Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What’s the Game Plan for Tampa Bay?

December 5, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this week’s home tilt against NFC South rivals the Atlanta Falcons will have a playoff-game feel, as the result will likely represent a fork in the road for both teams in the 2015 season.
At 5-6, the Bucs sit just a game behind the 6-5 Falcons, with both still in the thick of the NFC playoff race, jockeying for a potential Wild Card spot. A loss for the Bucs would likely end their hopes of a late-season playoff push, while a loss by the Falcons would be their fifth in a row, continuing their spiral out of the playoff picture.
Tampa Bay is coming off a tough 25-12 road loss to the Indianapolis Colts, after putting together its first two-game winning streak in their last 31 regular-season games. The Falcons suffered yet another disappointing loss last week, this time a 20-10 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings.
The Bucs won this season’s first matchup with Atlanta, a 23-20 victory in the Georgia Dome last month that starte...

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