The NFC South lead is up for grabs in this key game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on November 7th. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been a huge surprise this season but most of their wins have come against teams on down cycles.
The scoring fest against the Arizona Cardinals was iced by new acquisition, LaGarrette Blount. Tampa Bay did everything they could to give that game to the Cardinals before finishing the deal. This game will either prove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are real or it will show them as pretenders.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense vs Atlanta Falcons Defense
Josh Freeman has developed into a quarterback that is a step above serviceable for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Freeman doe not have much to work with in regards to receivers and his running game is averaging less than 100 yards per game. Without a running game against a solid Atlanta Falcons defense the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be stymied on offense in this game.
The Atlanta Falcons defense is coming off of a bye week in this game and they are in prime position to pin their ears back and attack Josh Freeman. Look for the Atlanta Falcons defense to throw out some difficult to read defenses since they have had two weeks to prepare for the young Freeman. The pass defense of the Atlanta Falcons is complex but beatable by a top 10 NFL quarterback but Freeman is not experiences enough to solve the defense. The Atlanta Falcons defense has the edge over Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense.
Atlanta Falcons Offense vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
Matt Ryan and his offense will have a week of rest coming into this critical NFC South game and they should be more than ready. Matt Ryan does not lose in his home Georgia Dome and this game may look to easy for the Atlanta Falcons offense. Michael Turner may be the key in this game. If Michael Turner can break off a few big runs for the Atlanta Falcons offense this game could be a big walkover.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is getting pounded against the run and now they come up against a well rested Michael Turner out of the Atlanta Falcons back field. Michael Turner could have his biggest day of the season in this game with the Tampa Bay defense. The Atlanta Falcons offense has the edge over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons -7: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the Atlanta Falcons as a touchdown favorite over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Atlanta Falcons are 4-3 against the spread and at home they have been tough to beat. Factor in the Atlanta Falcons coming off the bye week and this should be an easy win over an over rated Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. Take the Atlanta Falcons -7 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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