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Buccaneers pound the Falcons

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The Buccaneers may be one of the worst teams in the NFL, but they’re a lot better than the Falcons.

With running back Bobby Rainey leading the way, Tampa Bay dominated Atlanta, jumping out to a 24-3 lead in the second quarter and cruising to an easy 41-28 win.

Rainey finished the day with 27 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns, and he also had a receiving touchdown. The Bucs have lost running backs Doug Martin and Mike James to injuries, but they’ve found something in Rainey.

For Tampa Bay, the second consecutive win indicates that, contrary to talk that the players had tuned out coach Greg Schiano, they’re still playing hard. They’re 2-8, but they’re not going to be an easy win for anybody down the stretch.

For Atlanta, this game was the clearest demonstration yet that the 2013 Falcons are nothing at all like last year’s NFC South champions. These Falcons are one of the worst teams in the NFL. A lot worse than the Buccaneers.

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17 Responses to “Buccaneers pound the Falcons”
  1. allidoiswin55 says: Nov 17, 2013 4:26 PM

    Seattle fans saw this coming when they played us so well at home.. Good for those bucs

  2. realfootballfan says: Nov 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    How bad is Atlanta this year? They need to devote their whole draft to the trenches and finally get some impact defensive players.

  3. peed1 says: Nov 17, 2013 4:29 PM

    Is it possible that Glennon is a good quarterback?

  4. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 17, 2013 4:37 PM

    The Falcons have never been physical enough even with their success recently. We’re seeing what a difference maker Julio really is. Losing is their best path for the rest of the season and hope like hell they can draft Clowney.

  5. koolaidcircusbeast says: Nov 17, 2013 4:52 PM

    Gregory > Joshua

  6. jason9696 says: Nov 17, 2013 4:53 PM

    What’s going on with the Falcons this year? I thought they were on their way up not down. They are freaking terrible.

  7. 6ball says: Nov 17, 2013 4:59 PM

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    Upon further review it appears the call on Glennon vs Freeman was called correctly on the field.

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  8. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Nov 17, 2013 5:02 PM

    The first to worst collapse is on. This game was not as close as the final score indicated.

  9. tecmostar says: Nov 17, 2013 5:05 PM

    Don’t let Glennons stat line fool you. He still has no pocket feel, lacks accuracy and awareness of who is open down field. He checks down way to early to be a starting qb.

  10. captainstagger says: Nov 17, 2013 5:15 PM

    Don’t let the guy above me fool you. Glennon aired it out today deep several times, has excellent movement for a giraffe, goes through progressions and knows how to throw it away or check down when needed. He has no TE, and no WR outside of an aging Jackson. And although he doesn’t look it….he’s a rookie.

  11. jacobslatter says: Nov 17, 2013 5:16 PM

    Early 2nd quarter: Bucs lead 10-3 & onside kick, Bucs recover! Don’t score next series as ATL defense is already weary and Bucs kick off to Atlanta. Matty Icecream throws: INTERCEPTED. ATL defense comes back again.

    FIRE THOMAS DIMITROFF and his staff. Blow out this regime. Even worse football than Bobby Petrino 3/4 year.

  12. lastdukestreetking says: Nov 17, 2013 5:18 PM

    Glennon has played nicely so far. Seems to get better every game. And Freeman was also a locker room cancer. Overall, the Bucs are playing much harder now. While Schiano may not be a great coach, it appears he may not have been the biggest problem.

  13. labucs says: Nov 17, 2013 5:37 PM

    The 2nd wild card is up for grabs. It would be the greatest comeback of all time if the Bucs can sneak in at 8 & 8. The dream is still alive.

  14. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 17, 2013 9:51 PM

    I love Matt Ryan/Smith/Dimitroff!
    Dynasty!

    LOL

  15. bucforever says: Nov 17, 2013 10:45 PM

    This post gets a big like from me Michael David! Sounds like a real solid compliment for the Bucs!
    If they win a few more games then Schiano may keep his job and the Bucs will probably drop out of the top 5 in the draft. Not sure if that is such a good thing.

  16. mylionsroaring says: Nov 18, 2013 3:11 AM

    To bad you guys are coming into a Lions den with some pissed off Lions. Glennon might want to wear some extra padding next week.

  17. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 18, 2013 3:36 AM

    What exactly is the Falcons excuse for being so worthless?

    It can’t be The jones/Jackson/white injuries because everyone has injuries.

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