INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 10-30, Ward 13-29, Freeman 2-14, Graham 1-0. FALCONS: Turner 12-33, Norwood 6-22, Snelling 4-8, Weems 1- 7, Redman 2-4, Mughelli 1-0. PASSING BUCS: Freeman 29-20-250-0-2, Johnson 1-0-0-0-0. FALCONS: Ryan 3-2-15-0-0, Redman 41-23-243-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Winslow 7-81, Bryant 3-91, Stovall 3-26, Stroughter 3-19, Graham 1-15, Williams 1-8, Stevens 1-6, Ward 1-2. FALCONS: Gonzalez 9-83, Jenkins 7-80, White 5-57, Norwood 2- 28, Weems 2-10. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. FALCONS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Smith 2-43. FALCONS: Weems 4-76. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Smith 1-21. FALCONS: Weems 1-18. SACKS BUCS: White 2.5-18.5, Crowder 1.5-10.5, Barber 1-6, Black 1-1. FALCONS: Babineaux 1-5.
Close but no cigar as the young Bucs fell in the final seconds in Atlanta despite one of their best defensive performances of the season.  The Falcons completed a 59-yard scoring drive in the final minute after Connor Barth had missed a 51-yard field-goal attempt that would have put the Bucs up by seven.  After starter Matt Ryan had been replaced by Chris Redman, the Tampa defense recorded six sacks and held the Falcons to just 238 yards until the final drive.   Josh Freeman played turnover-free football and had a pair of scoring passes as the Buccaneers built their lead.   "We did our job well today," Ronde Barber said. "We flew around and it was like Buc ball again. We played well enough to win. Until the end."
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Atlanta Falcons 20 Sunday 29 November 2009 at the Georgia Dome
SCORING ATL 10:44-2Q Elam FG45 ATL 6:31-2Q Norwood 22 pass from Redman (Elam kick) TB 5:40-2Q Bryant 42 pass from Freeman (Barth kick) TB 0:20-2Q Barth FG39 TB 11:43-3Q Williams 8 pass from Freeman (Barth kick) ATL 6:42-3Q Elam FG37 ATL 0:23-4Q White 5 pass from Redman (Elam kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn LDE 97 Wilkerson LG 76 Zuttah DT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 95 Hovan RG 75 Joseph RDE 91 White RT 65 Trueblood WLB 54 Hayes WR 80 Clayton MLB 51 Ruud TE 82 Winslow SLB 58 Black TE 86 Stevens LCB 25 Talib FB 45 Pressley SS 21 Piscitelli RB 24 Williams FS 36 Jackson QB 5 Freeman RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 8 D Johnson, 10 Barth, 18 Stroughter, 22 Smith, 27 Cox, 28 Ward, 29 Roberson, 33 Mack, 34 Graham, 41 Lynch, 48 Economos, 50 McCoy, 53 Koutouvides, 57 Hayward, 69 Dotson, 71 Bennett, 85 Stovall, 88 Gilmore, 89 Bryant, 93 Miller, 96 Crowder DID NOT PLAY 11 J Johnson, 61 Compas GAMEDAY INACTIVES 12 Carpenter, 16 Figurs, 74 Murphy, 77 Lee, 83 Nunn, 87 Clark, 92 D.Moore, 94 K.Moore
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Charles Davis
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Josh Freeman hooks up with Antonio Bryant on a 42-yard scoring pass Corey Lynch blocks a Falcon punt inside the Atlanta 10-yard line And this sets up Freeman’s second touchdown pass of the game to Cadillac Williams