— Bucs K Patrick Murray connected on a 55-yard field goal late in the second quarter, matching the fourth-longest field goal in franchise history. It's his second from 50-plus in as many weeks, following a 50-yarder in last week's win at Pittsburgh. "Lovie asked me before we kicked it, 'Do we have it?' and I told him yes. I just did my job," Murray said.
-- Drew Brees' 35 completions and 57 pass attempts tie for the third-most ever by a Bucs opponent. The only opponents with more are the Vikings' Steve Dils (37/62) in 1981 and the Raiders' Carson Palmer (39/61) in 2012. And 57 pass attempts without giving up a sack? That had happened only four times in the NFL in the past 12 years. It's also the most pass attempts by Brees in any game since November 2008.
-- The NFC South is only division in NFL standings to have three teams with losing records. Only Carolina (3-2) has more wins than losses.
-- The Bucs defense had 11 passes defensed against the Saints after totaling seven in their first four games. The Bucs defensive backs had no interceptions in the first four games by two Sunday — by Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner.