It’s time for PewterReport.com’s 2-Point Conversion post-game column, which features two statements, two questions and two predictions based on the latest Bucs game. Surprise! It was Tampa Bay’s defense – along with stellar play from wide receiver Chris Godwin – that led the Bucs to a 35-22 upset over the previously hot Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday. The Bucs defense had a season-high six sacks and two takeaways while quarterback Jameis Winston overcame two early INTs to find Godwin – and nose tackle Vita Vea – for touchdown passes as Tampa Bay improved to 4-7.
2 BIG STATEMENTS
STATEMENT 1: Bucs Defense Is Hot In Hotlanta
For the past two weeks, the Falcons defense has been the talk of the league, helping Atlanta to back-to-back convincing road wins over New Orleans and Carolina. The Falcons had recorded a combined 11 sacks and four interceptions in a 26-9 win against the Saints and a 29-3 win against the Panthers last week, but it was the Bucs defense that surprised in Atlanta, keying Tampa Bay’s 35-22 victory.
Tampa Bay’s defense recorded a season-high six sacks and intercepted Matt Ryan once, while the Bucs offensive line held an opponent sack-less for the first time this season. Atlanta’s pass rush was non-existent on Sunday, and Tampa Bay’s offense flourished, scoring 35 points in the win.
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