HALFTIME: Saints and Bucs tied at 13
Trailing 6-3, Tampa's Sean Murphy-Bunting coming up with an interception of Drew Brees that put the Bucs inside the 5. That led to Tom Brady connecting with Mike Evans for the TD to make it 10-6. The Saints swung momentum back in the Black and Gold direction on the next drive, as a double reverse led to backup QB Jameis Winston tossing a 56 yard TD to Tre'Quan Smith to give NOLA a 13-10 lead. The Bucs tied it with a field goal right before the half.
After 1: Saints lead Bucs 6-0
New Orleans has been in control through the 1st quarter, getting deep in Tampa territory on both offensive drives, but both drives resulted in Wil Lutz field goals.
Returner Deonte Harris has been big so far, with a 54 yard punt return and another return that went for a TD, but was called back due to a penalty.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) at New Orleans Saints (12-4)
Game Time: 5:40 CT
Follow Along as the Saints host the Bucs in the NFC Divisional Round. New Orleans RB Latavius Murray and QB Taysom Hill have been ruled out for the Saints.
The matchup between 43-year old Tom Brady and 42-year old Drew Brees marks the oldest matchup between starting QBs in playoff history.