Winston guides Bucs to improbable win over Saints

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The first half of Sunday's New Orleans Saints-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at Raymond James Stadium turned into the Alvin Kamara Show.

Despite the loss, the Saints win the NFC South division, after the Panthers lost to the Falcons.

The Saints now have a clear picture of their round-one playoff game.

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On the call, Livingston says police prepared for a hostage situation and an officer shot the 28-year-old when he came to the door. The caller, speaking with relative calm, also said he poured gasoline inside the home "and I might just set it on fire".

For the Saints it's time to look at the film of Tampa, and then move on quickly to Carolina. The Bucs had used all three of their timeouts on the previous New Orleans drive and faced a precarious situation at the two-minute warning.

The Saints scored on the longest kickoff return in club history in the first quarter and took a 14-7 lead late in the period, but found itself in a bit of a struggle with Tampa Bay in the third quarter while nursing a 17-13 lead.

Kamara topped 1,500 yards in impressive fashion, hauling a 40-yard pass from Drew Brees. Saints' safety Vonn Bell had just forced the Tampa Bay punt when he sacked quarterback Jameis Winston for an 11-yard loss.

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While Winston's strike went to Chris Godwin and not Evans, it did, however, break Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino's record for most touchdown passes before a player's 24th birthday. Isaiah Johnson recovered it and returned it for a 7-yard touchdown. Murray's extra-point attempt gave the Bucs a 20-17 lead.

Kamara, who's teamed with Mark Ingram to give New Orleans the only tandem in National Football League history 1,500-plus scrimmage yards and more than 10 TDs in the same season, wiped out an early 7-0 deficit with his kickoff return.

NOTES: This was the 53rd meeting between the two teams and the Saints now lead the series, 32-20.

Bucs expected to retain Koetter
Despite a nine-year layoff, Gruden has been putting together a staff behind the scenes and is serious about making a return. The Bucs are 4-11 heading into Sunday's finale after finishing 9-7 and barely missing the playoffs in Koetter's debut year.

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