Trailing 30-3 and struggling to move the ball, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense are angry, leading receiver Mike Evans being flagged for leveling New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore after a play.
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston — who had already left the game with a shoulder injury — flicked Lattimore in the back of the head. As Lattimore was responding to it, Evans came running over and leveled him from behind in defense of Winston.
Saints defensive back De’Vante Harris then came charging into the melee, and a scuffle ensued near the Bucs bench.
As Lattimore and Harris were pulled back toward their side of the field, Saints coach Sean Payton marched nearly half way across the field to gesture angrily at the Tampa Bay bench.
Evans was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
He had made only one catch for 13 yards — in the first quarter — and appeared to hurt his left leg when he was tackled on that play by Lattimore, who has covered him much of the game.
Surprisingly, there were no ejections.