Live updates: Leonard Fournette's big game leads Buccaneers past Colts

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The Indianapolis Colts (6-5) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) in NFL Week 12 action. The Lucas Oil Stadium roof is closed.

The Colts want to extend the momentum of winning 5 of their past 6 games, including a blowout of the Buffalo Bills last weekend. The Bucs — after losing 2 straight heading into their bye week — righted the ship with a Monday night victory over the New York Giants.

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor leads the NFL in rushing. The Bucs are stout against the run and get superior defensive tackle Vita Vea back from injury. The quarterback matchup features the Colts' Carson Wentz against Tampa's Tom Brady.

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4:20 p.m. — Buccaneers beat Colts 38-31

Leonard Fournette caps a 4-touchdown day with a 28-yard touchdown run with 20 seconds to go. He finishes with 100 rushing yards. He also has 31 receiving.

This is the third game this season in which the Colts (6-6) led by double digits but lost late. Uncharacteristically, the Colts commit 5 turnovers leading to 24 Tampa Bay points.

It's also Tom Brady's 65th career winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime.

Carson Wentz passes for 306 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, including a last-second throw into the end zone. Jack Doyle has 6 catches for 81 yards and a TD. T.Y. Hilton and Ashton Dulin also score.

Jonathan Taylor, ignored for about 1 1/2 quarters, rushes for 83 yards and a touchdown.

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4:05 p.m. — Jonathan Taylor's touchdown ties the score

Jonathan Taylor, who had not carried since the middle of the 2nd quarter, has 8 carries for 58 yards on this drive. He finishes it with a 4-yard TD with 3:29 left. He's up to 83 rushing yards for the day. Colts 31, Buccaneers 31

3:50 p.m. — Buccaneers add a field goal

Ryan Succop hits from 25 yards with 10:06 left. Darius Leonard and DeForest Buckner deflect passes to keep Tampa Bay out of the end zone. Buccaneers 31, Colts 24

3:45 p.m. — That's 4 Colts turnovers

Nyheim Hines muffs a punt and the Bucs recover at the Colts 19.

3:40 p.m. — Another bad sign for the Colts

Indianapolis came is as one of the NFL's least-penalized teams, and Tampa Bay as one of the most. Early in the 4th quarter, the Colts have 6 penalties and the Bucs 3.

3:30 p.m. — Buccaneers take the lead on the Colts

Ronald Jones runs in from 1 yard with 1:06 left in the third quarter. Rob Gronkowski is up to 7 catches for 123 yards. Buccaneers 28, Colts 24

3:20 p.m. — Another Colts turnover

Carson Wentz tries to go deep to Michael Pittman Jr., but Tampa's Antoine Winfield is there for the pick. That's 3 Colts turnovers today after 0 in their past 3 games.

This is coincidence, not causation, but ...

In the middle of the third quarter, Wentz already has thrown 35 passes.

► When Jonathan Taylor rushes for 100+ yards this season, the Colts are 6-0. When he doesn't hit 100, they're 0-5.

► Also, the Colts are 6-1 when passing fewer than 35 times per game; 0-4 when they pass more than that.

3:15 p.m. — Leonard Fournette has 3 touchdowns

His 4-yard run with 8:06 left in the third quarter brings the Bucs closer. That's 3 TDs for Fournette. Rock Ya-Sin was called for a 37-yard pass interference penalty on that drive. Colts 24, Buccaneers 21

3:05 p.m. — Buccaneers force another turnover

The Colts were driving into the red zone, but Shaq Barrett hits Carson Wentz to force the fumble. Barrett recovers at the Tampa Bay 35 with 10:58 left in the third quarter.

2:40 p.m. — Colts lead Buccaneers 24-14 at halftime

Carson Wentz hits T.Y. Hilton for a 4-yard touchdown on 4th down with 18 seconds left in the first half.

Carson Wentz is 16-of-24 for 197 yards, with touchdowns to Hilton, Ashton Dulin and Jack Doyle. Doyle has 4 catches for 59 yards.

Jonathan Taylor has found the going quite tough, with just 25 rushing yards and 12 receiving. Taylor averages 102 rushing yards per game, but the Bucs allow just 78 rushing yards a game, the best mark in the NFL.

Tom Brady, after a really slow 1st quarter, leads a pair of 2nd-quarter TDs. He is 15-of-23 passing for 123 yards for a score to Leonard Fournette, who also has a rushing TD and 41 yards. Rob Gronkowski has 4 catches for 71 yards.

2:25 p.m. — Buccaneers strike back

Tom Brady hits Leonard Fournette for a 4-yard TD with 1:56 left in the second quarter, Fournette's second score of the day. The drive goes 8 plays for 84 yards. Colts 17, Buccaneers 14

2:15 p.m. — Colts score another passing touchdown

Carson Wentz hits Jack Doyle for a 15-yard score with 5:07 left in the second quarter. Wentz converted a 4th-down play with a sneak one play before. This is the 9th straight game the Colts have led by double digits. Colts 17, Buccaneers 7

2:05 p.m. — Colts take the ball back

Tom Brady tries to go long, and Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers is waiting. The Colts have it at their 10 with 10:50 left in the second quarter.

1:55 p.m. — Carson Wentz throws the bomb

His long pass hits Ashton Dulin in stride for a 62-yard touchdown with 11:44 left in the second quarter. That's a 3-play drive. Colts 10, Buccaneers 7

1:50 p.m. — Buccaneers take the lead in the second quarter

Tampa Bay takes advantage of the Colts turnover as Leonard Fournette runs in from 1 yard, his 5th rushing touchdown of the season. Buccaneers 7, Colts 3

Offense? Jonathan Taylor has 2 rushing yards on 4 carries. Tom Brady has 57 passing yards through the first quarter.

1:40 p.m. — Colts commit a turnover

Zach Pascal gets the reception but loses the ball, and the Buccaneers take over at Indy's 34.

1:30 p.m. — Buccaneers are already hurting

Players who started at guard, cornerback and linebacker have left the game with injuries in the first 7 minutes.

1:20 p.m. — Darius Leonard punch works again

Tampa receiver Chris Godwin fumbles as the Colts linebacker gets to the ball again. Colts safety Andrew Zendejo recovers at their 34 with 10:17 left in the first quarter. Leonard has been in on 10 takeaways this season. The Colts have an NFL-leading 26.

Indy's defense already has 2 dropped interception opportunities.

1:10 p.m. — Colts 3, Buccaneers 0

Michael Badgley stays perfect as a Colt, hitting from 45 yards with 12:31 left in the first quarter. Indianapolis had forced a Tampa Bay 3-and-out, followed by a 14-yard Bucs punt. The Colts gained just 3 yards. Colts 3, Buccaneers 0

Colts inactives

OLs Julien Davenport and Will Fries, RB Marlon Mack, WR Mike Strachan, DE Ben Banogu.

Bucs inactives

WR Antonio Brown, S Andrew Adams, OL Ali Marpet, QB Kyle Trask, RB Ke'shawn Vaughn.

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