The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are doing pretty well against the New Orleans Saints right now, and the Bucs defense in particular got off to a really good start. They forced two punts, and then this happened.
Now that’s a lovely sight. That’s Vernon Hargreaves’ first career interception — he’d been close to one before, but the rookie kept dropping or otherwise just missing on his turnovers. Not this time — with a little help from Kwon Alexander, of course.
Speaking of Alexander, what he does here is something he rarely did last season: drop deep down the middle of the field to take away that area of the field. That’s where the Bucs defense got hit repeatedly last season, and that’s been much less of an issue this year, in part because Alexander has improved in that specific area of the game.