NFC Divisional Round Buccaneers vs. Saints: Live GameDay Blog and Thread

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Saints News Network's NFC Divisional Round Buccaneers vs. Saints: Live GameDay Blog and Thread.

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Saints Inactives

  • QB Taysom Hill (knee)
  • DB Patrick Robinson (hamstring)
  • DB Ken Crawley
  • RB Latavius Murray (quad)
  • OL Derrick Kelly
  • WR Juwan Johnson
  • DT Malcolm Roach

Buccaneers Inactives

Pre-Game Huddle

Score

Score Updates Week 17 (9)

New Orleans Wins the Toss and Defers to the Second-Half.

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 25 (15:00 1st Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • Pinion Punts to Harris. Return of 54-yards.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 21 (13:18 1st Quarter)
  • Brees to Sanders gain of 8 yards. PENALTY Lowering Head to Make Contact Defense. 1st and Goal.
  • 3rd and Goal: Brees to Thomas Incomplete. 
  • Wil Lutz 23-yard FG is GOOD
  • 6-plays, 16 yards, 1:44
  • Saints: 3 - Bucs: 0

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 25 (11:30 1st Quarter)
  • Brady SACKED by Davis and Davenport
  • Three and Out
  • Pinion Punts to Harris. Harris Returns for a TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY Illegal Block in the back. 10-Yard Penalty from the spot of the foul.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 30 (9:46 1st Quarter)
  • Brees to Smith gain of 13-yards. 1st Down.
  • PENALTY Tripping on the Defense. 10-yard penalty. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs left. 10-yard gain. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: Kamara runs middle. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 9: Brees throws incomplete.
  • Wil Lutz 42-yard FG is GOOD
  • 12-plays, 46 yards, 5:07
  • Saints: 6 - Bucs: 0

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 25 (4:39 1st Quarter)
  • 4th and 1: Brady Sneaks. 1st Down.
  • Fournette Runs right. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 5: Brady to Godwin. 1st Down. 
  • END OF 1st QUARTER
  • Brady to Brate. 16-yard gain. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 2: Brady to Gronkowski. Incomplete.
  • Ryan Succop 26 yard FG is GOOD
  • Saints: 6 - Bucs: 3

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (12:57 2nd Quarter)
  • Kamara runs middle gain of 11-yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees throws to Thomas. INTERCEPTED by Murphy-Bunting

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 3 (11:20 2nd Quarter)
  • Brady to Evans. Touchdown. (Succop XP is GOOD)
  • 1 play, 3 yards, 0:04
  • Saints: 6 - Bucs: 10

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (11:16 2nd Quarter)
  • 3rd and 7: Brees throws incomplete. PENALTY: Defensive Holding. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: Brees sneaks forward. 1st Down.
  • Winston Throws Deep to Smith 56-yard TOUCHDOWN!!! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 6-plays, 75 yards,3:08
  • Saints: 13 - Bucs: 10

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 25 (8:08 2nd Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • Pinion Punts to Callaway. No Gain on the Return. PENALTY: Facemask New Orleans

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 8 (6:30 2nd Quarter)
  • Brees to Sanders. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Sanders gain of 16 yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 11: Brees to Kamara. Short of Line to Gain.
  • Morstead Punts to Mickens. Fair Catch.

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 18 (2:28 2nd Quarter)
  • Two-Minute Warning
  • Brady to Fournette. 1st Down.
  • Brady to Fournette, 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 2: Fournette runs middle. 1st Down.
  • Brady to Brown. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 15: Brady to Brate. Short of Line to Gain.
  • Ryan Succop 37-Yard FG is GOOD
  • 13 plays, 63 yards, 2:25
  • Saints: 13 - Bucs: 13 
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Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (15:00 3rd Quarter)
  • Montgomery II runs left. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: Brees Sneaks. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs middle gain of 18-yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Montgomery II. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Smith. TOUCHDOWN!!! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:17
  • Saints: 20 - Bucs: 13

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 25 (9:43 3rd Quarter)
  • Brady to Fournette. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 5: Brady throws incomplete. (C.J Gardner-Johnson injured during the play)
  • Pinion Punts to Callaway. Fair Catch.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 14 (6:58 3rd Quarter)
  • Brees throws deep to Smith. Incomplete. PENALTY: Defensive Pass Interference. 1st Down. 
  • 3rd and 2: Brees throws to Cook. FUMBLE. Recovered by Tampa Bay.

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 40 (4:30 3rd Quarter)
  • Brady to Brate gain of 19-yards. 1st Down.
  • Jones II runs middle. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 5: Brady to Fournette Touchdown. (Succop XP is GOOD)
  • 5 plays, 40 yards, 2:08
  • Saints: 20 - Bucs: 20

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (2:22 3rd Quarter)
  • 3rd and 4: Brees throws incomplete. PENALTY: Illegal use of hands to the face Defense. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 9: Brees throws incomplete.
  • Morstead punts to Mickens. Return of 13 yards.

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 21 (0:44 3rd Quarter)
  • END OF 3rd QUARTER
  • 3rd and 1: Jones II runs middle for 44 yards. PENALTY: Offensive Holding. 
  • 3rd and 10: Brady to Johnson gain of 15-yards. 1st down.
  • 3rd and 5: Brady to Miller gain of 29 yards. 1st Down. 
  • Time Out Tampa Bay.
  • Jones II runs left for 12 yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 9: Brady throws incomplete. 
  • Succop 36 yard FG is GOOD
  • 11 plays, 61 yards, 5:47
  • Saints: 20 - Bucs: 23

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (9:52 4th Quarter)
  • Brees to Sanders 7-yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees throw is INTERCEPTED

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 20 (7:08 4th Quarter)
  • Brady to Gronkowski 13-yards. 1st Down.
  • Brady Sneaks. Touchdown. (Succop XP is GOOD)
  • 4 plays, 20 yards, 2:11
  • Saints: 20 - Bucs: 30

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (4:57 4th Quarter)
  • Kamara runs right. 1st Down.
  • Brees' pass is tipped and Intercepted.

Bucs Ball

  • Drive Start: Tampa Bay 48 (4:17 4th Quarter)
  • Brady to Godwin gain of 14-yards. 1st Down.
  • Fournette Runs for 1st Down.