Buccaneers Fall 45-24 Against Atlanta - Game Recap

Buccaneers Fall 45-24 Against Atlanta - Game Recap

Michael Turner scampered through the Tampa Bay defense for 172 yards as Atlanta handed the Buccaneers a 45-24 defeat on Sunday at Georgia Dome.

Atlanta was the ATS victor, as they covered the 9.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 45.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Matt Ryan completed 6 of 9 pass attempts for 106 yards and 2 TDs for the Falcons in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Josh Freeman rushed for 14 yards for Tampa Bay, while LeGarrette Blount added 12 yards. Josh Freeman threw for 274 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Preston Parker and Kellen Winslow had 74 and 56 yards respectively.

Tampa Bay was outgained by Atlanta 428-294 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-18 by the Falcons.

Atlanta led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:08/29:52 split in that important category.