Friday, November 24, 2017
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Ryan Fitzpatrick takes over for injured Jameis Winston

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The Bucs' struggles have continued, and Jameis Winston's shoulder injury isn't getting any better.

Winston was driven to the ground by the Saints' Alex Okafor late in the first half Sunday. He finished the half, but as the second half kicked off with New Orleans leading 16-3, the Bucs had backup Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback.

Winston was just 7-for-13 for 67 yards in the first half, and the Bucs had just 88 yards of total offense, failing to score a touchdown in the first half for a fourth straight game.

The Bucs also had left tackle Donovan Smith on the bench with a knee injury — he hadn't missed a single snap in the first 39 games of his NFL career. The Bucs moved left guard Kevin Pamphile to left tackle, with Evan Smith in at left guard.

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