NFL: Drew Brees rallies New Orleans Saints past Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-20

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Orie Lemon (45) during the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Sunday, December 28, 2014. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Orie Lemon (45) during the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Sunday, December 28, 2014. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Brees threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston with 1:57 remaining Sunday, helping New Orleans overcome a 13-point, second-half deficit to beat Tampa Bay 23-20 and keep the Buccaneers on course to land the top pick in the NFL draft.

Brees shrugged off three interceptions — two of them stopping promising third-quarter drives — to throw for 281 yards. His only TD pass gave the Saints (7-9) their first lead, and Junior Galette sacked Josh McCown for a safety that provided the final margin of victory.

Doug Martin rushed for a season-best 108 yards and rookie Mike Evans set a Tampa Bay record with his 12th touchdown reception as the Bucs (2-14) flirted with damaging their chances of winding up with the No. 1 overall selection in the draft.