Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/17/12

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 07: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 7, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - Finally, the New Orleans Saints were handed a bounty they could enjoy. Playing their first game after player sanctions in the Bountygate scandal were vacated by the NFL, the Saints turned four Josh Freeman interceptions and one lost fumble into 27 points, and Drew Brees threw scoring passes to four different receivers to spark New Orleans to a 41-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. In recording their first shutout since 1995, the Saints (6-8) snapped a three-game losing streak and played their most complete game of the season. Their last shutout was a 12-0 victory over the New York Jets on Dec. 24, 1995. "It's special, because we're playing professional football," said Saints cornerback Jabari Greer, who had two of the Saints' four interceptions. "This isn't something that comes easily. It's special given the fact that we had a very tough loss last week (a 52-27 loss to the Giants) and we rebounded." The Saints raced ...
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