Falcons at Bucs Week 12 Capsule

ATLANTA FALCONS (9-1) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-4)

SERIES

  FALCONS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER   19-18
STREAKS 6 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 6-2 Schiano: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 23-19 vs. Cardinals W 27-21 (OT) at Panthers
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Buccaneers 24 at Falcons 45. Atlanta RB Michael Turner has 172 rush yards & 2 TDs (1, 81). Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones adds 2 TD catches (17, 48).
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/25/11: Buccaneers 16, Falcons 13. Tampa Bay establishes 16-3 3rd-quarter lead & thwarts late Atlanta comeback attempt to secure division win.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 128 (Atl.), 139 (TB). XM: 225 (TB). 

STATS

PASSING Ryan: 268-397-3,072 (1L)-20-12-94.8 Freeman: 180-319-2,505-21 (3C)-7-94.6
RUSHING Turner: 155-575-3.7-5 Martin (R): 197-1,000 (3L)-5.1-7 (T1C)
RECEIVING Gonzalez (TE): 64-650-10.2-6 Jackson: 42-863-20.5-7
OFFENSE 382.1 (3C) 369.3
TAKE/GIVE +5 +9
DEFENSE 346.8 394.4
SACKS Abraham: 9 (T3C) Bennett: 7
INTs DeCoud: 4 Barber: 3
PUNTING Bosher: 47.1 Koenen: 44.7
KICKING Bryant: 102 (3L) (27/27 PAT; 25/28 FG) Barth: 81 (30/30 PAT; 17/21 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has won 6 of past 7 starts vs. TB. In past 5 division starts, has 1,579 yards (315.8 per game), 13 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 107.6 rating. In career, Falcons are 29-1 (.967) when he has 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER rushed for 172 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 5 rush TDs in past 4 vs. TB…TE TONY GONZALEZ has 13,988 rec. yards & needs 12 to become 8th player (1st TE) in NFL history with 14,000+. Has 101 career rec. TDs, most by TE & 6th most in NFL history. In 2 meetings last year, WR JULIO JONES had 100-yard game & 2 TD game. WR RODDY WHITE had 9 catches for 140 yards in last game at TB. Since 2007, has 533 receptions, most in NFC. Has 22 catches for 355 yards (118.3 per game) in past 3…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 13.5 sacks in past 13. Had 2 sacks last week & FF that led to 15-yard FR-TD by DT JONATHAN BABINEAUX. Abraham had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. S THOMAS DE COUD had INT in last game at TB…BUCCANEERS: Over past 6 weeks, lead NFL with 205 points…In past 6, QB JOSH FREEMAN is 5-1 & has 16 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 106.1 rating. Bucs are 11-3 when he has 100+ rating…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN leads NFL with 1,319 scrimmage yards (1,000 rush, 319 rec.). Has 1,019 scrimmage yards in past 6 & joins HOFer ERIC DICKERSON & EDGERRIN JAMES as only rookies with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in 6-game span…WR VINCENT JACKSON has 6 TDs in past 7, incl. 24-yard TD with 0:12 remaining last week. Since 2008, his 18.4 yards per catch avg. (243 rec., 4,482 yards) is best in NFL (min. 100 catches). Jackson (20.5) & WR MIKE WILLIAMS (17.6) are top 2 in NFC in yards per catch (min. 30 catches). TE DALLAS CLARK had GW 15-yard TD in OT last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD…Rookie CB LEONARD JOHNSON has INT in 3 of past 4, incl. 83-yard INT-TD. DB RONDE BARBER had INT in last home meeting. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (46). DE MICHAEL BENNETT has sack in 3 of past 4 games. Rookie LB LAVONTE DAVID leads team with 90 tackles.


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