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Buccaneers vs. Falcons: How to watch, notes, and staff picks

Predictions and game info from the 2021 NFL Week 2 capsule.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Broadcast Info

TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver (field reporter) SIRIUS: 138 (Atl), 83 (TB) | XM: 380 (Atl), 225 (TB) | SXM App: 801 (Atl), 829 (TB)

Buccaneers Notes

• QB TOM BRADY passed for 379 yards & 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 97 rating in Week 1. Has 94 career games with 3+ TD passes, surpassing HOFer PEYTON MANNING (93) for 2nd-most all-time. Became 2nd QB ever (DREW BREES) with 100 career 300-yard pass games. Incl. the playoffs, is 8-0 & has 2,697 pass yards (337.1 per game) & 19 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 111.6 rating in 8 career starts vs. Atl. Had 789 pass yards (394.5 per game) & 6 TDs vs. INT & 114 rating in 2 reg. season starts vs. Atl. in 2020.

• RB LEONARD FOURNETTE has 2 rush TDs in his past 2 vs. Atl. RB RONALD JONES has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Atl.

• WR MIKE EVANS has 567 rec. yards (94.5 per game) & 7 rec. TDs in 6 career home games vs. Atl. WR CHRIS GODWIN had team-high 9 catches for 105 yards & rec. TD last week. Has 8 rec. TDs in 7 career games vs. Atl. WR ANTONIO BROWN had 5 receptions for team-high 121 yards & rec. TD in Week 1. Has 455 rec. yards (113.8 per game) & 5 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. Atl. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Atl. with 90+ rec. yards & TD catch. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 8 receptions for 90 yards & 2 rec. TDs last week. Has 18 career games with 2+ TD catches, tied 2nd-most by TE in NFL history.

• LB LAVONTE DAVID led team with 11 tackles & had PD in Week 1. LB DEVIN WHITE had 10 tackles last week. Had 12 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks & 2 PD in his last game vs. Atl. (12/20/20). LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 6 vs. Atl. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had sack in Week 1.

Falcons Notes

• QB MATT RYAN has 55,931 career pass yards & can surpass DREW BREES (56,033) for the most pass yards by a QB in his 1st 14 seasons in NFL history. Has 1,938 pass yards (323 per game) & 12 TDs (11 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 95.7 rating in his past 6 starts vs. TB. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 2+ TDs & 0 INTs.

• RB MIKE DAVIS had 77 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 23 rec.) in Week 1. Had 8 receptions for 74 yards in his only career game at TB (9/20/20 w/ Car.). RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 67 scrimmage yards (54 rush, 13 rec.) last week.

• WR CALVIN RIDLEY led team in catches (5) & rec. yards (51) last week. Had 8 receptions for 52 yards in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. TB. Has 5+ receptions in 9 of his past 10 vs. NFC South. WR RUSSELL GAGE had 9 receptions, 102 scrimmage yards (91 rec., 11 rush) & rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TD catch,. Rookie TE KYLE PITTS had 4 receptions in NFL debut last week. TE HAYDEN HURST aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with rec. TD.

• LB DEION JONES led team with 11 tackles & had PD in Week 1. Has sack, FR & 27-yard INT-TD in his past 3 vs. TB. LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN had 8 tackles last week. Had 51 tackles (8.5 per game) in 6 games vs. NFC South in 2020. LB DANTE FOWLER had sack in last meeting. LB JACOB TUIOTI-MARINER had 2nd-career sack in Week 1. CB A.J. TERRELL had 7 tackles & TFL last week. Had PD in last meeting.

Series History

LEADER: Falcons lead all-time series, 28-27

STREAKS: Buccaneers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 1/3/21: Falcons 27 at Buccaneers 44

LAST GAME AT SITE: 1/3/21

Week 2 Staff Picks

Latest line: Bucs by 13.5, Over/Under 52

Gil (1-0): Bucs, 30-20

James (1-0): Bucs, 34-13

David (1-0): Bucs, 31-21

Bailey (1-0): Bucs, 38-17

Mike (1-0): Bucs, 31-10

Len (1-0): Bucs, 38-10

Trey (1-0): Bucs, 30-10