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.