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Mike Evans with one catch, Chris Godwin zero in first half vs. Saints

The Bucs offense is a mess against New Orleans. We break down the struggles of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in the first half.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans celebrates with teammate wide receiver Chris Godwin after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Chris Godwin got into the end zone in the third quarter to cut the Saints lead to 27-17. Late in the third quarter, Godwin has three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown, while Evans has two receptions for 20 yards.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are struggling against the New Orleans Saints, and the team’s top pass catchers are having issues. The Bucs trail the Saint 20-7 after the first half of action. Chris Godwin did not catch a single pass in the first half and Mike Evans has only one reception for six yards. Evans made his lone catch in the final minute of the half.

Evans and Godwin have been targeted a combined three times. Tight end Cameron Brate has been targeted a team-high five times and has four receptions for 28 yards. Receiver Scotty Miller leads the team with 48 receiving yards on a single catch. Running back Dare Ogunbowale has three receptions on three targets for ten yards.

Jameis Winston has had a rough day, throwing two interceptions to go with 106 yards and a touchdown. The first interception was O.J. Howard’s fault. The second was an underthrown pass that was deflected to a defender.