Buccaneers vs Falcons NFL Week One Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  BUCCANEERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 23-22  
STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Dirk Koetter: 0-0 Dan Quinn: 0-2
LAST GAME 12/06/15: Falcons 19 at Buccaneers 23. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston passes for 227 yards with TD & adds rush TD. Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushes for 95 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/01/15: Buccaneers 23, Falcons 20 (OT). Tampa Bay K Connor Barth kicks GW 31-yard FG in OT. Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has pass TD & rush TD.
REFEREE Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, David Diehl, Holly Sonders (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 146 (TB), 84 (Atl). XM: 387 (TB), 227 (Atl).

2015 STATS

PASSING Jameis Winston: 312-535-4042-22-15-84.2 Matt Ryan: 407-614-4591-21-16-89.0
RUSHING Doug Martin: 288-1402 (2L)-4.9-6 Devonta Freeman: 264-1061-4.0-11 (T1L)
RECEIVING Mike Evans: 74-1206-16.3-3 Julio Jones: 136 (T1L)-1871 (1L)-13.8-8
OFFENSE 375.9 374.1
TAKE/GIVE -5 -8
DEFENSE 340.4 347.6
SACKS Robert Ayers (NYG): 9.5 Dwight Freeney (Az.): 8
INTs Brent Grimes (Mia.): 4 Ricardo Allen: 3
PUNTING Bryan Anger (Jax.): 46.3 Matt Bosher: 47.2
KICKING Roberto Aguayo (R) (Pre.): 31 (7/8 PAT; 8/10 FG) Matt Bryant: 68 (26/26 PAT; 14/18 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: DIRK KOETTER makes debut as TB head coach…QB JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 4,042 yards in 2015 & was 3rd rookie in NFL history with 4,000+ pass yards. Became 1 of 3 rookies in NFL history with 3,500+ pass yards (4,042), 20+ pass TDs (22) & 5+ rush TDs (6)…RB DOUG MARTIN ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,402 rush yards & was 4th in NFL with 1,673 scrimmage yards. Has 455 scrimmage yards (91 per game) & 4 TDs in 5 career games vs. Atl…WR MIKE EVANS had career-high 74 catches & 1,206 rec. yards last year. WR VINCENT JACKSON has 75+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5 vs. Atl. Has 1,000+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5 seasons…LB LAVONTE DAVID had 3rd most tackles (147) in NFL last year. Has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 6 vs. Atl. Since 2013, is only NFL player with 400+ tackles (437), 10+ sacks (11) & 5+ INTs (8). DT GERALD MC COY had 8.5 sacks in 2015, 5th most among NFL DTs. Has 3 consecutive seasons with 8.5+ sacks. CB BRENT GRIMES makes debut with TB. Has 4+ INTs in 5 of past 7 seasons…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN had 4,591 pass yards last season, his 5th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Passed for 21 TDs in 2015, his 7th consecutive 20+ TD season. Franchise leader in career pass yards (32,757), comp. (2,915), TD passes (202), rating (90.9) & 300-yard pass games (35)…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN led NFL RBs with 14 TDs (11 rush, 3 rec.) last season. Ranked 5th in NFL with 1,634 scrimmage yards (1,056 rush, 578 rec.) in 2015…WR JULIO JONES tied for NFL lead with 136 catches last year, tied for 2nd most in season in NFL history. Became 3rd player in NFL history with 125+ receptions (136) and 1,700+ rec. yards (1,871) in season (MARVIN HARRISON, 2002 & ANTONIO BROWN, 2015)…DE DWIGHT FREENEY makes debut with Atl. Led Az. last season with 8 sacks. Ranks 4th in NFL since 2002 with 119.5 sacks. LB VIC BEASLEY had 5 sacks in 2015, tied for 5th most among NFL rookies. LB PAUL WORRILOW led team with 95 tackles last season. CB DESMOND TRUFANT has 44 PD since entering NFL in 2013, 3rd most in NFL.


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