Yesterday at the Dome, the Saints closed out the regular season in style. The Saints were predicted to beat up on the Bucs, and they did. In the first quarter, no score. Drew Brees finds Lance Moore sprinting down the field, and 44 yards later, the Saints were on top seven to zero to start a big day for Saints receivers. Lance Moore, a Saints Wide Receiver, says, "We played well today. It wasn't perfect, but it’s what you want heading into the playoffs." In the second quarter, third and ten, but not to worry, Brees loads up his gun and fires a 41 yard pass to Robert Meachem. New Orleans led 21 to 7. Brees threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns. Robert Meachem, a Saints Wide Receiver, says, "We are tough to beat when we're balanced." Still in the second quarter, the Dome is a huge place and you can get lost. The Bucs’ defense lost track of Kenny Stills and he was wide open for 76 yards on the play and the Saints took a 28 to 14 halftime lead. Kenny Stills, a Saints Wide Receiver, says, "I was able to just get it and run away from ‘em." In the third quarter, Tampa Bay Quarterback, Sean Glennon, completes a pass, but it was to the wrong team. Keenan Lewis gets the interception. In the fourth quarter, Brees scrambles and with everyone in the Dome holding their breath so he didn't get hurt, he gets into the end zone.
The Saints go marching into the playoffs with a 42 to 17 win. The Dome was kind to the Saints this season. They went eight and zero at home. Now they are ready for the post season. Mark Ingram, a Saints Running Back, says, "We want to come back in here and get into a rhythm and we have to regroup and come back ready to play." Cameron Jordan, a Saints Defensive Lineman, says, "I could care less. We're going to go in there with the same mentality that we did today, that we're one of the best teams in the N.F.L. and we are out to prove it." The Saints are the sixth seed in the NFC Playoffs. The eagles are the third seed and NFC East Champions after beating Dallas last night.