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LIVE UPDATES: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Live updates as the Buccaneers open divisional play with a road game against the Saints.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers open up divisional play on the road against the New Orleans Saints inside the Caesars Dome on Sunday afternoon. Both teams came away with victories last week in different fashions. The Buccaneers dominated the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football while the Saints battled back in the fourth quarter to sneak out of Atlanta with a win for first-year head coach Dennis Allen.

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The Saints have handled the Buccaneers over the last few years in the regular season. New Orleans has defeated Tom Brady four straight times since he signed with the Buccaneers in 2020. Brady did get the last laugh during the playoffs, guiding Tampa Bay to a 30-20 victory on the road en route to a Super Bowl title.

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— Chris Godwin, Donovan Smith, Julio Jones, Kyle Rudolph, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Kyle Trask, and Zyon McCollum are all inactive for Tampa Bay.

— Alvin Kamara, Paulson Adebo, Tre'Quan Smith, Wyatt Davis, Nick Vannett, and Payton Turner are all inactive for New Orleans.


— Tampa Bay wins the toss and defers. New Orleans will start with the football.

— Back-to-back first down runs by Mark Ingram. Antoine Winfield Jr. saved what could've been a touchdown.

— Buccaneers only rush three and Jameis Winston finds Michael Thomas in an open hole in the zone coverage.

— Taysom Hill keeps it himself and gets into the red zone after a gain of 13 yards. New Orleans is winning the battle at the line of scrimmage early on.

— Third and short coming up for the defense.

— Winston's pass is low and New Orleans will attempt a 31-yard field goal.

— The kick is good from Will Lutz and the Saints take a 3-0 lead with 9:02 remaining in the first quarter.

— Tampa Bay begins at its own 25-yard line.

— Tom Brady hits Scotty Miller on the sideline for 23 yards on third and long for a conversion.

— Third down again and Brady connects with Mike Evans for another first.

— Brady finds Russell Gage for a short gain to bring up 3rd and 1.

— Hainsey and Brady struggled with the snap exchange and New Orleans recovers the fumble.

— The Buccaneers sack Winston on third down but a personal foul gives New Orleans a free first down.

— Linebacker Devin White brings Ingram down after a gain of 3.

— Shaq Barrett tackles Taysom Hill for a loss and the Saints will punt.

— Jaelon Darden fair catches the punt at the Buccaneers' 23-yard line.

— Leonard Fournette finds six yards to the right.

— Brady's pass is incomplete and that's the end of the quarter. Saints lead 3-0.


— Mike Evans gets free on third down for a 41-yard gain.

— Fournette runs over Tyrann Mathieu for 13 yards and another first down.

— Short run from Fournette and an incompletion bring up third and long inside the red zone.

— Fournette comes up shy of the first down marker on third down.

— Todd Bowles elects to go for it on fourth down and Fournette is stuffed. New Orleans takes back over following the turnover.

— Winston throws short to Ingram and it's 3rd and 7 for the Saints.

— Tampa Bay forces an incompletion and New Orleans will punt again.

— Jaelon Darden returns the punt for 17 yards to midfield. Tampa Bay starting in excellent field position.

— False start on the Buccaneers. 3rd and 13 coming up for the offense.

— Tampa Bay goes three and out and will punt for the first time today.

— Jake Camarda's punt goes for 42 yards to pin the Saints at their own 7.

— New Orleans runs play-action but Winston's pass is behind Chris Olave.

— Another incompletion makes it 3rd and 10.

— Winston throws over the middle to Michael Thomas for a first down.

— Thomas catches another one but he's called for offensive pass interference. The penalty pushes the Saints back to 2nd and 14.

— Offsides on Tampa Bay makes it 3rd and 5.

— Chris Olave comes back to a pass to convert for the Saints.

— Winston fumbles but an offensive lineman falls on it to force fourth down.

— Saints punt and pin the Buccaneers at their own 13.

— False start on Tampa Bay.

— Buccaneers go three and out and Camarda punts again. New Orleans has the ball at its own 36 with 1:43 remaining in the half.

— The pass is short on third down but a questionable penalty gives the Saints a first down.

— Antoine Winfield tackles Winston for a loss on third down. The Saints take a delay of game penalty with 28 seconds left and will punt.

— Buccaneers have the ball with 23 seconds remaining and three timeouts at their own 14.

— Tampa Bay takes a knee. The Buccaneers trail 3-0 at the half.


— Brady connects on his first two passes of the second half but a holding penalty makes it 2nd and 16.

— Third and long for Tampa Bay.

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— A defensive holding penalty gives the Buccaneers an automatic first down.

— Brady throws deep for Evans but the pass is broken up by Marshon Lattimore.

— Scotty Miller can't reel in a pass from Brady and Tampa Bay will punt on its first possession of the third quarter.

— Camarda's punt is downed at the New Orleans 16.

— The Saints go three and out and will punt right back to Tampa Bay.

— The Buccaneers are back in business at their own 23. Still zero points on the board.

— Rachaad White carries for a short gain and Breshad Perriman brings in a short pass to make it third down.

— New Orleans is challenging the ruling on the field.

— The ruling on the field is reversed. The completion from Brady to Perriman is taken off the board to make it 3rd and 8.

— Brady shrugs and hits Perriman to the left for a first down conversion.

— Cameron Jordan tackles White for a loss of one.

— Brady's pass is knocked down at the line of scrimmage. 3rd and 10 for the Buccaneers.

— Perriman comes up short of the fourth down marker. Tampa Bay will attempt a field goal to tie the game.

— Ryan Succop connects on a 47-yard field goal to make it 3-3 with 6:44 to play in the third quarter.

— The kickoff goes for a touchback. New Orleans takes over at its own 25.

— Winston stays alive in the pocket and hits Thomas on the sideline for a first down.

— Ingram finds a hole up the middle for 12 yards and a first down.

— Devin White misses a tackle and the Saints take advantage of it for another conversion.

— Logan Ryan forces Mark Ingram to fumble inside the red zone and the Buccaneers recover. Big stop for Tampa Bay to keep New Orleans from re-taking the lead.

— Two runs from Fournette bring up 3rd and 1 as the quarter concludes.


— New Orleans stuff Fournette on third and short. The Buccaneers will punt to begin the final frame.

— Penalty on the Saints gives Tampa Bay an automatic first down. Big mistake to give Brady another opportunity. 

— Brady is sacked to bring up third down.

— Marshon Lattimore and Mike Evans have been ejected from the game following a massive fight on the field. Lattimore got into it with Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette. Evans came running from near the sideline and delivered a big hit on Lattimore that created a scuffle between both teams.

— New Orleans takes over at its own 45 following a short punt from Camarda.

— Winston play-fakes and goes deep to Chris Olave. Jamel Dean makes a great play to intercept the pass for the Buccaneers.

— Personal foul on New Orleans gives Tampa Bay a free first down.

— Brady's pass is incomplete but the Saints are called for defensive holding. The chains are being moved again.

— Back to back runs from Fournette bring up 3rd and 5 inside the New Orleans 30.

— Brady has all the time in the world and he delivers to Breshad Perriman for a touchdown. Buccaneers take the lead in the fourth quarter!

— Tampa Bay leads 10-3 with 7:41 remaining in the game.

— Saints take over at their own 33 following a decent kickoff return.

— Devin White and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka bring Jameis Winston down for a sack.

— Winston's pass sails and Dean makes his second interception of the fourth quarter.

— Tampa Bay has the ball at the New Orleans 29 with 6:45 to play.

— New Orleans doesn't budge and the Buccaneers will attempt a 47-yard field goal.

— Succop converts and Tampa Bay leads 13-3 with 5:50 to go.

— Winston is picked off on the ensuing possession and Mike Edwards returns it for a touchdown. The Buccaneers lead 20-3.

— New Orleans utilizes a six-play/75-yard drive that ends in a Winston touchdown pass to Thomas to trim the deficit to 20-10 with 3:02 remaining.

— Tampa Bay recovers the onside kick with 3:02 to play.

— The Buccaneers go three and out. Succop is coming out to attempt a 55-yard field goal.

— Delay of game on Tampa Bay to gain more room to punt. Camarda coming out for Succop.

— Camarda's punt bounces inside the 10 with under three minutes remaining in the game.

— Winston connects with Chris Olave down the sideline. Olave loses his footing and the ball bounces out of his arms. Carlton Davis recovers the fumble. Big mistake for the rookie.

— The call on the field stands. Tampa Bay has the ball at the two-minute warning.

— Three straight runs from Fournette don't net a first down and the Buccaneers boot it back.

— New Orleans has 1st and 10 at its own 23 with 1:07 on the clock.

— Barrett brings Winston down for Tampa Bay's sixth sack of the day.

— Tampa Bay defeats New Orleans, 20-10.

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