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Buccaneers Vs. Falcons: NFL Week 9 Capsules

The magical 2010 season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued this past weekend as the young, upstart Bucs survived in a shootout against the Arizona Cardinals. In Week 9, the Buccaneers get their biggest test to date, as they travel to Atlanta to take on the first place Falcons. Here's a few facts and figures about the two teams' series history, as well as up to date season stats for both squads.

SERIES

BUCCANEERS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

18-15

 

STREAKS

 

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Morris: 0-2

Smith: 3-1

LAST WEEK

W 38-35 at Cardinals

Bye (Wk. 7: W 39-32 vs. Bengals)

LAST GAME

1/3/10: Falcons 20 at Buccaneers 10. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan passes for 223 yards & 2 TDs, including 12-yard score to WR Roddy White in 4th quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/29/09: Falcons 20, Buccaneers 17. Atlanta QB Chris Redman throws for 243 yards & 2 TDs, including game-winning 5-yard score to WR Roddy White with 23 seconds remaining.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick. SIRIUS: 158 (TB), 113 (Atl.). XM: 109 (Atl.).

STATS

PASSING

Freeman:135-224-1,533-8-3-87.1

Ryan: 156-252-1,714-12 (T3C)-5-89.6 (3C)

RUSHING

Blount (R): 43-222-5.2-3

Turner: 131-587-4.5-3

RECEIVING

M. Williams (R): 32-470-14.7-4

White: 54 (1L)-747 (1C)-13.8-5

OFFENSE

321.7

370.9

TAKE/GIVE

+8 (T1C)

+5

DEFENSE

359.9

356.1

SACKS

White: 3

Abraham: 6

INTs

Talib: 5 (2L)

Moore: 3

PUNTING

Malone: 42.2

Koenen: 40.2

KICKING

Barth: 46 (13/13 PAT; 11/14 FG)

M. Bryant: 59 (T1C) (17/17 PAT; 14/17 FG)

 

 

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