A lightning delay, rain and a weird finish.

Saints placekicker Garrett Hartley hit a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give the Saints a 16-14 victory at Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Trailing 13-7, Tampa Bay came back to take a 14-13 lead when Mason Foster intercepted a pass by Brees and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown with 12:40 remaining in the game.

The Buccaneers had a chance to take the lead, but placekicker Rian Lindell missed a 47-yard field goal with 1:06 left in the game.

Then the Saints drove for the game-winning field goal.

It was a crazy start for both teams.

The game was delayed one hour and nine minutes because of lightning with the Saints leading 3-0 with 10:30 left in the first quarter.

Tampa Bay led 7-3 in the first quarter when quarterback Josh Freeman threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to receiver Kevin Ogletree.

But the Saints came back.

Brees threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jimmy Graham, who was wide open running through the middle of the field, to take a 10-7 lead in the first quarter.

Saints had a chance to increase their lead, but running back Mark Ingram was stopped at the 1 on a fourth-and-goal play with 14 seconds left in the half. The play came right after Garrett Hartley hit an 18-yard field goal, but Tampa Bay was penalized for being offsides. Saints coach Sean Payton decided to take the points off the board and go for the touchdown.

The Saints led 10-7 at hlaftime.

Graham set a Saints record for the most receiving yards in a game by a tight end when he had eight catches for 156 yards and one touchdown in the first half.

The Saints increased their lead to 13-7 when Garrett Hartley hit a 41-yard field goal in the third quarter.