salvaging this campaign rose considerably last week with a dominant, shutout victory that harkened back to the Saints squads that made four straight playoff appearances from 2017 to 2020.
First-place Falcons hope to keep running against ChargersNovember 3, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have remained consistent in their commitment to running the ball without becoming predictable.
Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley says that's why the surprising Falcons are leading the NFC South.
Koo’s OT FG gives Falcons improbable 37-34 win over PanthersOctober 30, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — D.J. Moore hauled in a last-minute touchdown pass but ripped off his helmet, Carolina's Eddy Piñeiro missed a pair of potential winning kicks, and the Atlanta Falcons escaped with a victory that was as improbable as their spot in the standings.
Falcons, Panthers are somehow contending in weak NFC SouthOctober 28, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are rebuilding.
The Carolina Panthers are in a major state of flux.
Falcons, Panthers struggling, still contenders in NFC SouthOctober 28, 2022 GMT
CAROLINA (2-5) at ATLANTA (3-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Falcons by 4½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Falcons rule out CB Terrell, S Hawkins vs PanthersOctober 28, 2022 GMT
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The first-place Atlanta Falcons will be missing most of their starting secondary when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The Falcons (3-4) ruled out safety Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion) and cornerback A.J.
Saints sticking with Dalton over Winston vs. RaidersOctober 26, 2022 GMT
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen has decided that Andy Dalton will remain the New Orleans Saints starting quarterback for a fifth straight week — even though Jameis Winston is healthy enough to return.
Falcons fail to build off win or take command of divisionOctober 23, 2022 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Falcons couldn't keep up with Joe Burrow and the Bengals, and Atlanta's 35-17 loss on Sunday erased the momentum it gained from last week's win over San Francisco.
Burns, Panthers look to take down ‘arch nemesis’ Brady, BucsOctober 21, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Burns, a Pro Bowl defensive end who goes by the nickname “Spiderman,” calls Tom Brady the Carolina Panthers' “arch nemesis."
And for good reason.
Brady is 4-0 against Carolina since joining the NFC South, averaging 279 yards passing per game with eight touchdown passes and one interception while helping the Bucs outscore the Panthers 150-63.
Bengals, Falcons looking to get over .500 for 1st timeOctober 20, 2022 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons have both been surprising this season — for different reasons.
The Bengals — last year's AFC champions — dropped their first two games and had to come from behind again to beat New Orleans last week to get to 3-3.
Cardinals face Saints, try to snap 8-game home losing streakOctober 19, 2022 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints are two teams stuck in the early season doldrums, struggling with injuries and inconsistent play.
It's too early to throw out the ‘must-win’ label for Thursday night's matchup.
Falcons’ confidence grows, tied with Bucs atop NFC SouthOctober 17, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Who's that team at the top of the NFC South?
Yep, it's the Atlanta Falcons.
Six weeks into a season of extremely low expectations, the Falcons (3-3) are tied with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the division lead.
Mariota, Falcons brace for test against 49ers’ stiff defenseOctober 13, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — There may be no better opportunity for Marcus Mariota to prove he can be more than a bridge at quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons than in this week's matchup with San Francisco and its top-rated defense.
Tom Brady throws for 351 yards, Bucs beat Falcons 21-15October 9, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady has never lost to the Atlanta Falcons. He hasn't lost three straight games in over two decades. Those streaks stayed intact Sunday with timely assistance from a disputed roughing-the-passer penalty.
Brady, Bucs look to end 2-game skid against improved FalconsOctober 6, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Godwin looks at the Atlanta Falcons and doesn’t see the same NFC South rival the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had their way with lately.
“I think one of the biggest things is that they’re playing with a lot of momentum right now.
Bucs stingy defense hitting on all cylinders in 2-0 startSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0, thanks to a pair of strong performances by a ball-hawking, stingy defense that looks as though it has a chance to be special.
The Bucs haven’t needed Tom Brady to be at his best in beating Dallas and NFC South rival New Orleans to open the season, with linebackers Devin White and Shaquil Barrett leading a relentless pass rush and a rejuvenated secondary forcing six turnovers in two games.
Saints QB Winston gets another shot at Brady’s BucsSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston patiently entertained a series of questions about the last time he faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Superdome.
As he did, it was apparent Winston wasn't too interested in dwelling on the moment his 2021 season ended with a left knee injury on a tackle by Buccaneers linebacker Devin White.
Dennis Allen-led Saints begin new era vs. rebuilding FalconsSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — It's going to be a bit strange to see someone other than Sean Payton on the New Orleans sideline.
The Saints are beginning not just a new season Sunday — it's a whole new era as they face their NFC South rival, the Atlanta Falcons.
NFC South rivals add QBs as Bucs’ Brady keeps rolling at 45August 29, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — In only two seasons in the NFC South, Tom Brady has cast a shadow that stretches from Charlotte to Atlanta to New Orleans.
Tom Brady is back, but he’s hardly the only story for BucsJuly 27, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady is back for a 23rd season, his third with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But that’s hardly the only major storyline for the defending NFC South champions as they begin training camp.
Brady-led Buccaneers ‘re-loading’ with lofty expectationsJuly 15, 2022 GMT
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (14-5)
CAMP SITE: Tampa, Florida
LAST YEAR: Coming off winning the Super Bowl in Tom Brady’s first season outside New England, the Bucs set a franchise record for regular-season victories with 13 and captured their first NFC South title since 2007.
Buccaneers add 8 prospects to Tom Brady’s supporting castMay 1, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted as well as they think they did, Tom Brady’s supporting cast will be better next season.
While the defending NFC South champions once again figure to be a veteran-laden team not counting on rookies to shore up glaring weaknesses, vice president of player personnel John Spytek believes this year's draft class can help make a difference.
Bucs draft DT Logan Hall, G Luke Goedeke, RB Rachaad WhiteApril 30, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are determined to give Tom Brady everything he needs to pursue an eighth Super Bowl title.
That includes versatility and depth on the defensive and offensive lines, which the defending NFC South champions addressed by taking Houston's Logan Hall and Central Michigan's Luke Goedeke with their first two picks in the NFL draft on Friday night.
Buccaneers aim to bolster depth, build for future in draftApril 22, 2022 GMT
27. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (14-5)
LAST SEASON: With Tom Brady leading the league in completions, attempts, passing yards and touchdowns, the Bucs followed up winning their first Super Bowl victory in nearly two decades by setting a franchise record for regular season wins and capturing their first NFC South title since 2007.
Bucs sign WR Russell Gage, acquire G Shaq Mason in tradeMarch 18, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to give Tom Brady everything he needs to compete for another championship.
Free agent receiver Russell Gage and guard Shaq Mason, acquired in a trade from the New England Patriots on Friday, are the latest additions to a revamped roster that’s taken form since Brady ended his brief retirement.
Bucs re-sign CB Carlton Davis to 3-year, $45 million dealMarch 16, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Carlton Davis weighed his options, then followed his heart.
It helped that Tom Brady decided to return to Tampa Bay last weekend, but Davis felt all along that the Buccaneers are a perfect fit for him.
Brady’s call seals Jensen’s decision to stay with BuccaneersMarch 15, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen was simultaneously celebrating his daughter’s birthday and contemplating his future in the NFL when he got a phone call from Tom Brady, who was about to announce he was returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tom Brady is returning to Tampa to play 23rd season in NFLMarch 14, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s retirement lasted 40 days.
Brady said Sunday he’s returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram, saying he has “unfinished business.” The news stole the spotlight from the NCAA’s Selection Sunday.
Reaction to Tom Brady announcing his retirementFebruary 1, 2022 GMT
Reaction from social media and elsewhere after Tom Brady announced his retirement. Brady won seven Super Bowls and set numerous passing records in an unprecedented 22-year career. He made the announcement in a long post on Instagram.
Brady, Bucs look to close strong against struggling PanthersJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — While it would be nice to get Tom Brady and Tampa Bay’s other healthy starters some rest, coach Bruce Arians isn’t counting on it when the defending Super Bowl champions close the regular season against the Carolina Panthers.
SB champ Bucs look to get healthy, improve playoff seedingDecember 27, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Now that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the NFC South, the defending Super Bowl champions are turning their attention to getting healthy while also pursuing the highest seed possible for the playoffs.
Panthers fans growing impatient with Matt Rhule, losingDecember 27, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule heard the “Fire Rhule” chants from fans during the game, as well as the boos as he left the field Sunday following the Carolina Panthers' sixth straight home loss and and 10th defeat in the last 12 games.
Brady, Bucs rout Panthers 32-6 to clinch NFC South titleDecember 26, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians watched Antonio Brown go through practice last week, he could tell the veteran wide receiver was in great shape and had some fresh legs.
Brown felt it too, telling his coach “Whatever you need, I’m there.”
Injuries growing concern as Bucs close in on NFC South titleDecember 21, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Barring a total collapse over the final three weeks of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to win the NFC South.
What coach Bruce Arians is more concerned about right now is the health of the reigning Super Bowl champions.
Brady, Bucs look to clinch NFC South against nemesis SaintsDecember 17, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s path to its first Super Bowl championship in nearly two decades didn’t include winning the NFC South. However, the Buccaneers hope ending a 14-year division title drought will enhance their chances of getting back to the NFL’s biggest game.
SB champions show there’s plenty of room for improvementDecember 14, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have 10 wins and are on the brink of clinching their first division title since 2007.
Still, the reigning Super Bowl champions don’t feel they’re playing nearly as well as they’re capable.
Brady sets completions record, throws 700th TD in OT winDecember 13, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady became the NFL’s all-time completions leader and threw his 700th touchdown pass for the winning score as the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a 33-27 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Brady, SB champs host Bills, aiming for 4th straight winDecember 9, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It’s December, Tom Brady is playing well and barreling toward another division title.
Even though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback’s no longer ruling the AFC East, what Brady's accomplishing after switching uniforms looks awfully familiar to the struggling Buffalo Bills.
With new play caller, Panthers look to run more vs. FalconsDecember 9, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The game plan for the Carolina Panthers heading into an NFC South matchup against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday is pretty simple: run the football.
The Panthers (5-7) did that effectively in the previous meeting on Oct.
Brady, SB champ Bucs aiming for playoff home-field advantageDecember 6, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers know how difficult the road to the Super Bowl can be. That’s why the defending champions are determined to give themselves a better shot at repeating by earning home-field advantage for the playoffs.
Dynamic duo: Brady, Gronk lead Bucs past Falcons 30-17December 5, 2021 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski teamed up for more history Sunday.
Rarely have two guys had such a connection.
Brady threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns — two of them to his longtime favorite target — and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved to the brink of clinching the NFC South title with a 30-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Saints sinking fast during hard-luck campaignDecember 3, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Moving on from a quarterback with the combination of skill, leadership ability and hyper-focused work ethic Drew Brees displayed throughout his record-setting tenure with the New Orleans Saints was never going to be easy.
Falcons try to put some heat on Brady, Bucs in NFC SouthDecember 3, 2021 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are cruising in the NFC South.
The Atlanta Falcons would like to put a little pressure on the defending Super Bowl champions.
After losing at Tampa Bay in Week 2, the Falcons get another crack at their division rival on Sunday.
Payton re-evaluating all aspects of Saints’ stagnant offenseNovember 26, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Saints coach Sean Payton was asked about his team's inability to convert any of the five 2-point tries attempted this season, his response spoke to a more overarching issue for New Orleans' offense.
Saints trying to put a stop to 3-game skid, and slow startsNovember 22, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints’ first three game-skid since 2016 has cast doubt on their prospects for what once looked like a promising season.
Brady, Bucs look to end 2-game skid against improving GiantsNovember 19, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians believes there’s nothing wrong with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that playing smarter and with more passion can't solve.
The Super Bowl champions have lost two straight games in which Tom Brady and a usually reliable defense haven’t been at their best.
Sliding Saints sticking with steady Siemian at QB for nowNovember 18, 2021 GMT
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian's fledging second stint as an NFL starter has been both promising and disappointing.
While New Orleans pulled out a victory over NFC South-leading Tampa Bay when Siemian replaced an injured Jameis Winston during the second quarter of a tie game, Siemian's first two starts have been losses.
Saints’ mistakes cost chance to make up room in NFC SouthNovember 14, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Not one, but two missed extra points. A false start on a 2-point conversion. A fumble on the opening kickoff of the third quarter. Four sacks allowed and nine total penalties.
Saints competitive, but inconsistent at season’s midpointNovember 8, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton described a frustrating session on Monday watching video of his team's latest loss.
Eight games into the season, Payton's team is failing to consistently mind fundamental details — such as avoiding pre-snap penalties or holding on to catchable, well-placed passes — that can help a team avoid beating itself.
Saints’ sloppiness costly in narrow loss to FalconsNovember 8, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were only so many mistakes the sloppy Saints could overcome.
And a new starting quarterback on the heels of Jameis Winston’s season-ending knee injury was the least of their problems.
Adaptable Saints take on Falcons with a new starting QBNovember 4, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This past week was defined by bad news for the New Orleans Saints, who learned they'll have to manage for the rest of this season without starting quarterback Jameis Winston and top receiver Michael Thomas.
Buccaneers looking to rest, recuperate during bye weekNovember 1, 2021 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s bye week comes at a good time for the Buccaneers, who can use the rest to try to get healthier — especially on defense, where the reigning Super Bowl champions have not played up to expectations.
Defensive penalties compound Brady’s blunders, doom BucsNovember 1, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared to have all of the advantages when Saints quarterback Jameis Winston left with a knee injury in the second quarter.
Instead, they beat themselves — done in by a trio of Brady turnovers and a slew of defensive penalties that aided New Orleans backup Trevor Siemian.