Saints lose to the Bucs, host Panthers in the playoffs

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Saints' safety Vonn Bell had just forced the Tampa Bay punt when he sacked quarterback Jameis Winston for an 11-yard loss.

But the final drive was the most disturbing, since the Saints had the Bucs down to a fourth-and-10 from their own 5-yard line before allowing them to march all the way down the field for the game-winning score.

Patrick Murray, whose missed an extra point in the second quarter was the difference on the scoreboard when Winston launched the winning drive, made a 42-yard field goal to help the Bucs pull within 24-23 with four minutes left.

Another game, another fantastic addition for the highlight reel for Saints running back Alvin Kamara.

Ingram and Kamara were able to set an incredible record by each reaching at least 1,500 scrimmage yards in a single season. Kamara would add a 7-yard rushing touchdown and a 40-yard catch, continuing a phenomenal rookie season.

How to handle Texans WR vs. Colts
The Texans rank 26th this season in passing yards allowed, and Brissett has only gotten better as the season has gone on. On the injury front, it is unclear if Texans' star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be able to suit up in week 17.

New Orleans, which won its first NFC South title since 2011, did not blink, though.

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. Adam Humphries had seven catches for 102 yards.

Buccaneers: S T.J. Ward left with a knee injury and did not play in the second half. He limped off for good a sore knee in the second half.

Buccaneers: Coach Dirk Koetter, who's 13-18, was told before the finale that he will return for a third season.

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