The Bucs’ three-game win streak came to an end at the end of a familiar foe as the Saints won their sixth straight regular season game against Tampa Bay.  Jameis Winston was forced out by a knee injury but back-up Trevor Siemian led the Saints to a key scoring drive late in the 4th quarter. Tom Brady’s pick six ended any late hopes, one of three key turnovers on the day.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Bernard 2-30, Fournette 8-26, Jones 3-13, Brady 1-2. SAINTS: Kamara 19-61, Winston 4-40, Ingram 6-27, Harris 1-22, Siemian 2-2. PASSING BUCS:  Brady 40-28-375-2-4, Fournette 1-0-0-0-0. SAINTS: Winston 10-6-56-0-1, Siemian 29-16-159-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS:  Godwin 8-140, Johnson 5-65, Fournette 3-17, Darden 3-11, Evans 2-48, Howard 2-16, Brate 2-15, Grayson 1-50, Bernard 1-7, Jones 1-6. SAINTS: Harris 3-35, Smith 3-33, Callaway 3-30, Griffin 3-30, Kamara 3-15, Ingram 2-25, Trautman 2-4, White 1- 38, Montgomery 1-4, Armah 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS:  none. SAINTS:  Williams 1-40, Gardner-Johnson 1-26. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  Darden 1-17. SAINTS:  Harris 2-69. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Darden 3-14. SAINTS: Harris 1-12. SACKS BUCS: Suh 1-6. SAINTS:  Alexander 1-10, Kpassagnon 1-9, Jordan 1-6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27  New Orleans Saints 36 Sunday 31 October 2021      at Caesars Superdome
SCORING TB 8:28-1Q Godwin 12 pass from Brady (Succop kick) NO 2:39-1Q Smith 16 pass from Winston (Johnson kick) NO 2:20-2Q Johnson FG23 NO 0:27-2Q Armah 1 pass from Siemian (kick failed) NO 9:01-3Q Kamara 1 run (Johnson kick) TB 5:33-3Q Bernard 7 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 1:15-3Q Evans 41 pass from Brady (Succop kick) NO 8:31-4Q Johnson FG35 TB 5:44-4Q Grayson 50 pass from Brady (run failed) NO 1:41-4Q Johnson FG23 NO 1:24-4Q Williams 40 interception return (Johnson kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DL 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DL 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DL 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 90 Pierre-Paul RT 78 Wirfs LILB 45 White TE 87 Gronkowski RILB 54 David TE 84 Brate ROLB 58 Barrett WR 13 Evans CB 29 Desir WR 14 Godwin CB 35 Dean QB 12 Brady S 33 Whitehead RB 7 Fournette S 31 Winfield PLAYED 1 Darden, 3 Succop, 8 Pinion, 9 Tryon-Shoyinka, 15 Grayson, 18 Johnson, 25 Bernard, 26 Adams, 27 Jones, 28 Robinson,  32 Edwards, 43 Cockrell, 46 Tinker, 48 Stuard, 49 Gill, 51 Minter, 52 Britt, 56 Nunez-Roches, 64 Stinnie, 72 Wells, 79 O’Connor, 80 Howard, 98 Nelson DID NOT PLAY 5 Sherman, 11 Gabbert, 70 Hainsey INACTIVES 2 Trask, 21 Vaughn, 30 Delaney, 60 Leverett, 81 Brown, 96 McLendon.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Chris Godwin caught the first of Tom Brady’s four touchdown passes Giovani Bernard came inside on a well-scripted pass play with TE blocking outside Cyril Grayson’s first NFL touchdown was a totally blown defensive coverage
COMMENTARY CREW Joe Davis and Troy Aikman