Tampa Bay vs Atlanta Recap - Buccaneers Win 22-17
Doug Martin scampered through the Atlanta defense for 142 yards as Tampa Bay handed the Falcons a 22-17 defeat on Sunday at Georgia Dome.
The Buccaneers were a 2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 46.5.
Josh Freeman completed 19 of 35 pass attempts for 222 yards and 1 TD for the Buccaneers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Falcons defense.
Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 28 yards for Atlanta, while Michael Turner added 18 yards. Matt Ryan threw for 238 yards for the Falcons, while receivers Julio Jones and Jacquizz Rodgers had 56 and 50 yards respectively.
Atlanta was outgained by Tampa Bay 366-278 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-15 by the Buccaneers.
Atlanta lost the time of possession battle 32:05/27:55, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.