TAMPA — Drew Brees was sacked four times, knocked around a bunch more, and threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Still, the New Orleans quarterback found a way to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers again.
Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give the Saints a weather-delayed 16-14 victory and their fourth consecutive win over their NFC South rivals on Sunday.
Brees shrugged off the mistake that gave Tampa Bay the lead early in the fourth quarter to complete three straight passes for 54 yards to lead the Saints (2-0) into position to win.
He finished 26 of 46 for 322 yards, although interceptions by linebackers Dekoda Watson and Mason Foster led to all of Tampa Bay’s points. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.