Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16  Atlanta Falcons 13 Sunday 25 September 2011 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 1:19-1Q Barth FG49 ATL 11:10-2Q Bryant FG26 TB 3:37-2Q Freeman 1 run (Barth kick) TB 1:56-2Q Barth FG26 TB 6:50-3Q Barth FG28 ATL 9:55-4Q Gonzalez 10 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick) ATL 4:06-4Q Bryant FG33
The defense did its part in this division win as did drawing the Falcons offside on 4th & 1 inside the final two minutes.  Josh Freeman scored the only Buc touchdown and impersonated the Atlanta “Dirty Bird” dance in the process.   "These guys have really been a thorn in our side," Ronde Barber said of the Falcons. "We've lost too many games like this one to them the last few years. It was nice to finally beat them."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Blount 24-81, Freeman 10-35, Graham 2-(-1). FALCONS: Turner 11-20, Ryan 1-12, Rodgers 2-7, Jones 1-(-9). PASSING BUCS: Freeman 32-22-180-2-0. FALCONS: Ryan 47-26-330-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Graham 7-37, Williams 5-43, Benn 3-19, Stocker 2-33, Winslow 2-20, Blount 1-13, Parker 1-11, Lumpkin 1-4. FALCONS: White 9-140, Jones 6-115, Douglas 5-35, Rodgers 2- 19, Gonzalez 2-18, Snelling 2-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Barber 1-0. FALCONS: Moore 1-27, DeCoud 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Parker 1-24. FALCONS: Weems 3-58. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Parker 2-29. FALCONS: Weems 2-16. SACKS BUCS: Clayborn 1-11, Price 1-10, Foster 1-7, Watson 1-7. FALCONS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 71 Bennett LG 76 Zuttah DT 93 McCoy C 52 Faine DT 92 Price RG 75 Joseph DE 94 Clayborn RT 65 Trueblood WLB 54 Hayes TE 82 WInslow MLB 59 Foster TE 88 Stocker SLB 56 Watson WR 17 Benn LCB 25 Talib WR 19 Williams RCB 20 Barber RB 27 Blount SS 26 Jones QB 5 Freeman FS 35 Grimm PLAYED 9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 23 Lewis, 28 Lumpkin, 30 Holland, 31 Biggers, 33 Mack, 34 Graham , 41 Lynch, 44 Lorig, 46 Yount, 53 Diles, 57 Hayward, 62 Larsen, 69 Dotson, 80 Pianalto, 81 Spurlock, 87 Parker, 89 Briscoe, 90 Miller, 91 Bowers, 96 Crowder, 98 Okam DID NOT PLAY 11 Johnson INACTIVE 18 Stroughter, 21 Bradford, 22 Asante, 24 Gaitor, 58 Black, 73 Hardman, 77 Lee
COMMENTARY CREW Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick