Winston, Bucs stun Saints in season finale

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It drove 92 yards in 13 plays and took up almost seven minutes for a touchdown and 24-20 lead with 7:07 to go in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. The Saints stopped one Tampa drive when rookie safety Marcus Williams made his third interception of the season and on another when linebacker Craig Robertson picked off Winston. Tampa Bay then followed with a 51-yard drive in 10 plays and a 42-yard field goal by Patrick Murray to get within 24-23 with 4:31 to play in the game.

They weren't able to contain all of running back Alvin Kamara though, who broke loose on a 106-yard kickoff return to answer the Bucs' first touchdown of the game, which came on a 1-yard run from Peyton Barber during Tampa Bay's first possession of the afternoon.

After starting on their own 8-yard line, the Saints scored on their next drive on a 3-yard pass to fullback Zach Line to put New Orleans back up 24-20 with 7:07 left to play.

Dirk Koetter Will Reportedly Return For 2018 Season
The report cited Koetter's involvement in quarterback Jameis Winston's development as a key reason for Tampa Bay's faith in him. The Bucs have invested heavily in surrounding Winston with a supporting cast on offense at the expense of their defense.

Tampa finishes the season 5-11.

The Bucs had moved the ball well, limited mainly by three interceptions from Winston, who had thrown a total of two in his previous five games. Ingram and Kamara had already combined for 182 yards from scrimmage. Kamara would add a 7-yard rushing touchdown and a 40-yard catch, continuing a phenomenal rookie season.

The Buccaneers drove 75 yards in 12 plays to cut it to 14-13 at the 5:50 mark of the second quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Winston on third-and-goal. It was outgained by the Buccaneers, 455-323, and punt returner Tommylee Lewis coughed up a costly fumble that Tampa Bay returned for a 7-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

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