Saints Vs. Buccaneers: Sean Payton Breaks Leg During Saints' Loss

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, hoping to recover from a 48-3 loss to the 49ers last week. They will do so with Earnest Graham starting in place of the injured LeGarrette Blount.

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NFL Scores Week 6: Bucs Assert NFC South Supremacy Against Saints, 26-20

Tampa Bay stopped New Orleans to claim first place in the NFC South behind a strong day from Josh Freeman.


VIDEO: Sean Payton Injury; Saints Coach Suffers Broken Knee And Tibia, Torn MCL On Sideline

It isn't just the NFL's players who are getting hurt in Week 6. Sean Payton's injured, too — and the Saints coach's injuries may be the most serious of the day in the league. Payton was injured when tight end Jimmy Graham was tackled into the sideline on this fourth quarter play.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Payton suffered an MCL tear and a tibia plateau fracture; that amounts to a broken knee and tibia, the sort of injury that would typically knock a player out for the season or year.

But Payton has continued to coach from the Saints sideline, sitting on a cart. It's a fair bet that Payton will say "You have to coach hurt," or something like it, after the Saints' NFC South tussle with the Buccaneers is over.

For more on the Saints, head to SB Nation's Canal Street Chronicles. For Week 6 NFL scores and news, Week 6 NFL video highlights, and Week 6 fantasy football stats and updates visit our comprehensive StoryStreams.


VIDEO: Arrelious Benn 65-Yard Touchdown

Quarterback Josh Freeman hit wide receiver Arrelious Benn for a 65-yard touchdown that will surely make it on any highlight video from week 6 in the NFL. Speaking of the highlight video, here is video of Benn’s second quarter catch.

Benn’s touchdown gave Tampa Bay a 10-7 lead over the New Orleans Saints. Benn has two catches for a total of 70 yards in the game so far. Tampa has a nearly five minute edge in time of possession over the Saints, a key to beating one of the league’s most prolific offenses.

Tampa Bay is looking to get their season on track after a blowout loss to the red hot San Francisco 49ers last week. Last year Josh Freeman and the Buccaneers gave the league a mild surprise with successful, inspired play from a team used to struggling. Things have been more mixed this season.

Prior to this game, Benn had just 12 receptions on the season for 160 yards and one touchdown.

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