A game that was never really as close as the score indicates.  The Saints pulled away with touchdown drives either side of the half and Jameis Winston was under constant pressure taking six sacks from a much-improved New Orleans defense.  Mike Evans was held without a single catch and only a late drive for a consolation score made the passing stats look even half-respectable.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Jones 9-35, Barber 8-32, Miller 1-18, Winston 3- 13, Ogunbowale 1-(-4). SAINTS: Kamara 16-62, Murray 7-28, Hill 2-14, Bridgewater 5-7, Ginn 1-1 PASSING BUCS: Winston 27-15-204-0-2. SAINTS: Bridgewater 34-26-314-1-4, Hill 1-1-18-0-0, Kamara 1-1-13-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Godwin 7-125, Ogunbowale 2-27, Jones 2-21, Wilson 1-11, Brate 1-11, Howard 1-10, Barber 1-(-1). SAINTS: Thomas 11-182, Kamara 6-42, Cook 4-41, Hill 3-39, Ginn 2-35, Murray 2-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Murphy-Bunting 1-14. SAINTS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Logan 1-19, Ogunbowale 1-19. SAINTS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: WIlson 0-0. SAINTS: Harris 3-8. SACKS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Davenport 2-15, Granderson 1-9, Jordan 1-9, Rankins 1-7, Brown 1-6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  New Orleans Saints 31 Sunday 6 October 2019       at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
SCORING NO 3:58-1Q Lutz FG29 TB 0:10-1Q Godwin 26 pass from Winston (Gay kick) NO 10:13-2Q Thomas 14 pass from Bridgewater (Lutz kick) TB 5:33-2Q Gay FG42 NO 0:32-2Q Cook 9 pass from Bridgewater (Lutz kick) NO 13:44-3Q Ginn 33 pass from Bridgewater (Lutz kick) TB 5:03-3Q Barber 2 run (Gay kick) NO 10:13-2Q Thomas 12 pass from Bridgewater (Lutz kick) TB 0:13-4Q Godwin 26 pass from Winston (Gay kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DE 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DT 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DE 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 58 Barrett RT 69 Dotson LILB 51 Minter TE 80 Howard RILB 54 David WR 85 Wilson ROLB 94 Nassib WR 13 Evans LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 12 Godwin RCB 33 Davis QB 3 Winston SS 34 Edwards RB 25 Barber FS 31 Whitehead PLAYED 8 Pinion, 9 Gay, 10 Miller, 17 Watson, 22 Logan, 23 Bucannon, 26 Murphy-Bunting, 27 Jones, 29 Smith, 36 Stewart, 39 Adams, 44 Ogunbowale, 56 Nunez-Roches, 59 Bond, 71 Watford, 72 Wells, 82 Auclair, 84 Brate, 91 Allen, 97 Triner, 98 Nelson. DID NOT PLAY 4 Griffin, 24 Stewart, 45 White. INACTIVES 19 Perriman, 35 Dean, 48 Cichy, 61 Bailey, 70 Hawkins, 79 O’Connor, 88 Hudson.
COMMENTARY CREW Chris Myers and Darryl Johnston
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Sean Murphy-Bunting’s first career interception set up the opening score Which came from Jameis Winston to Chris Godwin Peyton Barber brought the Bucs to within seven with this rushing score on third down