Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 Atlanta Falcons 56 Thursday 18 September 2014 at the Georgia Dome
SCORING ATL 12:03-1Q Douglas 3 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick) ATL 3:03-1Q Jones 8 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick) ATL 2:38-1Q Ishmael 23 interception return (Bryant kick) ATL 14:53-2Q Hester 20 run (Bryant kick) ATL 7:06-2Q Hester 62 punt return (Bryant kick) ATL 8:23-3Q Jones 40 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick) ATL 8:11-3Q Jackson 2 run (Bryant kick) ATL 1:47-3Q Smith 38 run (Bryant kick) TB 8:46-4Q Jackson 3 pass from Glennon (Murray kick) TB 7:07-4Q Lansanah 27 interception return (Murray kick)
The most embarrassing Buccaneer loss of all-time and it happened on national TV.  It was 56-0 Falcons after three quarters and the potential for the biggest defeat in NFL history was on the cards.  Fortunately Atlanta took their foot off the gas and the Bucs scored a pair of consolation touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Rainey 11-41, Glennon 3-19, James 4-4. FALCONS: Jackson 14-54, Smith 4-50, Hester 1-20, Freeman 11- 12, Rodgers 5-6, Ryan 1-2. PASSING BUCS: McCown 12-5-58-1-0, Glennon 24-17-121-0-1. FALCONS: Ryan 24-21-286-0-3, Yates 4-3-64-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Rainey 7-64, Myers 5-3, Evans 4-52, Jackson 2-15, Stocker 2-15, Herron 1-5, James 1-(-5). FALCONS: Jones 9-161, Weems 4-69, DiMarco 3-35, Toilolo 2- 25, Douglas 2-14, Hester 1-25, Roby 1-11, Freeman 1-7, Rodgers 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Lansanah 1-27. FALCONS: Ishmael 1-23. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Patton 4-78. FALCONS: Hester 1-29. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Patton 1-9. FALCONS: Hester 3-68. SACKS BUCS: Fletcher 0.5-3, Spence 0.5-3. FALCONS: Maponga 1-11, Massaquoi 1-8, Peters 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 73 Collins DE 92 Gholston LG 70 Mankins DT 91 Bowers C 62 Dietrich-Smith DT 98 McDonald RG 66 Omameh DE 57 English RT 69 Dotson WLB 54 David TE 82 Myers MLB 50 Fletcher TE 88 Stocker SLB 52 Casillas WR 83 Jackson LCB 27 Banks WR 13 Evans RCB 21 Verner RB 43 Rainey SS 23 Barron QB 12 McCown FS 38 Goldson PLAYED 7 Murray, 8 Glennon, 9 Koenen, 10 Herron, 25 James, 26 Butler, 29 Johnson, 30 McDougald, 31 Wright, 37 Tandy, 39 Dixon, 46 Lane , 48 DePaola, 51 Lansanah, 53 Magee, 56 Smith, 60 Solomon, 72 Gilkey, 75 Cousins, 80 Owusu, 86 Patton, 89 Shepard, 90 Johnson, 97 Spence INACTIVE 22 Martin, 59 Foster, 64 Pamphile, 65 Johnson, 71 Edwards, 87 Seferian-Jenkins, 93 McCoy
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Nantz and Phil Simms