NEW ORLEANS — Here are some of the headlines from around the country after the Saints defeated Tampa 31-24 Sunday in a game that was not nearly as close as the score would indicate.
- Bridgewater looks like All-Pro against Tampa - Rick Stroud, Tampa Tribune
"The Saints served formal notice they are still the team to beat in the NFC South with a 31-24 win over the Bucs."
- Bridgewater carves up Tampa Bay - Cody Benjamin, CBS Sports
"Most notable was Bridgewater, who defied critics suggesting he doesn't take any shots beyond 10 yards down the field by absolutely carving up Tampa Bay's secondary."
- Bridgewater's big day leads Saints over Tampa - Arnie Just, Nola.com
"Moments after Bridgewater's first passing touchdown of the day to wide receiver Michael Thomas, Who Dat Nation began chanting "Ted-dy" on repeat."
- Teddy Bridgewater looked more like Drew Brees than a backup to Drew Brees - Darin Gantt, Pro Football Talk
"Teddy Bridgewater has a few more weeks to be the Saints’ starting quarterback. And he’s finally looking like something other than an interim."
- Bridgewater making sure Brees doesn't have to rush back too soon - Mike Triplett, ESPN
"The Saints (4-1) are now remarkably 3-0 with Bridgewater as their starter following Drew Brees' thumb surgery."