For awhile, the Bucs went in the time machine and looked like the team of old. They were grinding out a defensive battle with a hard-hitting defense, knocking out the Atlanta Falcons best two offensive playmakersùQB Matt Ryan and RB Michael Turner. The Bucs held Atlanta to 75 yards rushing and sacked Falcon QBs six times. The Falcons came into the game ranked 11th in the league rushing and tied for fourth in the league in least sacks surrendered. They held the Falcons, the eighth-highest scoring offense in the NFL, to just 13 points most of the way. This is the type of defense the Buccaneers fans remember seeing their football team play. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be enough, as Atlanta's backup quarterback Chris Redman led the Falcons on a 15-play, 59-yard drive to the winning touchdown w ...
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