THUMBS UP

TIM HIGHTOWER, RB

Re-signed by the Saints in November, Hightower filled a huge need after Mark Ingram’s injury with 28 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown.

THUMBS UP

MARQUES COLSTON, WR

It seemed like old times as Colston and Drew Brees hooked up for two TD passes. Colston also had a huge third-down catch in the fourth.

THUMBS UP

DANNELL

ELLERBE, LB

Is he the key to the Saints’ D? New Orleans is 4-1 with him and 1-7 without him. An always active playmaker, he led the Saints with six tackles Sunday.

THUMBS DOWN

KYLE WILSON, CB

He was flagged three times for 35 yards, with two 15-yard roughness calls that aided the Buccaneers’ first touchdown drive. Was credited with only one tackle.