The New Orleans Saints have built their reputation and based their success on the shoulders of the offense in the Sean Payton era.


In a strange role reversal that wasn't the case against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

After the defense held serve and forced Tampa Bay into an errant field goal in the final minute a late drive by the Saints led to a 17-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley for a 16-14 win with five seconds remaining on the clock.

The Saints who improved to 2-0 overall and in the NFC South marched 54 yards in five plays in 1:06 on the winning drive.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw two interceptions one returned for a touchdown and was sacked four times but made up for it with the rallying drive.

In a bizarre twist the teams were forced to wait out a 1 hour and 9 minute rain delay which forced play to be suspended less than five minutes into the first quarter.