Rookie deflects Falcons' momentum
Antoine Winfield's play preceding the White sack drew raves from Fox analyst Daryl Johnston and helped alter momentum. With the Falcons facing second-and-6 from the Bucs 27, Winfield followed Ridley (10 catches, 163 yards, one TD) on a sail route to the right corner of the end zone, lunging to deflect Ryan's pass with his left hand just as it approached Ridley's midsection.

"He had a hell of a break on that ball," Arians said. "Ridley had come all the way across the field, and (Winfield) beat him across. He's a heck of a player. He read his eyes and saw where he was going. That ball's going to be in the air for a while, (but) he didn't panic. A lot of time (defensive backs) will panic, and they can't run as fast. He doesn't panic, he just goes and makes the play."

They're clean, if not convincing
The Bucs' comeback was abetted in part by another performance nearly devoid of blemishes. The Bucs had no turnovers and were whistled for only one penalty, a Ryan Smith block in the back on a fourth-quarter punt return. And even that was offset when Tyler Hall was flagged for lowering his head on returner Kenjon Barner. The Bucs have gone two consecutive games without a turnover, totaling six penalties in those eight quarters. "Our discipline is paying off for us," Arians said. "We do dig holes, but we stay disciplined and find ways to win."

Odds and ends
Brady now is 7-0 in his career against the Falcons, with 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. ... Mike Evans (six receptions, 110 yards) notched his third 100-yard receiving effort of the season and 27th of his career — fourth-most in the NFL since the start of 2014. ... Chris Godwin's third-quarter touchdown reception was the 21st of his career, moving him into 10th place on the franchise's career list.

Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times, published 21 December 2020