The New Orleans Saints dropped to 0-2 when they were stunned, 26-19, Sunday in their home opener by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Much of the conversation throughout the game was about the mediocre play of nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback quarterback Drew Brees.

Brees told reporters after the game that an early hit to his throwing arm may have affected his play throughout the loss: "Maybe on a few throws … a few downfield didn't come out very well."

Brees completed 24 of 38 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception. It was a brutal loss for the Saints, who were big favorites over a Buccaneers team that was torched by rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota in Week 1.

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As for the question of whether there's more to the arm injury than what it originally seemed to be, that has yet to be determined, but Saints fans will be keeping a close eye on Brees heading into a must-win game against Carolina in Week 3.