The New Orleans Saints pulled off an unlikely season sweep of reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.
With former LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander part of New Orleans’ defensive wizardry, the Saints became the first team since 2006 to shutout a Tom Brady-quarterbacked team with a 9-0 road win Sunday over Tampa Bay.
The Saints also defeated the Buccaneers 37-26 in New Orleans on Oct. 31.
New Orleans (7-7) kept its hopes alive a wild card berth, while stopping Tampa Bay’s hopes of nailing down its first NFC South title since 2007.
New Orleans forced Brady into an interception and fumble shutout the NFL’s No. 1 offense which came into the game averaging 31.5 points per game.
Former Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Joe Burrow, combined for 182 total yards and threw for a touchdown in Cincinnati’s 15-10 road win over the Denver Broncos.
There were two other former Tigers who turned into superlative performances in losing efforts: Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Patrick Queen had a team-high 13 tackles in a 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers, while Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Russell Gage Jr. caught 8 passes for 91 yards and a TD in a 41-13 setback to the San Francisco 49ers.
Here’s what all former Tigers did in the NFL’s Week 15:
Kansas City Chiefs 34, L.A. Chargers 28 (OT)
Chiefs: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire 9 carries, 32 yards, 2 catches in 4 targets for 18 yards; RB Darrel Williams 5 carries for 12 yards, 0 catches on 1 target; DB Tyrann Mathieu 2 tackles.
Chargers: DT Breiden Fehoko (inactive).
Indianapolis Colts 27, New England Patriots 17
Patriots: DT Davon Godchaux 5 tackles (4 solo), CB Jalen Mills 2 tackles
Buffalo Bills 31, Carolina Panthers 14
Panthers: DB Donte’ Jackson no stats, WR Terrace Marshall 0 catches on 1 target, DT Frank Herron (practice squad), TE Stephan Sullivan (practice squad).
Bills: LS Blake Ferguson snapped 10 times, 5 on punts, 1 of 1 field goals and 4 of 4 extra points. CB Tre’Davious White (Out for season with knee injury).
Detroit Lions 30, Arizona Cardinals 12
Cardinals: DT Rashard Lawrence 4 tackles (2 solo).
Lions: DT Michael Brockers 3 tackles (1 solo).
Miami Dolphins 31, New York Jets 24
Dolphins: LB Duke Riley 4 tackles (2 solo), LS Blake Ferguson snapped 8 times, 4 of 4 on extra points, 3 times on punts and 1 of 1 on field goals.
Dallas Cowboys 21, New York Giants 6
Cowboys: OT La’el Collins started for an offensive line that helped produce 342 yards total offense, including 217 rushing, allowed 3 sacks for minus-14 yards; LB Jabril Cox No stats.
Pittsburgh Steelers 19, Tennessee Titans 13
Titans: DB Kristian Fulton 3 tackles (3 solo), WR Racey McMath 1 catch for minus-1 yard, LB Tory Carter (Out with ankle injury).
Steelers: OG Trai Turner started for an offensive line that generated 183 total yards, including 148 passing, and allowed three sacks for minus-15 yards.
Houston Texans 30, Jacksonville Jaguars 16
Jaguars: LB K’Lavon Chaisson 2 tackles (2 solos), WR DJ Chark Jr. fractured his left ankle and is out for the season; OT Badara Traore (practice squad).
Cincinnati Bengals 15, Denver Broncos 10
Bengals: QB Joe Burrow 15 of 22 passing for 157 yards and 1 TD), 5 carries, 25 yards, WR J’Marr Chase 1 catch on 4 targets for 3 yards; TE Thad Moss (practice squad), DT Tyler Shelvin (inactive).
Broncos: C Lloyd Cushenberry was part of an offensive line that helped produce 292 total yards on 71 plays for an average of 4.1 yards per play and allowed 3 sacks for minus-27 yards.
San Francisco 49ers 41, Atlanta Falcons 13
Falcons: WR Russell Gage 8 catches on 11 targets for 91 yards, 1 TD; LB Deion Jones 7 tackles (5 solo).
49ers: DE Arden Key 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB hits.
Green Bay Packers 31, Baltimore Ravens 30
Ravens: LB Patrick Queen 13 tackles (11 solo)
New Orleans Saints 9, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0
Buccaneers: RB Leonard Fournette rushed 9 times for 34 y, caught 7 passes in 7 targets for 79 yards; LB Devin White 8 tackles (4 solos), 2 tackles for loss, LB Kevin Minter 2 tackles, WR Cyril Grayson (practice squad), CB Rashard Robinson (Injured reserve).
Saints: OLB Kwon Alexander 1 tackles; C William Clapp (Practice squad).
Minnesota Vikings 17, Chicago Bears 9
Vikings: WR Justin Jefferson 4 catches, 47 yards and a TD, DB Patrick Peterson 6 tackles (5 solo), pass defensed, DE Danielle Hunter (injured reserve).
Las Vegas Raiders 16, Cleveland Browns 14
Raiders: TE Foster Moreau 6 catches on 9 targets, 65 yards.
Browns: WR Jarvis Landry (Reserve/COVID-19 protocols), DB Grant Delpit (Reserve/COVID-19 protocols), DB Greedy Williams 2 tackles, 2 passes defensed, LB Jacob Phillips (Reserve/COVID-19 protocols).
Philadelphia Eagles 27, Washington Football Team 17
Washington: OT Saahdiq Charles was listed as the back up at left guard.
Eagles: CB Kary Vincent, LB JaCoby Stevens (practice squad)
L.A. Rams 20, Seattle Seahawks 10
Seahawks: C Ethan Pocic and OG Damien Lewis started for an offensive line that helped produce 214 yards on 53 plays, DT Al Woods 2 tackles, 1 QB hit, DB Jamal Adams (injured reserve).
Rams: OT Andrew Whitworth started and was part of an offensive line that helped produce 332 yards on 62 plays for 5.4 yards per play along with four sacks for minus-35 yards, WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught 1 pass on three targets for seven yards.