Bucs vs. Saints

Added on by Loren Elliott.

The Buccaneers won their fifth straight game yesterday against the visiting New Orleans Saints. Again the offense sputtered, but a lights-out defense was enough to seal a 16-11 victory. At 8-5 overall, this team is making a real case for a playoff spot. Below are a few frames that stood out to me and won't see the light of day anywhere but here. For more complete game coverage, check out this Tampa Bay Times gallery

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Major Wright warms up with one-hand catches before a football game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Major Wright warms up with one-hand catches before a football game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston heads to the locker room before a football game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston heads to the locker room before a football game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate is tackled by New Orleans Saints free safety Vonn Bell after making a first down catch during the first half of a football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate is tackled by New Orleans Saints free safety Vonn Bell after making a first down catch during the first half of a football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (right) leads a prayer with members of both teams after the Bucs beat the New Orleans Saints 16-11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (right) leads a prayer with members of both teams after the Bucs beat the New Orleans Saints 16-11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.