Buccaneers vs Falcons NFL Week Eight Capsule

Published: October 28th, 2015
By Buccaneers Gab

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-4) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (6-1)

SERIES

  BUCCANEERS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER   22-21
STREAKS   5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 2-4 Quinn: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 31-30 at Redskins W 10-7 at Titans
LAST GAME 11/9/14: Falcons 27 at Buccaneers 17. Atlanta RB Steven Jackson rushes for 81 yards & TD. Falcons WR Julio Jones has 8 catches for 119 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/18/14: Falcons 56, Buccaneers 14. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan throws for 286 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons WR Jones has nine receptions for 161 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Ronald Torbert
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa (field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (TB), 121 (Atl.). XM: 231 (Atl.).

STATS

PASSING Winston (R): 107-181-1471-9-7-85.7 Ryan: 172-267-2002 (2C)-9-6-88.9
RUSHING Martin: 109-541 (3L)-5.0-3 Freeman: 131-621 (1L)-4.7-9 (1L)
RECEIVING Evans: 21-338-16.1-1 Jones: 58 (1C)-730 (1C)-12.6-5 (3C)
OFFENSE 363.8 403.1 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE -2 +2
DEFENSE 328.2 (3C) 353.3
SACKS J. Smith: 5 Beasley (R), Clayborn: 2
INTs 3 tied: 1 Alford, Moore: 2
PUNTING Schum: 42.3 Bosher: 49.8 (1L)
KICKING Barth: 24 (6/6 PAT; 6/6 FG) Bryant: 47 (20/20 PAT; 9/12 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: Rookie QB JAMEIS WINSTON had career-high 72.4 comp. pct., 297 yards & 128.1 rating last week. In past 2, has 125.9 rating & aims for 3rd in row with 120+ rating…RB DOUG MARTIN has 472 scrimmage yards (157.3 per game), 365 rush yards (121.7 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ rush yards. RB-PR BOBBY RAINEY had career-high 163 rush yards & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) vs. Atl. on 11/17/13…WR MIKE EVANS had 8 catches for 164 yards & TD last week. Had 7 catches for 125 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 13 TDs in his past 17. In past 4 meetings, WR VINCENT JACKSON has 30 catches for 393 yards (98.3 per game) & 4 TDs…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only NFL player with 300+ tackles (343), 8+ sacks (9) & 5+ INTs (5). Leads team with 53 tackles. DE HOWARD JONES had 43-yard FR-TD last week. DT GERALD MC COY has 11 sacks in past 14. DE JACQUIES SMITH ties for 5th in NFC with 5 sacks…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has won 6 of 7 homes starts vs. TB with 10 TDs, 2 INTs & 110.1 rating. In past 2 at home vs. TB, has 6 TDs, 0 INTs & 152.8 rating. Has 145+ rating in 3 of past 4 home games (incl. 2 in row) vs. Bucs…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN leads NFL with 931 scrimmage yards, 621 rush yards & 10 TDs (9 rush, 1 rec.). In past 5 (1st 5 career starts), has 825 scrimmage yards (165 per game), 578 rush yards (115.6 per game) & 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.)…WR JULIO JONES has 36 catches for 674 yards (112.3 per game) & 5 TDs in 6 meetings. Had 9 catches for 161 yards & 2 TDs in last home meeting. Leads NFC with 58 catches. Has 90 catches for 1,343 yards (122.1 per game) & 7 TDs in past 11. WR RODDY WHITE aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with TD…CB DESMOND TRUFANT has 39 PD since entering NFL in 2013, most on club. LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 46 tackles. Had INT last week. DT JONATHAN BABINEAUX had sack in last meeting. LB VIC BEASLEY ties for 3rd among NFC rookies with 2 sacks.