Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  Atlanta Falcons 34 Sunday 26 November 2017   at Mercedes Benz Stadium
SCORING TB 9:45-1Q Murray FG36 ATL 3:50-1Q Bryant FG49 ATL 12:36-2Q Jones 51 pass from Sanu (Bryant kick) ATL 7:26-2Q Jones 25 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick) TB 1:36-2Q Murray FG27 ATL 0:00-2Q Bryant FG36 ATL 10:04-3Q Coleman 3 run (Bryant kick) TB 6:07-3Q Barber 2 run (Murray kick) TB 13:47-4Q Barber 1 run (Murray kick) ATL 1:53-4Q Coleman 14 run (Bryant kick)
And then the Bucs played a decent team and the two-game win streak came to an end.  The Falcons rolled up 516 yards in total offense, almost half of it compiled by Julio Jones who became the first receiver ever to gain more than 200 yards against Tampa Bay.  Ryan Fitzpatrick led a pair of scoring drives in the second half but the inability to pressure Matt Ryan at any time meant the defense was always fighting a losing battle.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Martin 7-33, Rodgers 8-31, Fitzpatrick 2-20, Barber 5- 7,Sims 1-3. FALCONS: Coleman 19-97, Ward 7-35, Jones 1-15, Ryan 1-1.  PASSING BUCS: Fitzpatrick 44-27-283-0-0. FALCONS:  Ryan 35-26-317-0-1, Sanu 1-1-51-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Jackson 8-60, Evans 6-78, Humphries 4-38, Howard 3-52, Sims 3-26, Godwin 1-17, Rodgers 1-6, Brate 1-6. FALCONS:  Jones 12-253, Sanu 8-64, Hooper 3-38, Gabriel 3-16, Ward 1-(-3). INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. FALCONS:  none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Rodgers 2-43. FALCONS:  Roberts 5-129. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. FALCONS:  Roberts  2-26. SACKS BUCS: none. FALCONS:  McKinley 1-4.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 94 Clarke LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 92 Gholston RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David TE 82 Auclair SLB 51 Beckwith WR 11 Jackson LCB 24 Grimes WR 13 Evans RCB 29 Smith QB 14 Fitzpatrick S 43 Ward RB 22 Martin S 21 Evans PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 10 Humphries, 12 Godwin, 16 Martino, 23 Conte, 25 Barber, 26 Robinson, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 37 Tandy, 52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 56 Tapp, 59 Bond, 65 Sanborn, 68 Hawley, 77 Benenoch, 84 Brate, 95 Russell, 98 McDonald. DID NOT PLAY 4 Griffin INACTIVES 3 Winston, 28 Hargreaves, 62 Smith, 66 Wester, 88 Stocker, 91 Ayers, 96 Siliga
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Peyton Barber had two touchdowns on the ground - the first was a sweep play to the left side OJ Howard’s big reception over the middle set up the second of Barber’s score The only turnover of the game was a fumble return by Brent Grimes forced by rookie Kendell Beckwith