Skip to main content

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Halftime Report: Buccaneers vs. Saints

Recapping the first half of the Buccaneers' Week 16 matchup with the Saints.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 16 match-up with the Saints.

At halftime of their Week 16 matchup, the Buccaneers trail the Saints, 13-7, in New Orleans. It is the second time the two NFC South rivals have met in the past three weeks.

The Saints got on the board first, with Mark Ingram scoring on a six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. But Tampa Bay brought the game to a 7-7 tie in the second when Jameis Winston found Cam Brate for a 12-yard score. It was Brate's eighth touchdown reception of the year, tying the Buccaneers' single-season record.

New Orleans took the lead, 10-7, when Wil Lutz drilled a 42-yard field goal midway through the second quarter. Lutz added a second field goal at the end of the half to extend the Saints' lead to six.

Doug Martin did not suit up, so Jacquizz Rodgers got the start at running back. Rodgers has carried the ball eight times for 36 yards. Jameis Winston has completed seven of 10 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Mike Evans has two receptions while five other Bucs each have a reception.

Kwon Alexander leads the Buccaneers in tackles with seven a week after picking up a career-high 21 tackles against the Cowboys. Lavonte David has five tackles, a tackle for a loss, a quarterback hit and a sack.

The Buccaneers will start with the ball in the second half.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Latest Headlines