The Saints clinched their very first playoff spot since 2013 with a victory over the Falcons last week, but a win versus the Bucs this afternoon means they can notch the NFC South crown as well.
Jackson (ankle) and Ayers (shoulder) were among Tampa Bay's inactives for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium.
The game airs at 3:40 p.m. on KMSS Fox 33.
The Bucs came up empty on their next drive but special teams would come up huge as Tampa Bay punted the ball away.
Tampa Bay had rallied for a fourth-quarter lead, only to see the Saints grab the lead back. Although the Bucs are sitting at 4-11 and have been eliminated from playoff contention, their goal is to still finish the season off strong when the two teams face off today. That led to the punt to the 5-yard line, which Winston converted into a massive opportunity.
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Josh Robinson stripped the ball out of Lewis' arm just as he was about to hit the ground.
The rookie running back out of Tennessee scored on a 106-yard kickoff return - the longest play in Saints history - and on a 7-yard run to help the Saints take a 14-13 lead. Murray's extra-point attempt gave the Bucs a 20-17 lead. Former LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander nailed him one yard short, though, and the Saints turned the ball over on downs.
Rookie running back Alvin Kamara accounted for both New Orleans touchdowns in the first two quarters, when the Saints assumed a 14-13 advantage at halftime. Ingram and Kamara had already combined for 182 yards from scrimmage. Saints safety Marcus Williams intercepted Winston at the Saints' 35 to set up the drive.
The Buccaneers (4-11) scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, the first by Peyton Barber and the second by quarterback Jameis Winston.