• Buccaneers recovered from a 10 point halftime deficit to defeat the Colts last week.
  • Cordarelle Patterson scored twice to help the Falcons defeat the Jaguars.
  • Both teams come into this game 5-6 against the spread.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will head to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in this NFC South matchup. The kickoff for this game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. eastern from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Buccaneers are in the hunt for the number one seed in the NFC and have to make sure to win games where they are heavy favorites. The Falcons are a game back in the Wild Card hunt, a big upset would do them wonders.

Buccaneers vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance

Buccaneers Preview: Going for Three In A Row

After losses in both Week 8 and Week 10, the Buccaneers seem to have found their groove the last two weeks. Last week, the Buccaneers went into Indianapolis and took a while to really get going. The Colts came out on a roll and took a 24-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Buccaneers made a few adjustments and came out on fire. The defense shut the Colts’ offense down, allowing just seven points in the whole half. The offense turned to Leonard Fournette and he scored two touchdowns in the second half. Fournette has another opportunity this week, with the Falcons allowing over 120 rushing yards per game.

Falcons Preview: Staying in the Hunt

The Falcons got back into the win column last week, defeating the Jaguars by a score of 21-14. This win took ther overall record to 5-6 and puts them one game out of the Wild Card spot behind the Vikings. A large part of this win came from the return of Cordarelle Patterson.

Patterson did not play last week, due to an ankle injury, and was doubtful most of the week. A game-time decision, Patterson ended up playing, a good thing he did as he was the only real offense for the Falcons. Patterson tallied 108 yards and two touchdowns running and 27 yards receiving.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This Footbal Game

The Buccaneers have been fantastic in games where they are double-digit favorites. It has happened six times this season and they are 4-2. One of the four wins was against the Falcons back in September when they defeated Atlanta 48-25.

The Falcons have struggled against the spread at home this season, going 0-4 against the spread in their four home games. They have only been double-digit underdogs once and it was against the Buccaneers.

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