Neither team is really going to surprise the other in terms of play calling and schemes. Both the Buccaneers and Falcons have had the same coaches for the better part of three seasons. These divisional games usually come down to which team executes better over four quarters.
When looking at the all-time matchup between the two teams, it was a bit surprising to see how evenly these two franchises have been throughout the years. Atlanta, has obviously had the more recent success then Tampa Bay, but only leads the all-time matchup by 1 game.
Ever since the Buccaneers drafted Jameis Winston, he has a 3-2 career record against the Falcons, but more importantly, he is 2-0 on the road against the Dirty Birds and this game will take place in the Georgia Dome.
Below are a few interesting statistics from the two sides when they square off:
All-time matchup: Tampa Bay trails by 1 (24-25, overall record)
All-time record in Atlanta: Bucs are 10-13
Last 6 matchups: Tampa Bay is 3-3,
Total points scored: Tampa Bay has 1,052, while Atlanta has 1,027
Overall, you can’t get much closer in terms of numbers top to bottom then these two teams are since their first matchup in 1979. The Buccaneers and Falcons should play to the tune of a close game on Sunday as well, as all signs point to a shootout in the Georgia Dome.