The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had lost five games in a row to the Atlanta Falcons before their meeting on Sunday. It might not have been pretty, but the Bucs were able to successfully snap that streak when they held on for a 16-13 victory.
The normally incomparable Josh Freeman completed a decent amount of his pass attempts (22-32) but he only managed 180 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He did however record a 1-yard rushing touchdown, which was the Bucs only non-field goal score of the day. All in all there were five field goals between the Bucs and the Falcons and just two touchdowns. Not particularly easy on the eye, but a W is a W and the Bucs will take one over the Falcons however they can get it.
The big story in this one was the Bucs run defense which limited Michael Turner to just 20 yards on 11 carries with a long run of nine yards. As a team the Falcons only managed 30 rushing yards. Matt Ryan had a decent day through the air, but it's hard to win a game when you are getting absolutely no support from the running game.
Meanwhile the Bucs are 2-1 heading into their matchup with the depleted Colts next week. We'll have more on that game throughout the week. For more on the Bucs, head over to Bucs Nation.