After winning two games in a row, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now confronted with a tough challenge in Atlanta. The Falcons have been on a roll lately, beating the Cowboys impressively at home and the Seahawks in Seattle. Jameis Winston will sit again this week due to his shoulder injury and Ryan Fitzpatrick will get his third consecutive start. Doug Martin will finally have to have a good game again in order for Fitzpatrick to turn into Fitzmagic, which will be necessary if we want to compete in this game. Our defense will have to be stout again, as well. Matt Ryan will pick our secondary apart if we are not able to create a pass rush. Gerald McCoy is a beast, he needs to prove it on Sunday.
Atlanta’s starting Running Back Devonta Freeman did not play last week and might be out on Sunday again, which obviously would not hurt our chances. Consequently, Tevin Coleman would receive the majority of carries for the Falcons, we must contain him the way we contained the Dolphins’ Running Backs last Sunday. Brent Grimes will have his hands full covering star Wide Receiver Julio Jones, but he will do a decent job and keep Jones in check.
As much as I would like to see the Buccaneers continue their winning ways, I just do not, not this week. Atlanta is just too good right now and they will win this game and officially end this season for us. Final score: 24 – 10 Falcons. Please prove me wrong, Bucs!