The Buccaneers were the worst team in a division that’s sending three to the playoffs.
And they were able to change things, despite playing an ugly game of their own.
He threw for 363 yards and a touchdown, showing his capability to swing wildly in either direction. It was the kind of game which will provide some degree of hope for a 5-11 team, which is bringing back coach Dirk Koetter. But it will frustrate them that the results didn’t go with it, in a year when many thought they had postseason potential.
The loss dropped the Saints (11-5) to the fourth seed in the NFC playoffs, and they’ll host Carolina next week. The Saints swept the regular season series between the teams.