The Buccaneers hope Mike Evans can return for the postseason, but if he can’t, they still have plenty of weapons. They proved that after Evans left late in the first quarter with a left knee injury.
The Buccaneers clinched the fifth seed in the NFC, beating the Falcons 44-27 in a game that was a three-point game with 8:19 remaining. Tampa Bay (11-5) will open the playoffs at the NFC East winner.
The Falcons finish 4-12 and can move on with finding a new General Manager and likely a new head coach. Interim coach Raheem Morris has interviewed for the job.
Godwin and Brown both had touchdowns after the Falcons closed to within a field goal, putting it away for the Bucs.
Matt Ryan went 29-of-44 for 265 yards and two touchdowns.