Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  New Orleans Saints 30 Sunday 5 November 2017   at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
SCORING NO 8:49-1Q Lutz FG NO 6:31-1Q Hardee 7 blocked punt return (kick blocked) TB 2:57-2Q Murray FG50 NO 0:55-2Q Kamara 33 pass from Brees (Lutz kick) NO 9:59-3Q Kamara 6 run (Lutz kick) NO 9:39-3Q Ginn 36 pass from Brees (Lutz kick) TB 6:48-4Q Stocker 8 pass from Fitzpatrick (Murray kick)
And then it all totally imploded for the Buccaneers.  Their fifth straight defeat and an absolute blowout in embarrassing fashion to the Saints.   Once again only three points by half-time and then after the loss once again of Jameis with his shoulder injury, fighting and late hits showed a total lack of discipline on the sideline.  The loss of William Gholston to a neck injury just sucked the remaining life out of the team on the day.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Barber 11-34, Fitzpatrick 3-30, Jackson 1-8, Winston 2-8, Martin 8-7. SAINTS: Ingram 16-77, Kamara 10-68, Line 2-4, Brees 4-2. PASSING BUCS:  Winston 13-7-67-0-0, Fitzpatrick 15-8-68-0-1. SAINTS:  Brees 27-22-263-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Jackson 2-25, Barber 2-20, Humphries 2-14, Stocker 2-13, Sims 2-11, Reedy 1-15, Evans 1-13, Brate 1-9, Godwin 1-9, Howard 1-6. SAINTS: Thomas 8-65, Kamara 6-84, Ginn 4-59, Fleener 2-46, Coleman 1-7, Ingram 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. SAINTS:  none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Ginn 2-21, Lewis 1-24. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reedy 0-0. SAINTS:  Ginn 2-(-5), Snead 1-0. SACKS BUCS: Ayers 1-7. SAINTS: Jordan 1.5-9, Kikaha 1-7, Okafor 0.5-3, Bell 0.5-2.5, Onyemata 0.5-2.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 91 Ayers LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 95 Russell RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David TE 88 Stocker CB 28 Hargreaves WR 11 Jackson LCB 36 McClain WR 13 Evans RCB 29 Smith QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 22 Martin FS 21 Evans PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 10 Humphries, 12 Godwin, 14 Fitzpatrick, 18 Reedy, 25 Barber, 26 Robinson, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 37 Tandy, 43 Ward, 51 Beckwith, 52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 59 Bond, 62 E Smith, 65 Sanborn, 77 Benenoch, 84 Brate, 92 Gholston, 94 Clarke, 98 McDonald. INACTIVES 24 Grimes, 27 Olatuye, 56 Tapp, 66 Wester, 68 Hawley, 82 Auclair, 96 Siliga.
COMMENTARY CREW Thom Brennaman and Chris Spielman
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Patrick Murray’s 50-yard fieldgoal was the only Buccaneer scoring in the first half Robert Ayers had Tampa Bay’s only sack of the game Luke Stocker got the Bucs into the endzone for the first time in eight quarters late on