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Buccaneers… 31 Saints… 14

September 17, 2007|From the Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Joey Galloway caught four passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the New Orleans Saints, 31-14, Sunday.

The Saints (0-2) have been outscored, 72-24, after having one of the NFL's best offenses and reaching the NFC championship game last season.

Jeff Garcia completed 10 of 16 passes for 243 yards and no interceptions for Tampa Bay (1-1).

Galloway, 35, has had some of his best games as a Buccaneer against New Orleans, scoring 10 touchdowns -- nine receiving and one on a punt return -- in six games.

Drew Brees was 26 for 44 for 260 yards with one touchdown for the Saints.

The Buccaneers forced two turnovers, converting Deuce McAllister's first-quarter fumble and Cato June's third-quarter interception into touchdowns.

Tampa Bay held Reggie Bush to 27 yards in 10 rushes and 43 yards on six receptions.

Quoteworthy: "We really need to take a deep look at ourselves, identify the problems and figure out how to fix it." -- Drew Brees, Saints quarterback

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