Tampa Bay 16, Atlanta 13

Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, September 25, 2011
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 89°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Clete Blakeman
ATTENDANCE: 46995

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Atlanta 0 3 0 10 13
Tampa Bay 3 10 3 0 16

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 1-2 1-0 0-2 L1
Tampa Bay 2-1 1-1 1-0 W2

Recap

Josh Freeman didn't use his arm - just his body - to record his team's lone touchdown as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snapped a five-game losing skid against the Atlanta Falcons with a 16-13 home victory on Sunday.

Freeman threw for just 180 yards, but capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive in the second quarter by using his sizable frame at the goal line. The 6-foot-6 quarterback bulled his way into the end zone from 1 yard out with 3:37 remaining before halftime.

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 81 yards and Connor Barth kicked field goals of 49, 26 and 28 yards for Tampa Bay (2-1), which defeated Atlanta for the first time since Sept. 14, 2008.

Matt Ryan brought the Falcons to within six at 16-10 with 9:55 left in the fourth quarter when he found veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez for a 10-yard score.

Ryan completed 26 of 47 passes for 330 yards for Atlanta (1-2), which is now one loss shy of last season's total. Roddy White had a team-leading nine catches for 140 yards while rookie Julio Jones added six for 115.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Atlanta   Tampa Bay
Michael Turner Player LeGarrette Blount
11 Attempts 24
20 Yards 81
1.8 Avg Yards 3.4
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 12
Receiving
Atlanta   Tampa Bay
Roddy White Player Mike Williams
9 Receptions 5
140 Yards 43
15.6 Avg Yards 8.6
0 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 16

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Atlanta 325 30 295 1 2 2 0.0 0
Tampa Bay 295 115 180 1 3 1 4.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Indianapolis . The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Falcons have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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