The Saints clinched their very first playoff spot since 2013 with a victory over the Falcons last week, but a win versus the Bucs this afternoon means they can notch the NFC South crown as well. Congratulations to Tampa, it was an impressive two-minute drive. The Bucs went 95 yards from their own 5-yard line without a timeout in less than two minutes.
Winston shook off three interceptions against the Saints and ended with 363 yards on 28 of 51 passing.
The Bucs would strike again a couple drives later as Winston got the touchdown on a keeper and great second effort to break the plane.
After the Bucs had taken a 24-20 lead and pinned the Saints on their 8-yard line following the kickoff, the Brees-led offense effectively sliced through Tampa Bay's defense.
Winston's ill-advised end-zone pick to Saints rookie safety Marcus Williams, his second interception of the game, led to Wil Lutz's 48-yard field goal and a 17-13 New Orleans advantage after three quarters.
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.
Tampa Bay answered and got to the Saints 24-yard line, but Winston missed on three straight plays and they settled for a 42-yard Patrick Murray field goal with 4:31 left, cutting the lead to one point. Ingram and Kamara had already combined for 182 yards from scrimmage. Murray's extra-point attempt gave the Bucs a 20-17 lead.
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.
The Buccaneers (4-11) scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, the first by Peyton Barber and the second by quarterback Jameis Winston.