TAMPA BAY (2-4) at ATLANTA (6-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Falcons by 7 1/2.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buccaneers 3-3, Falcons 4-3
SERIES RECORD - Falcons lead 22-21
LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Buccaneers 27-17, Nov. 9, 2014
LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Redskins 31-30; Falcons beat Titans 10-7
AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 27, Falcons No. 7
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (4), PASS (23).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (15), PASS (5).
FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (5), PASS (9).
FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (2), PASS (25).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Tampa Bay squandered 24-point lead at Washington last Sunday, wasting chance to be at .500 through first six games for first time since 2010. ... Buccaneers promoted WR Adam Humphries from practice squad after Louis Murphy was placed on injured reserve with torn right knee ligament. ... Bucs rookie QB Jameis Winston completed 21 of 29 passes for 297 yards against Washington, with two TDs and no interceptions. ... RB Doug Martin (136 yards rushing) and WR Mike Evans (career-best eight catches for 164 yards and one TD) are also coming off big games for Tampa Bay. ... Bucs have surrendered second-most points in league despite ranking fifth in yards allowed. ... Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has rushed for more than 100 yards in three straight games, first Atlanta player to accomplish that feat since Michael Turner in 2009. ... Freeman, chosen as NFC offensive player of month for October, leads league with 621 yards rushing and has scored 10 touchdowns. ... ... Atlanta has committed eight turnovers in last three games, including four interceptions of QB Matt Ryan. ... Ryan is on pace for his lowest quarterback rating since 2009. ... Ryan was fifth-fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 yards passing. ... Atlanta WR Julio Jones is tied for second in league with 58 receptions. ... After eclipsing 100 yards receiving in each of first three games, Jones was held below that figure in last four weeks. Fantasy Tip: After limiting Tennessee to 77 yards rushing, Falcons have surrendered less than 100 yards on the ground in six of seven games, so Martin might not be a good choice this week.
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