The Tampa Bay Buccaneers avoided their second losing streak of the year by defeating the Atlanta Falcons and improved to 4-7 on the season with another road trip to face the Jacksonville Jaguars coming up next weekend.
As always, Bucs fans were interacting with the Bucs Nation crew on social media and in the gameday threads here on the website. Falcons fans were doing the same over at thefalcaholic.com.
So, for the third week now, Adele and I take you to the other side of things and show you how Falcons fans were reacting to their team’s Week 12 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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FAN COMMENTS FROM FALCOHOLICS.COM
FALCONS TAKE FLIGHT (AND LEAD) EARLY
The Atlanta Falcons started the game with a drive which lasted just over two minutes and included a 53-yard pass to tight end Jaeden Graham. Matt Ryan and his offense stalled in the red zone however, and had to settle for an early field goal, and a 3-0 lead.
JAMEIS THROWS A PICK
On his first pass attempt, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston threw his first interception of the game. Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant had the honor of getting this one, and Atlanta fans were happy to see it.
JAMEIS FINDS GOD(WIN)
After his defense kept the Falcons out of the end zone following his first turnover of the game, it was on Winston to reward them with solid play of his own.
It took 98-yards including fifteen coming on three Ronald Jones carries, but the cherry on top was the 71-yard connection with wide receiver Chris Godwin for the score.
ADD A PLAY, ADD A PICK
It took two plays in the possession for Winston to throw his first interception. For his second, he waited until the third.
SECOND TIMES A CHARM
Last weekend, the New Orleans Saints scored their first touchdown of the game off of Jameis Winston’s second interception.
The Atlanta Falcons did the same. And held a 10-7 lead following Qadree Ollison’s 1-yard touchdown dive.
WINSTON GIVETH, GODWIN TAKETH AWAY
Since his quarterback gave away two passes to the opponent, Chris Godwin figured he’d bring two others in for touchdowns. This one gave the Bucs the lead they’d never surrender.
On the drive, Godwin turned in four catches for 61-yards and the score.
THE BEST OFFENSE IS YOUR DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Bucs fans who loved seeing Vita Vea blocking for a rushing touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals, probably appreciated seeing the same guy catching one in this game.
Falcons fans were not amused. The catch and score by Vea capped off a 95-yard scoring drive.
YOU GET A FIRST, AND YOU GET A FIRST.....
Carlton Davis III couldn’t let Vea become the only Tampa Bay defender with a career first. So he took the ball away from Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley to record his first career interception.
While Bucs fans celebrated their young corner. Falcons fans were none too happy about their young receiver. The Buccaneers were leading 25-10 at this point, following a Ronald Jones touchdown on the drive previous. But by then, these fans weren’t talking much about what the Bucs were doing.
ONE MAN’S OFFENSIVE LINE SUCCESS IS ANOTHER MAN’S TRASH DEFENSIVE
Jameis Winston wasn’t sacked once against the Atlanta Falcons. Not. Once. And the fans noticed.
Jason Pierre-Paul stripped the ball. Ndamukong Suh picked it up. The defense scored, and all of Bucs Nation rejoiced. Falcoholics were not as jubilant.
GARBAGE TIME TDS ARE TDS TOO
If kickers are people, then garbage time touchdowns still count. Fantasy football fans with Calvin Ridley on their roster appreciate these facts.
If you saluted, “How I Met Your Mother” style, I salute you back.
Up next, the Atlanta Falcons will host the New Orleans Saints as they try to recapture that winning feeling against the team that started their two-game stretch of excitement. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they’ll look to stack a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on top of this one for their first winning streak of the season.