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Sunday December 31, 2017 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 New Orleans Saints 24

The Buccaneers ended the season stopping a five-game losing streak with a 31-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints. -- Quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 363 yards, including a 39-yard scoring pass to Chris Godwin with nine seconds remaining to SIEGE THE DAY!.

Trailing 24-23 with 1:58 remaining, Winston moved the Buccaneers 95 yards in 11 plays for the winning touchdown.

Patrick Murray, whose missed an extra point in the second quarter was the difference on the scoreboard when Winston launched the winning drive, made a 42-yard field goal to help the Buccaneers pull within 24-23 with four minutes left in regulation play.

Kamara, who's teamed with Mark Ingram to give New Orleans the only tandem in NFL history 1,500-plus scrimmage yards and more than 10 TDs in the same season, wiped out an early 7-0 deficit with his kickoff return.

Winston led a pair of 75-yard scoring drives in the opening half, but was also intercepted twice before halftime.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Clear - 71°F. - Humidity 49% - Wind S.S.E. 3 mph Wind Chill 71°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Walt Anderson
    • UMPIRE: Carl Paganelli
    • DOWN JUDGE: Jerod Phillips
    • LINE JUDGE: Byron Boston
    • FIELD JUDGE: John Jenkins
    • SIDE JUDGE: Eugene Hall
    • BACK JUDGE: Gregory Wilson
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: Billy Smith
    • MICROSOFT SURFACE SIDELINE OFFICIAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 09:42-1Q Barber 1 run (Murray kick)
    • SAINTS: 09:29-1Q Kamara 106 kick return (Lutz kick)
    • SAINTS: 02:36-1Q Kamara 7 run (Lutz kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 05:50-2Q Winston 1 run (kick failed)
    • SAINTS: 02:44-3Q Lutz FG48
    • BUCCANEERS: 14:04-4Q Johnson 7 fumble return (Murray kick)
    • SAINTS: 07:07-4Q Line 3 pass from Brees (Lutz kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:31-4Q Murray FG42
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:09-4Q Godwin 39 pass from Winston (Evans pass from Winston)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • TE: #10 A. Humphries
    • WR: #82 A. Auclair
    • LT: #76 D. Smith
    • LG: #64 K. Pamphile
    • C: #68 J. Hawley
    • RG: #62 E. Smith
    • RT: #77 C. Benenoch
    • QB: #03 J. Winston
    • RB: #25 P. Barber
    • WR: #13 M. Evans
    • WR: #85 B. Wilson
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • DE: #95 R. Russell
    • DT: #93 G. McCoy
    • DT: #98 C. McDonald
    • MLB: #58 K. Alexander
    • WLB: #54 L. David
    • SLB: #51 K. Beckwith
    • CB: #29 R. Smith
    • CB: #24 B. Grimes
    • DB: #36 R. McClain
    • S: #23 C. Conte
    • S: #43 T. Ward
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 12 Godwin, 16 Martino, 22 Martin, 26 Robinson, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 37 Tandy, 39 Johnson, 45 Cross, 49 Bullough, 52 Harris, 65 Sanborn, 66 Wester, 67 Liedtke, 71 Ward, 84 Brate, 90 Baker, 94 Clarke, 96 Siliga.
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 14 Fitzpatrick.
    INACTIVE
    • 4 Griffin, 11 Jackson, 27 Rivers, 59 Bond, 72 Gettis, 79 O’Connor, 91 Ayers.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Barber 17-71, Winston 5-32, Sims 1-6, Wilson 2-4, Martin 3-(-3).
    • SAINTS: Kamara 9-44, Ingram 13-35, Line 1-5, Lutz 1-4, Brees 1-2, Ginn 1-2.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Winston 51-28-363-3-1.
    • SAINTS: Brees 30-22-245-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Godwin 7-111, Humphries 7-102, Evans 5-55, Brate 3-37, Rodgers 2-20, Barber 2-18, Cross 1-11, Martino 1-9.
    • SAINTS: Thomas 6-94, Kamara 6-84, Ingram 4-19, Ginn 3-33, Hill 1-8, Griffin 1-4, Line 1-3.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • SAINTS: Williams 2-0, Robertson 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Sims 1-19, Rodgers 1-17.
    • SAINTS: Kamara 4-155, Griffin 1-12.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Humphries 0-0.
    • SAINTS: Lewis 1-(-7).
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Russell 1-7, McDonald 1-7.
    • SAINTS: Bell 1-11, Jordan 1-7

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