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Buccaneers crushing Saints in New Orleans after three quarters

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking surprisingly dominant against the New Orleans Saints today. In the Superdome, note. The Bucs came into the half leading 10-7, and they left the third quarter with a 23-7 lead

On the first drive of the second half, the Bucs notched a touchdown via a Jameis Winston scramble -- which came after a huge pass interference penalty in the end zone, drawn by Louis Murphy. The subsequent Saints drive ended with a bad Drew Brees, whose deep pass hung in the air for Chris Conte's easy pick -- Winston and company turned that into another field goal and a 20-7 lead.

Could the Saints recover from that? Not so far. Sterling Moore forced a fumble on third down to give Jameis Winston another shot, and he found Louis Murphy 54 yards down the field on a beautiful throw -- though he then failed to connect with an open Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Vincent Jackson, which forced the Bucs to settle for a field goal. Still, a 23-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter in New Orleans? The Bucs have to be happy about that.