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Buccaneers At Falcons: NFL Week 9 News And Notes

 

NOTES

BUCCANEERS:

  • In only road start vs. Falcons, QB JOSH FREEMAN completed 20 of 29 (69.0 pct) for 250 yards & 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 118.5 rating.  Incl. last week, 6 of his 8 career wins have been 4th-qtr. comebacks. Posted career highs in rating (121.8) & comp. pct. (72.0, 18 of 25) vs. Arz...
  • Rookie RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 192 rush yards in past 2 (96 per game), incl. career-high 120 with 2 TDs last wk.
  • In career, when RB CADILLAC WILLIAMS has 22+ att., Bucs are 13-0 (2-0 in 2010). In past 4 vs. Atl., RB EARNEST GRAHAM has 370 scrim. yards (297 rush, 73 rec.) with 3 rush TDs...
  • WR MIKE WILLIAMS (4th round) leads NFL rookies with 470 rec. yards & 4 TD catches. Leads rookie WRs with 32 rec. 
  • In 3 career meetings, TE KELLEN WINSLOW has 17 catches (5.7 per game)...
  • CB AQIB TALIB had 2 INTs, incl. 45-yard TD, last week & ranks 2nd in NFL with 5. 
  • CB RONDE BARBER has 3 career INTs vs. Atl. Barber is 1 of only 2 players in NFL history with 25+ sacks (25) & 30+ INTs (39)...

FALCONS:

  • QB MATT RYAN is 16-1 (.941) as starter at home & aims for 13th consecutive win at Georgia Dome. In career, has posted 100+ rating 12 times & Falcons are 12-0. Has won 7 of past 10 division starts...
  • Since joining Atl. in 2008, RB MICHAEL TURNER has rushed for 1,677 yards (104.8 per game) & 20 TDs in 16 home games. When he has 22+ carries, his teams are 15-1 (.938).  Since 2008, has 30 rush TDs, tied for 2nd most in NFL. 
  • RB JASON SNELLING rushed for career-high 147 yards in last meeting...
  • WR RODDY WHITE has 100+ receiving yards in 3 of past 4, incl. 201 vs. Cin in Wk. 7. Aims for 5th in row at home with 7+ catches & 3rd in row w/TD vs. TB. 
  • WR MICHAEL JENKINS (243) needs 7 catches to reach 250 career...
  • DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 4 sacks in past 3.  Has 95.5 sacks since 2000, 2nd most in NFL. Needs 4.5 sacks to become 25th player with 100 since '82.
  • 2 of DE CHAUNCEY DAVIS' 9 career sacks have come vs. Bucs, incl. 1 in last meeting. S WILLIAM MOORE has 2 INTs in past 3 at home. 
  • CB CHRISTOPHER OWENS had INT & 1st career FR in last meeting.

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