In their first NFC South game of the season, the New Orleans Saints enter halftime with a 17-10 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Saints, with Teddy Bridgewater starting his third game in place of the injured Drew Brees, scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas, a 29-yard Wil Lutz field goal and a 9-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook. Thomas had a huge first half with six catches for 102 yards.
The Bucs scored on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston to Chris Godwin. Their score was set up when a Bridgewater pass bounced off Alvin Kamara and to Bucs defensive back Sean Murphy Bunting.
Punt returner Deonte Harris had an eventful half as he fumbled twice with the Saints recovering each time.
Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis was disqualified from the game after a head shot to Cook with 5:01 to play in the half.
Other than the interception, Bridgewater exceptional, completing 15 of 18 passes for 160 yards with two TDs.
For first half stats, click here.
Check out the game action between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.