The Bucs have officially clinched the No. 5 seed after the win. Let’s dive into the game’s biggest moments.
Chris Godwin puts the Bucs on the board first
Tampa Bay won the toss, elected to receive the kick, then proceed to score a touchdown seven plays and 68-yards later. Godwin was on the receiving end of a Tom Brady pass that was dropped into a bucket.
That didn't take long, Tom Brady fires a 29-yard touchdown to Chris Godwin on the opening drive.pic.twitter.com/4Y9DFt7itI— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 3, 2021
Mike Evans sets the record for consecutive 1,000 yard seasons to start a career
The record now belongs to him after this reception. Congratulations, Mike!
History just made.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 3, 2021
Mike Evans caught on this big catch.
7 straight seasons with 1,000 yards.
He dropped a touchdown on the next play and got injured. pic.twitter.com/FLrhsKNBjq
Antonio Brown intercepts Brady for the touchdown
It looks like Brady was targeting Scotty Miller on this play, but Brown makes an insane grab and keeps his balance to stay inbounds for the touchdown. This play put the Bucs up, 17-3.
3 straight games with a touchdown for Antonio Brown in a Bucs jersey. AB breaking ankles on this route.— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) January 3, 2021
Great job by Tom Brady to scramble and find Brown in the back of the end zone. Bucs offense seems to have figured it out. #GoBucs pic.twitter.com/7TUIxSoVMI
A botched handoff leads to an Antoine Winfield Jr. fumble recovery
Ryan and the running back messed up the handoff and AWjr capitalized on the mistake. The play was originally ruled as a fumble returned for a touchdown, but the review showed a hand touching Winfield while his knee was on the ground. Regardless, the Bucs took over in Falcon territory looking to extend the lead.
TOUCHDOWN @BUCCANEERS!— NFL Brasil (@NFLBrasil) January 3, 2021
Antoine Winfield recupera a posse após o Fumble e aumenta a vantagem de Tampa Bay! #ATLvsTB #NFLBrasil
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Matt Ryan cuts the Bucs’ lead to seven points with a touchdown run
The Falcons converted a 4th and 4 inside the Bucs’ 10-yard line which was the key to this touchdown drive.
Russell Gage Jr. cuts the Bucs’ lead to six points
Ryan finds Gage for the touchdown and cuts Tampa Bay’s lead to 23-17.
Scotty Miller can’t hang on and the result is an interception
The second-year wideout tried his best to hang onto the ball, but he couldn’t complete the process to make the catch. The ball bounced off the turf and into the waiting arms of Ricardo Allen.
Ronald Jones II makes it a two-score game in the fourth quarter
The Falcons had just kicked a field goal to make it a 23-20 game, so the Bucs needed a big response on their next drive. They answered the bell with a nine-play, 75-yard drive to go up, 30-20.
Hayden Hurst keeps the Falcons alive
The Falcons didn’t kick a field goal inside the five-yard line this time and it turned out to be a good idea as Hurst is wide open in the end zone for the easy touchdown.
Chris Godwin comes up with the play of the game....
Dante Fowler Jr. just sacked Brady to bring up a 3rd and 12, so the Bucs were in trouble. For whatever reason, the Falcons rushed three, which gave Brady plenty of time to find Godwin deep for the first down inside the Falcon 10.
.....and then puts the Bucs back up by 10
This came on 3rd and goal, yet another crucial play. Brady is the best for a reason.
Antonio Brown seals the deal
Brown puts the game on ice with this excellent run-and-catch. His explosion is on full display, here. Tampa Bay would go on to win, 44-27.