Saints at Buccaneers: Highlights, score and recap

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon. Here are all the highlights, recap and final score.

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In one of the most important games of Week 14, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) host their NFC South rival in the New Orleans Saints (5-7) on Sunday, Dec. 11. Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will be at 4:25 p.m. ET and FOX will have the broadcast.

New Orleans trails both the Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons (7-5) by two games in the NFC South standings. The Saints have to win this game to have any realistic hopes of winning the division. Atlanta and Tampa Bay can be as good as 11-5 this season, while New Orleans can do no better than 9-7.

Tampa Bay is tied atop the NFC South division with Atlanta and split their season series with the Falcons with the road teams winning both games. Tampa Bay has three more games in the division, including two with the Saints. How Tampa Bay plays their division foes in the final quarter of the season will decide if this is a playoff team or not.

Three Stars

  1. Jameis Winston: Winston is playing very well in the second half of his sophomore season in the NFL. Look for him to complete 64 percent of his passes for 285 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.
  2. Drew Brees: Brees will keep the Saints in this game with his arm. Look for him to complete 63 percent of his passes for 275 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
  3. Mike Evans: Evans will be Winston’s favorite receiving target. Look for him to have seven catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.



Next Game

The Saints’ next game will be on the road against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. Kickoff from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale will be at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 18 and the game will be televised on FOX.

The Buccaneers have a brutal road game coming up in Week 15. They have to travel to Arlington to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Kickoff from AT&T Stadium will be at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 18 and NBC has the primetime telecast.

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