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NFL: New Orleans 27, Tampa Bay 16

Nov. 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM   |   Comments

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Drew Brees tossed a touchdown pass in his 36th straight game Sunday and the New Orleans Saints held on to beat Tampa Bay 27-16.

Brees hooked up with Lance Moore and Darren Sproles on scoring passes in the first two quarters, tying Brett Favre for second place on the all-time NFL list for TD tosses in consecutive games.

Brees finished with 258 yards on 27-of-36 efficiency, extending his own NFL record for consecutive games with at least 20 completions to 29.

Jimmy Graham made six catches for 78 yards for New Orleans (6-3).

Josh Freeman (27-for-37, 281 yards) pulled Tampa Bay (4-4) to within 24-16 with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kellen Winslow with 5:33 remaining in the game, but that was all the closer the Buccaneers would get.

John Kasay booted his second field goal of the game with 1:17 left to seal the Saints' win.

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