Tampa Bay Buccaneers Best and Worst: Week 1 vs. New Orleans Saints

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What were the best and worst moments from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss in Week 1?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t get the outcome they were hoping for to begin the 2020 season.

The Buccaneers fell short against their NFC South divisional rival– the New Orleans Saints- by a score of 34-23 in a disappointing loss.

As we continue to look back at the game, here’s a look at the best and worst things from the Buccaneers in Week 1.

The Best Thing from Week 1

  • The Buccaneers’ defensive effort

How about that defense? If you take away the pick-six, the Buccaneers defense held the Saints to just 27 points and 273 yards of total offense. That is a Saints offense that features some of the best talent in the league- including Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas.

The defense was put in bad situations and, more times than not, they found ways to get stops. They bent but didn’t break and were flying around the ball.

Coming into this season, the defense was considered the ‘weak point.’ Well, as it turned out Sunday, the defense held up its end of the bargain and then some.

It’s easy to get stuck on the negative, but you have to give that Tampa Bay defensive unit some credit for getting the job done and limiting what the Saints could accomplish offensively.