Falcons' Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out for Week 12

Hope Soto
November 27, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 in an intense NFC South matchup on Sunday afternoon.The Bucs kicked off the day with a 10-play, 57-yard drive which ended in a field goal by Patrick Murray, putting the Bucs on the board early on.

Ryan finished 26-for-35 for 317 passing yards and a 111.3 quarterback rating. He opened up his playbook in new and exciting ways, including a 51-yard touchdown bomb to Julio Jones from Mohamed Sanu out of the wildcat "12-gauge" formation in the first half. Atlanta's Matt Bryant would connect on a 36-yard field goal to put the Falcons up 20-6 at halftime. Running back Peyton Barber had two rushing touchdowns, stepping in for two-time Pro Bowler Doug Martin, who left the game with a concussion.

It was a solid overall performance by Atlanta's special team units and they certainly helped the Falcons pull out the win today.

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Fitzpatrick completed 27-of-44 passes for 283 yards.

The Bucs drove to the Falcons 19 after a 37-yard return by Brett Grimes following a fumble by Terron Ward killed a long drive, but safety Keanu Neal knocked away a fourth-and-1 pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick with seven minutes remaining. Neither Ryan nor Ryan had an interception.

Trufant was evaluated for a head injury and Poole suffered a lower back injury. In addition to QB Jameis Winston (shoulder), the Bucs started the game without DE Robert Ayers (concussion), CB Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring) and G Evan Smith (concussion). Their opponent on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are also 2-0 in their last two games. This loss ignited the Buccaneers last season as afterward they went on a five-game win streak and almost made the playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons have two, apparently.

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