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Saints rebound over Tampa Bay


New Orleans Saints’ Latavius Murray

TAMPA, Fla. – The New Orleans Saints resumed their winning ways and strengthened their control of the NFC South with a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns while Alvin Kamara led a rushing attack with 13 carries for 75 yards and caught 10 passes for 47 yards.

Linebacker Demario Davis and safety Vonn Bell had interceptions in the first half, safety Marcus Williams put the game out of reach with a 55-yard pick-six and P.J. Williams sealed it with an end zone interception.

Receiver Michael Thomas had eight grabs for 114 yards and one touchdown and moved past 90 receptions for the season setting two NFL records. Ted Ginn Jr. and Jared Cook also had touchdown receptions.

The Saints improved to 8-2 and will host the second-place Carolina Panthers (5-5), coming off a loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.