Buccaneers vs. Saints, Week 15: New Orleans Rolls

Chris Graythen

Drew Brees returned to form on Sunday.

After a few frustrating weeks Drew Brees became Drew Brees again for an afternoon and the Saints were able to end the playoff hopes of a division rival. Brees passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns as New Orleans vented a lot of frustration in a 41-0 victory at the Superdome.

As SB nation's Canal Street Chronicles explains, the victory keeps some faint hopes alive for a playoff bid for New Orleans, but it is unlikely:

It would require the Bears and Giants to lose their final two games, among other particular scenarios that need to play out. But if the Saints manage to win their final two games and find themselves with an 8-8 record, they would own the tiebreaker over Dallas, Chicago, Minnesota and the Giants.

As usual, Brees spread around his touchdown passes to multiple receivers. Joe Morgan, Lance Moore, Darren Sproles, and David Thomas each caught touchdown passes for New Orleans. Mark Ingram was able to add 90 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well.

Defensively, the Saints were helped by a unit that picked off Josh Freeman four times. Jabari Greer had two of those interceptions.

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