Date: October 22nd, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium
The Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off in Week 7 of the 2023 NFL season on Sunday, October 22. The two teams will play at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. All in all, the game will kick off at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Falcons vs Buccaneers Outlook
The Falcons are coming off a 24-16 loss to the Washington Commanders in Week 6, while the Buccaneers are coming off a 20-6 loss to the Detroit Lions.
The Falcons’ quarterback Desmond Ridder has led the offense in his rookie season. Ridder has thrown for 1,450 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions this season. He has also rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns.
Running back Bijan Robinson has also been a key contributor to the Falcons offense. Robinson has rushed for 400 yards and four touchdowns this season. He is also averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
The Falcons wide receiver corps is led by Drake London and Kyle Pitts. London has 30 receptions for 350 yards and two touchdowns this season. Pitts has 25 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns.
The Falcons defense has been led by linebacker Rashaan Evans in 2023. Evans has 65 tackles, one sack, and two interceptions this season.
Defensive end Grady Jarrett has also been a factor on the Falcons defense. Jarrett has 3.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss this season.
The Falcons secondary has been led by cornerback Casey Hayward. Hayward has two interceptions and six pass deflections this season.
The Buccaneers’ quarterback Baker Mayfield has been a key player this past season. He has taken over for Tom Brady after his retirement.
Running back Rachaad White has also been a key contributor to the Buccaneers offense. White has rushed for 300 yards and three touchdowns this season. He is also averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
The Buccaneer’s wide receiver corps is led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Evans has 35 receptions for 400 yards and five touchdowns this season. Godwin has 30 receptions for 350 yards and four touchdowns.
The Buccaneers defense has been led by linebacker Lavonte David in 2023. David has 60 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions this season.
Defensive end Vita Vea has also been a factor on the Buccaneers defense. In the end, Vea has 3.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss this season.
The Buccaneers secondary has been led by cornerback Carlton Davis. Davis also has two interceptions and six pass deflections this season.
Matchup Analysis Falcons @ Buccaneers
In the end, the Falcons and Buccaneers are two evenly matched teams. Also, the Falcons have a slight edge on offense, while the Buccaneers have a slight edge on defense.
Falcons Must Protect Ridder
Overall, the Falcons will need to protect Ridder in order to be successful in this game. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers have a pass rush that can generate pressure.
Furthermore, the Falcons will also need to run the ball effectively. The Buccaneers have a good run defense, but the Falcons have a good running game.
The Buccaneers will also need to run the ball effectively. In the end, the Falcons have a good run defense, but the Buccaneers have a good running game.
Prediction for Falcons vs Buccaneers
All in all, the Buccaneers are the slight favorites in this game, but the Falcons are a dangerous team. Therefore, the Buccaneers will need to play their best game in order to win.
Prediction: Buccaneers 24, Falcons 20
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