Tampa Bay 22, Atlanta 17

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 30, 2012
Location - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Carl Cheffers
Attendance - 69644

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tampa Bay 3 10 9 0 22
Atlanta 3 0 7 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 7-9 3-5 4-4 W1
Atlanta 13-3 7-1 6-2 L1

Recap


Buccaneers 22, Falcons 17:
Rookie Doug Martin rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown as Tampa Bay snapped a five-game losing streak and handed NFC South champion Atlanta its only home loss of the season. 

Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman passed for 222 yards and a touchdown, becoming the franchise leader for touchdowns in a season (27) and career (78). 

Despite having clinched the NFC's top seed in the playoffs, the Falcons (13-3) played their starters throughout. Matt Ryan passed for 238 yards and his franchise-record 32nd touchdown pass of the season but Atlanta managed only 278 total yards, its second-lowest total of the season. 

Mike Williams caught six passes for 65 yards and a score for the Bucs (7-9), who set single-season team records for points (389) and total yards (5,820). Freeman became the first quarterback in team history to pass for 4,000 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez had five catches for 41 yards, putting him over 90 receptions for the fifth time in his career. … The loss snapped an 11-game home win streak for Ryan, who dropped to 33-5 at the Georgia Dome. … Martin recorded his fifth 100-yard game of the season. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tampa Bay   Atlanta
Doug Martin Player Jacquizz Rodgers
28 Attempts 5
142 Yards 28
5.1 Avg Yards 5.6
1 Touchdowns 0
40 Long 16
Receiving
Tampa Bay   Atlanta
Mike Williams Player Julio Jones
6 Receptions 3
65 Yards 56
10.8 Avg Yards 18.7
1 Touchdowns 0
23 Long 28

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tampa Bay 366 144 222 2 3 0 2.0 0
Atlanta 278 65 213 2 1 1 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Seattle . The Falcons have a W/L % of .812 after a win and .812 after a loss.