Bucs build their biggest lead of the day in Atlanta

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The Falcons entered Week 17 planning on playing to win.

We’d hate to see what the score would currently be if they weren’t.

After losing five games in a row, the Bucs have emerged from their slumber, pushing their lead to 12 points via a 40-yard touchdown run from rookie running back Doug Martin.  It’s the biggest lead of the day for Tampa, who lost to the NFC’s No. 1 seed by only one point to start Tampa’s current slide.

The Falcons have looked sluggish all day, something they’ll need to overcome before launching their playoff run in two weeks.