The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a solid start, which seems to be what they do every week. Before the game, Jackson and Evans being the first pair of receivers to likely go over 1,000 receiving yards was a major storyline, and the Bucs got them to that mark in the first two plays of the game. But that didn't get them into the endzone, and the Bucs still couldn't score on offense.
No, the Bucs offense needed a three-and-out for New Orleans to get to the edge of field goal range -- and even then they stalled before they got to the red zone. Still, a 3-0 lead is better than no lead at all.
And the Bucs defense kept up that play the rest of the quarter, the highlight being a big sack of Drew Brees by Clinton McDonald to stop the Saints near midfield.
And that's where we stand heading into the second quarter.