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Falcons keep Bucs winless, with 31-23 win

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The Falcons survived a short-handed Sunday, in hopes of getting a season back on track.

They were able to hang on for a 31-23 win over the Buccaneers, improving to 2-4 in the process.

Matt Ryan threw three touchdowns, and with spare wide receiver Harry Douglas finishing with seven catches for 147 yards. With running back Jacquizz Rodgers catching a pair of touchdown passes, it was enough on a sloppy day.

The win keeps the Buccaneers winless, dropping them to 0-6 heading into Thursday’s game against the Panthers.

They also lost Doug Martin to a shoulder injury in the second half, adding to a long list of problems.

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22 Responses to “Falcons keep Bucs winless, with 31-23 win”
  1. iceshocker says: Oct 20, 2013 4:14 PM

    Let’s see if the media will go crazy about matt ryan playing like a god with scrubs as receivers like they do with tom brady

  2. fdugrad says: Oct 20, 2013 4:16 PM

    NAH NUH NAH NAH GOOD-BYYYE COACH S.!

  3. labucs says: Oct 20, 2013 4:19 PM

    Lame play of the game : Michael Adams letting the ball roll between his arms and into the endzone for a touchback.

  4. cutlers05 says: Oct 20, 2013 4:25 PM

    What is that 1-12 over the last 13 games. As a Bucs fan I’m growing impatient to see this “Great Team” that our idiot coach says we will be. Time for us to let go of Schiano and his idiot staff he chose. Come on Glazers pull the trigger!!!

  5. jacobslatter says: Oct 20, 2013 4:30 PM

    The D-line for the Falcons still can’t get to the QB very well & the secondary is like a sieve still allowing 3rd & 4th down conversions. You can beat Mike Glennon but can’t beat someone scary talented like Thad Lewis or Carson Palmer. Long season ahead, maybe no more wins at all.

  6. sillec28 says: Oct 20, 2013 4:39 PM

    Great loss for the Bucs, they’re the leading contender for the Bridgewater Bowl. Too bad Jameis Winston can’t come out this year but we’ll settle for Bridgewater.

  7. bucfanforlife says: Oct 20, 2013 4:42 PM

    this is a joke, watching the keystone bucs 1st and goal at five, then four straight penalties this team was overrated by the homers including me this team is the ultimate dysfunctional family dom and schiano must go

  8. gor3hound says: Oct 20, 2013 4:43 PM

    How many penalties this time? Seriously, this is a really talented team but you don’t see this team playing to their real potential and a lot of indiscipline, I wonder who’s to blame for that?
    Please fire Schiano now, please

  9. coot says: Oct 20, 2013 4:43 PM

    Matt Ryan is only good because his WRs are great.

    I think Glennon is a solid QB and The Buccs will be pretty good when they get them a better coach.

  10. wearethesteelers says: Oct 20, 2013 4:44 PM

    LOL

  11. coot says: Oct 20, 2013 4:46 PM

    Btw, there was sarcasm in my line about Ryan. After all Roddy was a bust with Vick at QB.

  12. shavodog1 says: Oct 20, 2013 4:55 PM

    And with the 2nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina

  13. realfootballfan says: Oct 20, 2013 4:55 PM

    Are the Glazers going to go ahead and put Buc fans out of their misery and fire Schiano finally? It’s past time.

  14. shavodog1 says: Oct 20, 2013 4:57 PM

    And with the 2nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina!

  15. professorcolumbus says: Oct 20, 2013 5:04 PM

    Great job lining revis up on practice squad guys while the only name receiver they had, harry douglas , burns banks and Johnson all day long.

  16. novoodoo4409 says: Oct 20, 2013 6:07 PM

    The 2-4 Failcons..lmao….no SB ring….can’t beat the Saints….Sean Payton owns fat boy Smith….12/15 last games…who dat, we dat…

  17. bucforever says: Oct 20, 2013 7:55 PM

    Stupid penalties again! Too many!

  18. laserw says: Oct 20, 2013 8:02 PM

    Hopefully both of these head coaches will be fired – one is over his head and the other can’t win big games.

  19. pftfan says: Oct 20, 2013 8:18 PM

    The best part is when they cut Revis after this season, they’ll have basically traded Sheldon Richardson for an 2-14 season.

  20. mail2bency says: Oct 20, 2013 9:53 PM

    Dammit Jacksonville- can you please win a game already. All we ask for is one.

    Signed,

    Bucs fan

  21. shallowfan says: Oct 20, 2013 10:44 PM

    So in 2011 Raheem Morris goes 4-2 the first 6 games them loses 10 in a row to end the season. The year before that he was nominated for coach of the year.

    All this without the glazers spending a dime on free agents.

    Now schiano has great free agents handed to him and can’t do anything.

    Schiano is making Raheem look like a great coach…and maybe he wasn’t that bad considering all circumstances…I guess we will see what happens tomorrow night when josh freeman starts for the Vikings.

  22. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 21, 2013 11:31 AM

    Hey Falcons fans, it’s time to rejoice! You beat a winless team by one possession in your own dome! Yay!!!!

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