TAMPA, Fl. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have become the second NFL team to clinch a division title following their comeback win at Tampa.
The Saints trailed 14-3 at halftime before Drew Brees (breez) threw for a touchdown and ran for another in a 28-14 decision over the Buccaneers. Brees shrugged off a pair of turnovers to throw a 1-yard TD pass to Zach Line, then scored on a 1-yard sneak as the Saints avenged a season-opening loss to Bucs and also rebounded from a defeat the previous week at Dallas.
Brees completed 24 of 31 passes for 201 yards and one interception. Michael Thomas had 11 receptions for 98 yards.
The 11-2 Saints claimed the NFC South and moved closer to wrapping up a first-round bye in the playoffs.