SAINTS 17 -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoped the son of a former Super Bowl quarterback would help them get their first win.
They got their wish.
But it was not Chris Simms, son of the New York Giants' 1987 Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms, who led the Bucs (1-4) to a 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Simms, making his first NFL start in place of veteran Brad Johnson, hurt his throwing shoulder in the first quarter and was replaced by Brian Griese, son of Bob Griese, who played in three Super Bowls with the Miami Dolphins.
Simms, a left-hander, completed 5 of 8 passes for 68 yards. Griese was 16 of 19 for 194 yards and the decisive touchdown to lead the Bucs to their first victory of the season. Tampa Bay had averaged just 12.3 points in its first four outings.
It was the second straight week that New Orleans (2-3) had lost to a previously winless team, even with the return of Deuce McAllister, who missed two games with a sprained ankle. The Arizona Cardinals beat the Saints, 34-10, last week.