Atlanta Falcons
4-11-0 (2-5-0 V)
+7
37%
-7
63%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10-5-0 (4-3-0 H)
Sun, Jan 3 - 1:00p ET   |   FOX
By Landon Smith

Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Football Week 17 Odds, Preview, Prediction and Picks

The Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off on Sunday in an NFL Week 17 showdown at Raymond James Stadium.

Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Key Players

#2 Matt Ryan FALCONS
4316 YDS | 24 TD | 11 INT

#12 Tom Brady BUCCANEERS
4234 YDS | 36 TD | 11 INT

Preview

The Atlanta Falcons struggled, and while they were competitive in their last game against the Kansas City Chiefs, especially on defense, they couldn't play late and that led to a 17-14 loss.

During the season, Atlanta averaged 24.6 points per game, while his defense fell 24.7 points per game.

Quarterback Matt Ryan has been inconsistent, but this season he threw for 4,316 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley is also having a great year with 82 passes for 1,322 yards and nine touchdowns.

Julio Jones is still suffering from a hamstring injury and it is not yet known if he will participate in the game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have won three in a row and covered the margin in two of the last three.

In the last game against the Detroit Lions, Tom Brady did not play in the second half because they already had the big advantage.

Brady completed 81.5% of his passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns. During the season, the Bucs are averaging 29.9 points per game, while their defense is dropping 21.9 points per game. The Buccaneers don't have running back Ronald Jones with a finger injury.

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Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction

Tampa Bay has everything to go for a win and Tom Brady will have a big commitment. The Bucs offense is key to finding a lot of success and that will lead the Buccaneers to win this game and cover the spread.

 

WINNER: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ -6.0

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By Landon Smith, on 1:00p ET