After a close loss to the Texans last week, ending the Bucs’ four-game win streak, Tampa Bay looked to get back into the win column in the final game of the year to finish the season with a .500 record or better for the first time since their 9-7 2016 campaign.
Despite a number of solid individual performances from Tampa Bay, the Bucs ultimately fell to the Falcons by a final score of 28-22.
Here are the Bucs’ most impressive performances from their Week 17 matchup.
OLB Shaq Barrett
On a record-breaking day, Barrett not only took down Warren Sapp’s single-season sack record, but his three sacks on the day also allowed him to re-gain the league lead with 19.5 sacks on the year – for the time being, at least.
Barrett finished the contest with six total tackles, three sacks and five quarterback hits, with two of his sacks coming on Atlanta’s game-tying drive before the end of regulation.
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