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Buccaneers vs. Falcons: TV schedule, notes, and staff picks

Game info from the NFL Week 17 capsule.

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Broadcast Info

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter) SIRIUS: 134 (Atl), 105 (TB) | XM: 381 (Atl), 234 (TB)

Buccaneers Notes

• QB JAMEIS WINSTON completed 34 of 48 (70.8 pct.) for 336 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 97.2 rating in Week 16. In his past 3 at home, has 774 pass yards (258 per game) with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.1 rating. Has 1,236 pass yards (309 per game) with 14 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 120.4 rating in his past 4 meetings. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Atl. with 3+ pass TDs & 110+ rating.

• RB PEYTON BARBER has career-highs in rush yards (805) & rush TDs (5) this season. Had 106 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 24 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 vs. Atl. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home vs. NFC South. RB JACQUIZZ RODGERS had 7 receptions for 55 yards & rush TD in Week 16.

• WR MIKE EVANS had 6 receptions for 90 yards & TD last week. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 1,418 rec. yards & 1st averaging 17.7 yards per catch (min. 50 receptions) this season. Has 5 TD catches in his past 6 vs. Atl. In 7 home games this season, has 628 rec. yards (89.7 per game) & 2 TDs. WR ADAM HUMPHRIES tied career-high with 10 receptions for 79 yards last week. Has TD in 2 of his past 3 at home.

• DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 2 sacks & FR in his past 4 vs. division. Leads TB with 11.5 sacks this season. Had sack in last meeting. Rookie DT VITA VEA had sack in Week 16. LB LAVONTE DAVID has 10+ tackles in 3 of his past 4. In his past 3 at home vs. Atl., has 29 tackles (9.7 per game) 5 TFL & INT.

Falcons Notes

• FALCONS had 2 players named to 2019 Pro Bowl: WR JULIO JONES & C ALEX MACK.

• QB MATT RYAN passed for 239 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.9 rating in Week 16. In his past 5 vs. TB, has completed 126 of 180 (70 pct.) for 1,562 yards (312.4 per game) with 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.9 rating. Has 1,617 pass yards (323.4 per game) with 15 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 124.9 rating in 5 games vs. division this season. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC South with 2+ pass TDs & 100+ rating.

• RB TEVIN COLEMAN has career-highs in rush yards (755) & scrimmage yards (1,022) this season. In his past 3 vs. TB, has 255 scrimmage yards (85 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TD. RB BRIAN HILL rushed 8 times for career-high 115 yards (14.4 avg.) in Week 16.

• WR JULIO JONES leads NFL with 1,539 rec. yards & ties for 7th with 104 receptions this season. Has 3 career seasons with 100+ catches & 1,500+ rec. yards. Had TD catch last week. Aims for his 4th in row with TD. Rookie WR CALVIN RIDLEY had team-high 90 rec. yards & TD last week. Leads NFL rookies with 789 rec. yards & 9 TD catches.

• LB DEION JONES led team with 14 tackles & had FF last week. Has 34 tackles (11.3 per game), FF & INT in his past 3 vs. division. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC South with 10+ tackles. CB BRIAN POOLE had INT in Week 16. Aims for his 3rd in row with INT

Series History

LEADER: Falcons lead all-time series, 26-24

STREAKS: Falcons have won past 4

LAST GAME: 10/14/18: Buccaneers 29 at Falcons 34

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/18/17: Falcons 24, Buccaneers 21

Week 17 Staff Picks

Latest line: Falcons by 1.5, over/under: 52.5

Gil (10-5): Falcons 24, Bucs 17

James (8-7): Falcons 31, Bucs 30

Evan (10-5): Falcons 24, Bucs 10

Alex (8-7): Bucs 24, Falcons 23

Jon (8-7): Bucs 24, Falcons 21

Kyle (12-3): Falcons 38, Bucs 20

David (7-8): Falcons 28, Bucs 24

Bailey (7-8): Falcons 35, Bucs 24

Dustin (8-7): Falcons 31, Bucs 28