Falcons Suffer 41-28 Defeat Against Buccaneers

Antone Smith established the ground game, but it wasn't enough to avoid a rough loss for the Falcons at the hands of the Buccaneers, 41-28, at Raymond James Stadium.

Matt Ryan found pay dirt two times on 19 of 36 passing for 254 yards and two picks. Mike Glennon finished 20 for 23 with 231 yards passing, two touchdowns and no interceptions for the Buccaneers.

Smith was a key factor for the Falcons, rushing for 88 yards on two carries with a score. In the fourth quarter, he broke free for a 50-yard score. Harry Douglas was a top performer, snagging six balls for 134 yards with a score.

The Atlanta defense gave up 186 yards rushing and 231 passing. They sacked Glennon two times.

Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey was impressive, racking up 163 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson was also solid with 165 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Falcons are at home to take on the Saints (8-2) next week while the Buccaneers travel to Detroit to meet the Lions (6-4).


Falcons Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C 76 M. Ryan 19 36 254 2 2
- - D. Davis 5 7 34 0 0


Buccaneers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B+ 88 M. Glennon 20 23 231 2 0
- - M. Koenen 0 1 0 0 0
A+ 100 B. Rainey 0 1 0 0 0


Falcons Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 98 A. Smith RB 2 88 44.0 1
C+ 80 S. Jackson RB 11 41 3.7 0
C 72 J. Rodgers RB 6 22 3.7 0


Buccaneers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 B. Rainey RB 30 163 5.4 2
C 72 B. Leonard RB 4 16 4.0 0
B+ 88 M. Glennon QB 1 4 4.0 0


Falcons Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 H. Douglas WR 6 134 22.3 1
A- 92 T. Gonzalez TE 7 63 9.0 0
C- 72 R. White WR 3 36 12.0 1


Buccaneers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 V. Jackson WR 10 165 16.5 1
C 72 B. Leonard RB 4 21 5.2 0
D+ 67 T. Underwood WR 1 20 20.0 0