Coming off an 0-2 start the Tampa Bay Bucs home opener against the Atlanta Falcons starts off on a good note. 1st qrt action, the Bucs march down the field opening drive an scored off of Legarrette Blount's 9 yard run. The falcons drive stalled next possession as Matt Ryan was sack facing a 3rd & 3. Next Tampa drive was capped off by Josh Freemans 44 yd TD pass to Kellen Winslow, to put the Bucs ahead 14-0 to end the quarter. In The 2nd qrt, The Bucs and the Falcons defense would both force 3 and outs. Atlanta would cut the Bucs lead to 7 midway thru the 2nd qrt with Micheal Turner's 3 yd TD run. Following Tampa possession was stalled and they were force to punt. The Falcons plans of rallying back was stop when Matt Ryan's pass was intercepted by Tampa's Aqib Talib, an return 43 yds setting up the Buc's in good field position. The Falcons manage to hold the Buc's to a field goal to end the half. Atlanta got the ball to start the 3rd qrt but were forced with a quick 3 & out. Tampa failed to get anything out of the defensive stop as Tampa's Connar Barth 57 yd FG attempt came up short, giving the Falcons great field position at midfield. Matt Ryan would take advantage of the opportunity and connect with Ronny White for a 23 yd TD mid way thru the 3rd. The Buc's would answer back as Josh Freeman would connect with Kellen Winslow for a 19 yd pass for a TD to increase the lead 24-7, inside the 1min mark in the 3rd. The Falcons would answer back, following kickoff Eric Weems would return Tampa's kick 99 yds for a TD to cut into the lead. Following Buc's drive, Legarrette Blount bust one for 65 yds to set up 1st and goal to end the qrt. 3rd & 5 insided the 7min mark of the 4th. Josh Freeman hooked up with Mike Williams for 5 yd TD to increase the Bucs lead 31-21. Atlanta's drive would come to an end as the Buc's made a stop on 4 & 6. Following possession the Buc's would work the clock, as Blount work his way down the field an score inside the 2min mark in the game. The Buc's forced another 4 & out to close out this game against Atlanta. Final score 38-21. Good game BiggCoug65! good luck the rest of the season.