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New Orleans Saints cornerback Justin Hardee (34) blocks the punt of Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Bryan Anger (9) before scoring a touchdown in the first half on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON

Thumbs up: Justin Hardee

Set the tone for Saints’ dominance early with a block of a Bryan Anger punt and 7-yard touchdown return.

Thumbs up: Drew Brees

A typically efficient, highly productive day for the maestro: 22 of 27 passing, 263 yards, two touchdowns, QB rating of 131.9.

Thumbs up: Cam Jordan

Had 1½ sacks among his team-high seven tackles, moving to fifth place on Saints’ career sack list with 53½.

Thumbs down: Mike Evans

Saints coach Sean Payton wondered why the Tampa Bay WR wasn’t ejected for his cheap shot on Saints CB Marshon Lattimore.

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