INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 11-32, Graham 3-31, Freeman 2-30, Ward 7-26. SAINTS: Thomas 11-92, Bell 13-75, Hamilton 9-19, Brunell 3-(-3). PASSING BUCS: Freeman 33-17-126-3-1. SAINTS: Brees 29-19-187-0-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Winslow 5-29, Bryant 3-40, Graham 3-16, Ward 3-14, Clayton 1-18, Stevens 1-5, Williams 1-4. SAINTS: Colston 5-74, D.Thomas 4-66, P.Thomas 3-11, Shockey 2-17, Meacham 2-10, Roby 1-6, Bell 1-5, Henderson 1-(-2). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Reis 1-33, Jenkins 1-14, Vilma 1-6. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Smith 4-106. SAINTS: Roby 2-51. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Smith 1-11. SAINTS: Henderson 2-10, Colston 1-6. SACKS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Fujita 1-10, Smith 1-8, Harper 0.5-4, Torrence 0.5-4.
The good work done over the previous two weeks went for naught as the Bucs were comprehensively beaten in their own back yard by division rivals New Orleans.   Although rookie QB Josh Freeman led the Bucs on an opening 95-yard drive that culminated in his scoring pass to Michael Clayton, the rest of the game was an unmitigated disaster with Freeman throwing three picks anbd losing a fumble as the Saints scored 38 unanswered points in the rout.    "He was just off as a thrower," Raheem Morris said of Freeman. "He was never able to get into a rhythm. He just didn't have it."    The Saints remained undefeated on the season and controlled the clock in th second half as the Tampa defense was unable to record a sack or a turnover.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 New Orleans Saints 38 Sunday 22 November 2009 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 4:58-1Q Clayton 18 pass from Freeman (Barth kick) NO 1:04-1Q Meacham 4 pass from Brees (Carney kick) NO 4:11-2Q Carney FG38 NO 0:28-2Q Meacham 6 pass from Brees (Carney kick) NO 10:36-3Q D.Thomas 11 pass from Brees (Carney kick) NO 4:50-3Q Bell 3 run (Carney kick) NO 10:12-4Q Bell 1 run (Carney kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn LDE 97 Wilkerson LG 76 Zuttah DT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 95 Hovan RG 75 Joseph RDE 96 Crowder RT 65 Trueblood WLB 54 Hayes WR 80 Clayton MLB 51 Ruud TE 82 Winslow DB 27 Cox TE 88 Gilmore LCB 25 Talib FB 45 Pressley SS 21 Piscitelli RB 24 Williams FS 36 Jackson QB 5 Freeman RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 8 D Johnson, 10 Barth, 18 Stroughter, 22 Smith, 28 Ward, 29 Roberson, 34 Graham, 41 Lynch, 48 Economos, 50 McCoy, 53 Koutouvides, 57 Hayward, 58 Black, 69 Dotson, 71 Bennett, 85 Stovall, 86 Stevens, 89 Bryant, 91 White, 93 Miller, 94 K.Moore DID NOT PLAY 11 J Johnson, 61 Compas GAMEDAY INACTIVES 7 Leftwich, 16 Figurs, 30 Mickens, 33 Mack, 74 Murphy, 77 Lee, 87 Clark, 92 D.Moore
COMMENTARY CREW Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Earnest Graham breaks a nice run early in the first quarter Josh Freeman scrambles and hits Michael Clayton for a touchdown Freeman hits Antonio Bryant with a perfect back shoulder throw down the left sideline