New Orleans Saints end winning streak with loss to Tampa Bay

Staff reports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sets to pass.

The New Orleans Saints broke a four-game winning streak Sunday as they suffered a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 26-20, Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

Saints head coach Sean Payton missed much of the game after he sustained a MCL tear and tibial plateau fracture from a hit on the third play of the game. He coached from the bench for most of the first half before heading to the locker room for x-rays.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw a season-high three interceptions. He finished 29-of-45 passing for 383 yards and a touchdown.

Saints running back Mark Ingram scored once as he tallied 22 yards on nine carries.

New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham had his fourth-straight 100-yard receiving game. He became the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston notched his best game of the season as he finished with seven catches for 118 yards and a touchdown.