For the second straight week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are without wide receiver DeSean Jackson and defensive end Robert Ayers.
The Bucs moved down the field on their first possession of the second half before quarterback Jameis Winston was intercepted in the end zone by Marcus Williams for his second interception of the game.
The Bucs converted a fourth-and-10 from their own 5 to get the winning drive started. It was the kind of game which will provide some degree of hope for a 5-11 team, which is bringing back coach Dirk Koetter. Winston added a 2-point conversion pass to Evans.
The Bucs were able to hold the Saints' one-two punch of a ground game to 30 total yards in the first half.
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It will be slightly warmer but still below freezing as highs reach the mid 20s to near 30 with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Forecasters said the temperature in the city was likely to dip under -12C, well below the typical average low for the day.
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We spend so much time together - me, him, (quarterbacks coach Mike) Bajakian and those other quarterbacks - it's like a family. With that said, the Glazers and Licht felt it was appropriate to give Koetter another year. "He came in - then he was the OC".
The Bucs defense allowed the Saints to march 92 yards in 13 plays, going back ahead 24-20 on a 3-yard pass from Drew Brees to fullback Zach Line with 7:07 left. Ingram and Kamara had already combined for 182 yards from scrimmage. The Saints tried to run out the clock, but Brees was sacked on third-and-10.
Tampa Bay had rallied for a fourth-quarter lead, only to see the Saints grab the lead back. The Bucs went 95 yards from their own 5-yard line without a timeout in less than two minutes.
But Saints return man Tommylee Lewis was stripped by Tampa Bay's Josh Robinson and the fumble was recovered by Isaiah Johnson, who scooped it up and scored from the 7. Lutz lined up as if to attempt a 47-yard field goal for what could have been a 17-13 Saints' lead, but he took a pitch from holder Chase Daniel instead and appeared to have an open lane for the first down.
The Saints got a big game from rookie Alvin Kamara, who returned the Bucs first kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 7-7.