Tampa Bay 41, Atlanta 28

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 17, 2013
Location - Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Temperature - 79°
Head Official - Ed Hochuli
Attendance - 55360

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Atlanta 0 6 7 15 28
Tampa Bay 3 21 14 3 41

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 2-8 2-3 0-5 L4
Tampa Bay 2-8 2-4 0-4 W2

Recap

Buccaneers 41, Falcons 28: Bobby Rainey rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns and added a touchdown reception in his first NFL start as host Tampa Bay beat Atlanta for its second straight win. 

Vincent Jackson caught 10 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown for the Buccaneers (2-8), who recorded season highs for points and total yards (410). Mike Glennon finished 20-of-23 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and has thrown at least one TD pass in each of his seven starts.

Matt Ryan went 19-of-36 for 254 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Falcons (2-8), who have lost four straight for the first time since 2007. Harry Douglas caught six passes for 134 yards and a score.

Rainey broke a 43-yard touchdown run to give Tampa Bay the lead in the second quarter and added a 3-yard TD run following Mason Foster's 37-yard interception return touchdown to make it 24-3. Glennon threw a 4-yard TD to Rainey on Tampa Bay's first possession of the second half and hit Jackson on a 3-yarder to make it 38-6. 

The Falcons found most of their offensive production after the game was out of hand, as Ryan hit Douglas for an 80-yard touchdown late in the third quarter and Antone Smith broke a 50-yard TD run in the fourth. Ryan gave way to backup Dominique Davis in the fourth quarter but had to re-enter the game when Davis was injured on Atlanta's final series and threw a 6-yard TD to Roddy White. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tampa Bay had three plays of 40 yards or more after recording only one such play in its first nine games. … Foster was knocked out of the game with a concussion. … Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez caught six passes for 51 yards to reach the 50-reception mark for the 16th time in his career, one shy of Jerry Rice's NFL record. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Atlanta   Tampa Bay
Antone Smith Player Bobby Rainey
2 Attempts 30
88 Yards 163
44.0 Avg Yards 5.4
1 Touchdowns 2
50 Long 43
Receiving
Atlanta   Tampa Bay
Harry Douglas Player Vincent Jackson
6 Receptions 10
134 Yards 165
22.3 Avg Yards 16.5
1 Touchdowns 1
80 Long 53

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Atlanta 420 152 268 3 2 0 2.0 0
Tampa Bay 410 186 224 5 2 2 3.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .111 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Falcons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.