LIVE BLOG: New Orleans Saints take on Tampa Bay Buccaneers in home-opener

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FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints talk after the game at Gillette Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.The New England Patriots defeated the New Orleans Saints 30-27. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – The Saints kickoff the 2020 NFL season at home Sunday afternoon (3:25pm) in Mercedes-Benz Superdome hosting Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

FINAL: Saints win it 34-23

(2:46) Brady throws a 2 yard pass to Mike Evans for a touchdown. 2 point conversion failed. 34-23 Saints.

(8:05) Wil Lutz 21 yard FG is good. 34-17 Saints.

(11:44) Brees throws to Emmanuel Sanders for the 5-yd touchdown. PAT is good. 31-17 Saints.

(14:56) Brady sacked by Demario Davis to bring up 4th down.

End of the third quarter: 24-17 Saints.

(2:27) Bucs Ryan Succop 38 yard field goal is good. 24-17 Saints.

(12:20) Tom Brady throws to O.J. Howard for the 9-yd touchdown. PAT is good. 24-14 Saints.

(13:13) Tom Brady’s pass intended for Justin Watson is intercepted by Janoris Jenkins and he takes it to the house for the touchdown. PAT is good. 24-7 Saints.

3rd quarter:

HALFTIME: 17-7 Saints.

(0:46) Wil Lutz 29 yard field goal is good. Saints lead it 17-7.

(4:23) Margus Hunt blocks the Bucs field goal attempt.

(4:23) Trey Hendrickson sacks Tom Brady.

(10:09) TOUCHDOWN No. 2 of the game for Alvin Kamara. This time a 6-yd rushing TD. Saints lead for the first time in the game with 10:09 left in the first half. 14-7 Saints.

(11:06) Marcus Williams intercepts Tom Brady’s intended pass for Mike Evans.

(11:46) Drew Brees throws a short pass to Alvin Kamara and he breaks through the Bucs defense for the 12-yard touchdown to tie it up, 7-7.

2nd quarter:

End of the first quarter: 7-0 Bucs. Tom Brady 3/3, 45 yards, 1 rushing TD. Drew Brees 8/8, 43 yards. Ronald Jones II 7 carries, 13 yards. Deonte Harris 1 carry, 9 yards. Chris Godwin 1 reception good for 29 yards. Jared Cook 3 receptions, 24 yards. Devin White 4 total tackles, 3 solo. Demario Davis 2 total tackles, 2 solo.

(1:01) Brees throws to Jared Cook for the 18 yard gain on 3rd down.

(3:17) Big stop for the Saints. Janoris Jenkins tackles Scotty Miller at TB 21 yd line to bring up Bucs 4th down.

(7:30) Tom Brady keeps on the QB sneak for the 2-yard touchdown. PAT is good. Bucs lead 7-0.

(11:42) Tom Brady goes deep to Chris Godwin for the 29 yard gain. Bucs on NO 46 yard line.

(12:28) Thomas Morstead punts 39 yards to TB 15 yard line.

(15:00) Drew Brees finds Taysom Hill for 14 yards for the Saints first play of the game.

1st Quarter:

Bucs inactives – Ryan Griffin, Cyril Grayson, Tyler Johnson, Parnell Motley, Cam Gill, Aaron Stinnie, Khalil Davis

Saints inactives – Shy Tuttle, Marcus Davenport, Zack Baun, Marquez Callaway, P.J. Williams, Cesar Ruiz

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans is active for this afternoon’s game.

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