NFL: Facing the Falcons, the Buccaneers will be looking for a first win in three games
TAMPA, Fla. – Bucs wideout Chris Godwin says he’ll have to watch out for the Falcons on Sunday as they look for a third straight win.
« They’ve gotten a lot of momentum. They have several talented and hungry guys, Godwin said. Everyone wants to settle at the top of the section. They are going to come here and play their best football. »
The Buccaneers’ record just slipped to 2-2 after two straight losses at home. Atlanta is also 2-2.
« We want better than .500, » Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said. There are several aspects where we need to play much better. »
Clubs led by Brady have not lost three straight since 2002, and his record against the Falcons is 10-0.
A seven-game Super Bowl champion, Brady had 385 passing yards and three touchdowns Sunday, but the Chiefs won 41-31 as visitors.
The week before, Tampa Bay was also at home in a 14-12 win over Green Bay.
« It’s very unpleasant but it’s the reality, » Brady said. We haven’t done the job. In the NFL, you have to get results. »
The Falcons sit fourth in the league with 168 rushing yards per game, on average. On Sunday, Kansas City rushed for 189 yards from that guy.
Falcons running backs had 202 yards in a 23-20 win over the Browns last weekend.
Coach Art Smith is aware that the same should not be expected against the Bucs.
“They will make corrections, he summarized. They used to shine against the run in recent years. »
In addition, Atlanta is without their best running back, Cordarrelle Patterson. He will miss at least four weeks with a knee injury.
We should therefore bet on rookie Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley, who has just left the training squad.
Against Cleveland, Allgeier provided 84 rushing yards and Huntley 56, including a touchdown. Grady Jarrett of the Falcons is fifth in the NFL with three and a half sacks.