Buccaneers-Falcons Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-17 13:44

TAMPA BAY (0-5) at ATLANTA (1-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Falcons by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 1-4, Atlanta 1-4

SERIES RECORD - Buccaneers lead 20-19

LAST MEETING - Buccaneers beat Falcons 22-17, Dec. 30, 2012.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 31, Falcons No. 24





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Buccaneers LG Carl Nicks is out after surgery for MRSA infection. ... WR Mike Williams (hamstring) expected back after missing last week's game. ... Rookie QB Mike Glennon passed for career-high 273 yards and two TDs in 31-20 loss to Eagles last week. Glennon's 86 pass attempts are second most in first two games in NFL history, behind only Todd Marinovich's 99 with Raiders in 1991-92. ... Glennon's 50 completions are most in first two games since Carolina's Cam Newton in 2011. ... RB Doug Martin has three TDs in last two games against Falcons. He had 142 yards rushing and TD in last game against Atlanta. ... CB Darrelle Revis' teams are 16-3 in games when he has interception. ... Among active players with at least 200 catches, WR Vincent Jackson has NFL-best 17.7 average per reception. Jackson had nine catches for 114 yards, two TDs last week. ... Falcons have first three-game losing streak in six seasons with coach Mike Smith. ... Falcons WR Julio Jones had surgery this week following season-ending foot injury. ... Falcons also may be without WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) and RB Steven Jackson (hamstring). ... White has never missed game in nine NFL seasons. ... Jackson leads active players with 10,215 yards rushing but has appeared in only two games this season. ... Falcons have lost back-to-back home games to Patriots and Jets. QB Matt Ryan is 34-7 in home starts. Before last two games, Ryan had won 12 of last 13 home starts. ... In last two games, TE Tony Gonzalez has 22 catches for 246 yards and two TDs. ... Rookie TE Levine Toilolo also has been productive with TD catches in two of last three games. ... DE Osi Umenyiora has four sacks, two forced fumbles, and interception return for TD in last four games. ... Falcons signed WR Brian Robiskie, son of receivers coach Terry Robiskie, after placing Jones on IR.


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