Tampa Bay vs Atlanta Recap - Falcons Win 31-23
|Tampa Bay vs Atlanta Recap - Falcons Win 31-23|
Matt Ryan passed for 3 TDs and 273 yards in leading the Falcons past Tampa Bay on Sunday at Georgia Dome.
Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 43.5.
Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 16 yards, while Jason Snelling added 14 yards in the win. Harry Douglas and Jacquizz Rodgers added 149 and 46 receiving yards respectively.
Doug Martin rushed for 47 yards for Tampa Bay, while Mike James added 45 yards. Mike Glennon threw for 256 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams had 138 and 32 yards respectively.
Atlanta lost the offensive yardage battle to Tampa Bay 337-291 yards in Sunday's game. Tampa Bay had more first downs as that total ended up 23-15.
Atlanta lost the time of possession battle 37:49/22:11, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Arizona looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face Carolina.