The Saints are 10-0 for the first time.

Drew Brees threw 3 touchdown passes and the Saints defense forced 4 turnovers in a 38-7 rout of the Bucs in Tampa.

Brees threw 2 touchdown passes to Robert Meachem of 4 and 6 yards. Mike Bell ran for touchdowns of 3 and 1 yards.

The Saints allowed an early Josh Freeman touchdown pass to Michael Clayton, then proceeded to harrass the rookie into three interceptions.

The Saints are the first NFC team since the 1991 Washington Redskins to begin a season 10-0. That 1991 season ended with Washington defeating Buffalo in the Super Bowl.

Brees was 19 of 29 passing for 187 yards. He was lifted for reserve quarterback Mark Brunell in the fourth quarter.