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Buccaneers vs. Saints score update: Tampa Bay hanging on to 24-20 lead

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hanging on to the lead in New Orleans as we enter the fourth quarter.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are running away with the game in the second half. After getting clobbered for most of the first half, the Bucs scored 10 unanswered points to round out the half, and swiftly added another two touchdowns at the start of the second half.

The first touchdown came on a methodical drive featuring a lot of Doug Martin, and capped off by a Bobby Rainey run. The second was a Danny Lansanah pick six -- his second of the season, this one caused by Michael Johnson and Gerald McCoy getting to Drew Brees, who then threw up a wobbler straight to Lansanah.

Of course, the Saints offense isn't stopped that easily, and they went straight down the field on a twelve-play drive, featuring lots of Brandin Cooks and rounded out by a Travaris Cadet touchdown catch, cutting the lead to 24-20. A bad Mike Glennon throw was thankfully dropped by Junior Galette, which leaves the Bucs just outside field goal range at the start of the fourth quarter.

Here's your fourth quarter open thread. It's a really close game, and the fourth quarter should be a nail-biter.