Tampa Bay @ Atlanta
Current Records: Tampa Bay 8-3; Atlanta 5-6
What to Know
The Atlanta Falcons haven’t won a matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since Dec. 29 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought next Sunday. The Falcons and Tampa Bay will face off in an NFC South battle at 1 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Atlanta beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-14 on Sunday. Among those leading the charge for Atlanta was RB Cordarrelle Patterson, who rushed for two TDs and 108 yards on 16 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Patterson has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. Patterson’s sharp performance also set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay netted a 38-31 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. RB Leonard Fournette had a stellar game for Tampa Bay as he rushed for three TDs and 100 yards on 17 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD. The Buccaneers’ win came on a 28-yard rush from Fournette with only 0:29 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Tampa Bay’s defense was a force to be reckoned with, as it collected two interceptions and three fumbles. The picks came courtesy of SS Antoine Winfield Jr. and CB Pierre Desir.
The wins brought the Falcons up to 5-6 and Tampa Bay to 8-3. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Atlanta is stumbling into the contest with the second most touchdowns allowed in the league, having given up 31 on the season. Tampa Bay’s offense has more to brag about, as they they come into the game boasting the most overall offensive touchdowns in the NFL at 42.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ETWhere: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, GeorgiaTV: FOXOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports App