The Atlanta Falcons put an end to their five-game losing streak and pulled off a 27-17 road win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Atlanta Falcons snapped their five-game losing streak with a 27-17 road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who fell to 1-8. While their win wasn’t as dominant as their 56-14 blowout on Thursday Night Football, this was a much-needed win for them.
The Buccaneers put up a fight as they took a 17-16 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but the Falcons pulled away with 11 unanswered points.
Quarterback Matt Ryan was effective for the Falcons as he threw for 216 yards and a touchdown on 20-of-31 passing, and running back Steven Jackson moved the chains well as he ran for 81 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Wide receiver Julio Jones caught eight passes for 119 yards while Roddy White added six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.
For the Buccaneers, quarterback Josh McCown returned as the starting quarterback and threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions on 27-of-43 passing.
McCown also led the Buccaneers in rushing with 39 yards on five carries. Wide receiver Mike Evans caught seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.