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5 Standouts from Buccaneers vs. Saints

Five players who performed well in the Buccaneers' victory over the Saints.



1. DE Jacquies Smith
The Bucs recorded four sacks on Sunday, and three of those were credited to Smith. In addition to his three sacks, Smith forced two fumbled, recorded two quarterback hits and had three tackles. During the offseason, Smith said he believed he was capable of recording double-digit sacks, a milestone for any defensive lineman. Through two games, he's almost halfway there. Smith's season total is at four after he took down Marcus Mariota in Week 1.

2. QB Jameis Winston
Winston finished the game with a 114.6 passer rating after completing 14 of 21 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown. He wasn't intercepted all game and averaged nearly 10 yards per completion. Although his 23 rushing yards don't seem like much, Winston was able to use his legs to move the chains on a few critical third downs.

3. WR Louis Murphy
Winston's most productive target, Murphy finished as the Bucs' leading receiver with 82 yards. He was targeted four times and caught three passes, including a 54-yard bomb. Murphy averaged nearly 30 yards per reception. Vincent Jackson and Charles Sims also caught three passes while Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Doug Martin hauled in two.

4. RB Doug Martin
Martin recorded 78 yards on the ground and had 98 total yards of offense during the Bucs' victory. He finished the game averaging 3.7 yards per rush, but averaged more than six yards per attempt heading into halftime. Martin broke a handful of explosive runs, including a 20-yarder, his long for the day.

5. S Chris Conte
With Major Wright sidelined with an injury, Conte had a successful game starting at safety. He recorded six solo tackles, the most of any Buccaneer, and finished tied for second on the team in tackles with six. He also recorded an interception, which he lateraled to Alterraun Verner for a big return, and earned a big tackle for a loss on Smith's first forced fumble, downing Drew Brees on the Saints' one-yard line.

Photos from the Buccaneers' game against the Saints in New Orleans.

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