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The New Orleans Saints wanted no part of allowing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers any offensive output Sunday night. Without head coach Sean Payton, the Saints put on a show, on the way to a 9-0 shutout of the Bucs and quarterback Tom Brady.

The double-digit underdogs improved to 7-7 on the season and kept them in the conversation for the final playoff spot in the NFC.

The defensive stats were impressive. Cam Jordan led the way with two sacks and a forced fumble, while Marcus Davenport and David Onyemata also added sacks of Brady. C.J. Gardner-Johnson clinched the game in the fourth quarter with an interception.