Tampa Bay Buccaneers Best vs New Orleans Saints


Oct 5, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) catches a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell in overtime Sunday afternoon to the New Orleans Saints, 37-31.

Despite falling to 1-4, the Bucs had some very good performers.

Alterraun Verner

The Bucs’ cornerback had his best performance in a Tampa Bay uniform as he had three pass breakups as well as an interception that sent the game into overtime. He also had a great tackle on the Saints’ two-point conversion attempt to stop Ben Watson getting into the end zone. Verner finished the game with five tackles.

Vincent Jackson

Jackson and Mike Glennon had a great repertoire last season and with Glennon now under center they’ll continue to link up regularly. Sunday was no different as Jackson caught eight passes for 144 yards, an average of 18 yards per catch. Jackson had more yards Sunday than he had through the first four games (134).

Mark Barron

The Bucs’ star safety had a very good game Sunday as he limited tight end Jimmy Graham to just two catches before he was knocked out of the game in the first half. Barron also had two pass breakups in the red zone and had nine tackles.