Most Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan want them to lose this game to secure the first overall pick, but the players and coaches aren't having it. The Bucs jumped out to a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter on Mike Evans' twelfth touchdown of the season, and the Tampa Bay defense continued its recent streak of frustrating very good NFL quarterbacks.
They couldn't keep that up the entire half, giving up one touchdown drive to Drew Brees in the second quarter. But for once that didn't doom them. Josh McCown and company came back out and steadily moved the ball down the field, with Charles Sims and Mike Evans featuring heavily, with Sims getting the touchdown on the ground to cap off that drive.
And to make matters worse for the Saints, the Bucs then picked off Brees inside the two-minute warning, setting up a final field goal to end the half. At 20-7, this is arguably the best first half the Buccaneers have played all season. And that when most fans want them to lose to guarantee them the first overall pick.