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Buccaneers Vs. Falcons: NFL Week 13 Game Capsules

The injuries are piling up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the young, surprising squad may have used up much of its good fortune earlier in the season. But for another week at least, the Buccaneers are right where they want to be - within striking distance of first place in the NFC South, as well as in contention for a Wild Card berth were they not able to catch the Falcons or New Orleans Saints.

The Buccaneers get their second shot at the division-leading Falcons this Sunday. Atlanta held off Tampa Bya for a 27-21 win in the teams' first encounter. Here's a few facts, figures and trends from the two teams' series history, as well as up-to-date season stats for both squads.

 

ATLANTA FALCONS (9-2) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (7-4)

 

SERIES

 

FALCONS

BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

18-16

STREAKS

Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 4-1

Morris: 0-3

LAST WEEK

W 20-17 vs. Packers

L 17-10 at Ravens

LAST GAME

11/7/10: Buccaneers 21 at Falcons 27.  Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 107 yards & 2 TDs.  QB Matt Ryan adds 235 yards passing & 1 TD for Falcons.   

LAST GAME AT SITE

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

BROADCAST

FOX (4:15 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Charles Davis, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 90 (Atl.), 158 (TB).  XM: 110 (TB). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Ryan: 262-405-2,715-19-5-94.4

Freeman: 194-327-2,261-15-5-89.3

RUSHING

Turner: 223-974 (2C)-4.4-7 (2C)

Blount (R): 114-496-4.4-4

RECEIVING

White: 84 (1L)-1,066 (1C)-12.7-7

Winslow (TE): 47-480-10.2-2

OFFENSE

364.4

319.4

TAKE/GIVE

+11 (T2L)

+8 (3C)

DEFENSE

346.6

338.4

SACKS

Abraham: 9 (T3C)

White: 4.5

INTs

Moore: 4

Talib: 6 (T2L)

PUNTING

Koenen: 39.9

Malone: 40.6

KICKING

M. Bryant: 98 (2L) (26/26 PAT; 24/27 FG)

Barth: 63 (24/24 PAT; 13/17 FG)

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.