THERE GO THE PLAYOFFS
SITUATION: Bucs needed to beat the Saints in Week 16 last season to help secure an NFC wild-card playoff spot. Trailing 13-7 and facing second and 11 at their 3-yard line to start the second half, coach Dirk Koetter ordered a deep- shot play to Mike Evans.
OUTCOME: Koetter has said he regretted the play call when he sent it in and should have called timeout. In the future, he hopes Winston bails him out and does it for him. But on this play, with the Saints playing a safety over Mike Evans, Winston tried to force the ball downfield. Safety Jairus Byrd intercepted and returned it to the Tampa Bay 14. One play later, Mark Ingram ran in for a touchdown.
A pass Jameis Winston forces while trailing the Saints in a must-win game last year gets intercepted and returned for a score. The Bucs go on to lose.