The New Orleans Saints officially swept their divisional matchups against the NFC South leader, Tampa Buccaneers, after a 9-0 shutout victory. In the winning effort, the Saints held Tom Brady and the Bucs to just over 300 total yards offensively and obviously no points.
This is the first time since Week 15 of the 2006 season that Tom Brady was shutout in the NFL.
Tom Brady and the Bucs suffered several injuries that likely led to their lousy offensive effort. Receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evans were ruled out together and Leonard Fournette suffered a injury that ruled him out as well. Not to mention WR Antonio Brown and RB Gio Bernard were inactive/suspended.
Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans defense had a big day with several sacks and turnovers. Jordan officially reach 100 career sacks, and you could tell he was enjoying bumping around one of the best in Tom Brady.
The Saints entered this matchup at 6-7 on the brisk of a wildcard playoff spot and now sit at .500 and just moved into the last NFC playoff slot with their huge defensive win in Tampa.Tough game for Tampa Bay, but at 10-4 they still have a true shot at repeating as NFC South Champions.