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Falcons getting heavy dose of Doug Martin early on

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead the Atlanta Falcons 7-0 after one quarter, with Jameis Winston running in the only touchdown so far.

Doug Martin has been getting the ball, a lot. The veteran back has a whopping 11 carries for 49 yards after just one quarter and the Bucs have been pounding the ball behind him, with Jameis Winston providing some complementary play through the air: four of seven for 53 yards. But the key play came from Winston on a scramble, where mhe managed to find a rushing lane

Meanwhile, the Bucs stopped the Falcons on their only drive so far with a good pass breakup by Alterraun Verner. The Bucs defense is lacking in pass rush with Gerald McCoy out, and the run defense is suffering as well -- but the Falcons haven't been able to do much so far regardless. This looks to be a repeat of the first game between these two teams, when the Bucs were the better team but the Falcons kept it close only to lose the game late.

Here's your second quarter open thread!