Second-half surge powers Falcons

Second-half surge powers Falcons

After getting shut out 6-0 in the opening half, the Atlanta Falcons turned the tables on Tampa Bay and outscored the Buccaneers 17-0 in Sunday's 17-6 win at Raymond James Stadium.

The Falcons covered the 3.5-point spread on the road, and the 23 combined points were UNDER the posted total of 37.5.

Michael Vick went 14-for-23 for 155 yards and an interception, and ran for only five yards. Justin Griffith carried the ball 12 times for 57 cards and a major for the Falcons.

Bruce Gradkowski was 13-for-24 for 121 yards before being replaced by Tim Rattay, and Michael Pittman had seven receptions for 73 yards for the Buccaneers.