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Buccaneers at Falcons Week 17 Capsule

BUCCANEERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 19-17  
STREAKS   5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Morris: 1-4 Smith: 5-2
LAST WEEK L 48-16 at Panthers L 45-16 at Saints
LAST GAME 9/25/11: Falcons 13 at Buccaneers 16. Tampa Bay establishes 16-3 3rd-quarter lead & thwarts late Atlanta comeback attempt to secure division win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/7/10: Falcons 27, Buccaneers 21. Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 107 yards & 2 TDs in Falcons’ victory.
BROADCAST FOX (4:15 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 136 (TB), 117 (Atl.). XM: 232 (Atl.).

STATS

PASSING Freeman: 315-506-3,318-14-19-74.9 Ryan: 341-557-4,071-27-12-90.7
RUSHING Blount: 178-769-4.3-5 Turner: 284-1,168 (3C)-4.1-9
RECEIVING Winslow (TE): 68-707-10.4-2 White: 96 (1C)-1,227-12.8-8
OFFENSE 320.9 373.2
TAKE/GIVE -14 +6
DEFENSE 392.2 336.3
SACKS Clayborn (R): 7.5 Abraham: 8.5
INTs Barber: 3 DeCoud: 4
PUNTING Koenen: 44.9 Bosher (R): 42.5
KICKING Barth: 97 (22/2 PAT; 25/27 FG) Bryant: 117 (39/39 PAT; 26/28 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH FREEMAN has 3,318 pass yards, 2nd consecutive 3,000-yard season. Needs 82 yards to become 1st TB QB with 3,400+ pass yards in consecutive seasons. When Freeman has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-2… RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 7 career 100-yard games. Has rushed for 184 yards (92 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings…WR MIKE WILLIAMS has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. Atl. Needs 1 reception for 2nd consecutive 65-catch season. TE KELLEN WINSLOW has catch in 91 games in row. Has 68 catches, his 5th season with 60+. WR DEZMON BRISCOE has career-high 4 rec. TDs. WR ARRELIOUS BENN had TD catch last week.…CB RONDE BARBER has started 198 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (27) & 40+ INTs (43). Had INT in last game vs. Atl. DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN ties for 2nd among NFC rookies with 7.5 sacks. Had sack & FF in last meeting…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 5-1 in past 6 starts vs. TB. Has completed 75 of 116 (64.7 pct.) for 917 yards with 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.9 rating in past 3. Falcons are 22-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating. Has 4,071 pass yards & needs 73 for club season record…Since joining Atl. in 2008, RB MICHAEL TURNER has 48 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL. When he has 21+ att., his teams are 27-2 (.931). Has 1,168 rush yards & needs 132 to become 3rd Atl. RB with 3 1,300-yard seasons…WR RODDY WHITE aims for 3rd in row with 10+ catches & 125+ yards. Leads NFC with 96 catches & needs 4 for 2nd consecutive 100-catch season. Has 1,227 rec. yards, his team-record 5th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Since start of 2007, has 467 rec., most in NFC. Rookie WR JULIO JONES has 16 catches for 317 yards (105.7 per game) & 4 TDs in past 3. Needs 117 yards for 1,000-yard season. Has 5 100-yard rec. games. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 867 rec. yards & needs 133 for his 5th career 1,000-yard season, most by TE…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 111 sacks, 2nd most among active players. Has 8.5 sacks & needs 1.5 for 7th career 10-sack season.


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