TAMPA BAY (2-4) at ATLANTA (6-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Falcons by 7 1/2.
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Buccaneers 3-3, Falcons 4-3
SERIES RECORD – Falcons lead 22-21
LAST MEETING – Falcons beat Buccaneers 27-17, Nov. 9, 2014
LAST WEEK – Buccaneers lost to Redskins 31-30; Falcons beat Titans 10-7
AP PRO32 RANKING – Buccaneers No. 27, Falcons No. 7
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (13), RUSH (4), PASS (23).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (15), PASS (5).
FALCONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (5), PASS (9).
FALCONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (13), RUSH (2), PASS (25).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Tampa Bay squandered 24-point lead at Washington last Sunday, wasting chance to be at .500 through first six games for first time since 2010. … Buccaneers promoted WR Adam Humphries from practice squad after Louis Murphy was placed on injured reserve with torn right knee ligament. … Bucs rookie QB Jameis Winston completed 21 of 29 passes for 297 yards against Washington, with two TDs and no interceptions. … RB Doug Martin (136 yards rushing) and WR Mike Evans (career-best eight catches for 164 yards and one TD) are also coming off big games for Tampa Bay. … Bucs have surrendered second-most points in league despite ranking fifth in yards allowed. … Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has rushed for more than 100 yards in three straight games, first Atlanta player to accomplish that feat since Michael Turner in 2009. … Freeman, chosen as NFC offensive player of month for October, leads league with 621 yards rushing and has scored 10 touchdowns. … … Atlanta has committed eight turnovers in last three games, including four interceptions of QB Matt Ryan. … Ryan is on pace for his lowest quarterback rating since 2009. … Ryan was fifth-fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 yards passing. … Atlanta WR Julio Jones is tied for second in league with 58 receptions. … After eclipsing 100 yards receiving in each of first three games, Jones was held below that figure in last four weeks. Fantasy Tip: After limiting Tennessee to 77 yards rushing, Falcons have surrendered less than 100 yards on the ground in six of seven games, so Martin might not be a good choice this week.
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