NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers went Old School Sunday afternoon at the Superdome.
It was just 3-3 in the fourth quarter, when a melee broke out between Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans, who have been feuding for years. The brawl appeared to start when Tom Brady was exchanging words with Lattimore.
And they went after one another like in Wrestle Mania. Many members of both teams then converged at midfield before order was restored after a few minutes.
Offsetting unsportsmanlike penalties were called, and both players were tossed from the game.
Evans left with two catches for 48 yards.
The Buccaneers later took a 10-3 lead over the Saints with 7:41 to play on a 28-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady to Breshad Perriman. It was Brady’s first touchdown pass against New Orleans since Oct. 31 of last season – a span of seven quarters.