Tampa stumbled in the game against the Colts, but they did not fall. Hoping for a win, but encountering a loss, the Buccaneers have a chance to redeem themselves, at home, against a collapsing Atlanta Falcons team. Atlanta who records, is better than Tampa’s, also needs a win, to keep their playoff hopes alive.
“With the playoff talk truly beginning to heat up after 12 weeks of NFL action, there are two NFC South teams standing just on the outside of the NFC playoff picture at this point. Those teams? The Atlanta Falcons (6-5) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6). Both teams are coming off of disappointing losses in Week 12. While the Falcons and Buccaneers may be close in terms of their records, these are two teams who have been trending in complete opposite directions over the past few weeks. Atlanta has now lost four straight games and five of their last six. The Buccaneers have won two of their last three, with the exception being the 25-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.” – Reported by Jeff Smith