By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to our whatifsports.com simulation, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs won 34-16 over the Falcons.
If this simulation is true, the Bucs will win four straight games against the Falcons. The Falcons haven’t defeated the Bucs, 27-17, since November 9th, 2014.
The Bucs had 452 total yards in 32 minutes and 15 seconds in time of possession. The Falcons had 303 total yards in 27 minutes and 45 seconds.
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston went 21 of 27 for 282 yards. He threw four touchdowns and had an interception.
Antone Smith had 11 carries for 98 yards, while Peyton Barber had 11 carries for 72 yards. Winston had eight carries for seven yards.
Cameron Brate had five receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown, while Mike Evans had six receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Donteea Dye had three receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. Adam Humphries had two receptions for 32 yards.
Smith had two receptions for 25 yards, while Barber had two receptions for 23 yards. Cecil Shorts III had a catch for 11 yards.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went 15 of 28 for 193 yards. He threw a touchdown and had two interceptions.
Devonta Freeman had 15 carries for 75 yards, while Terron Ward had 15 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown. Blake Sims had two carries for six yards.
Julio Jones had six receptions for a 102 yards and a touchdown. Mohamed Sanu had three receptions for 32 yards and Taylor Gabriel had two receptions for 15 yards. Austin Hooper had a 14-yard reception.
Freeman had a 13-yard reception, while Justin Hardy had a nine-yard catch. Sims also had an eight-yard reception.
Adrian Clayborn led the Falcons with five tackles and a sack. Desmond Trufant had four tackles, while Tyson Jackson also had four tackles and a sack. Six other players had three tackles and Keanu Neal had an interception.
Akeem Spence led the Bucs with five tackles, while Vernon Hargreaves III had four tackles. John Hughes III and Channing Ward had three tackles each. Lavonte Davis had a sack, while Ryan Smith and Brent Grimes each had an interception.
With 1:50 left in the game, Ward rushed for a one-yard touchdown. Also, in the fourth quarter, the Bucs scored three times.
Robert Aguayo made two 21-yard field goals. Brate also caught a 47-yard touchdown reception.
Jones also had a 25-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.
The Bucs led 21-3 at halftime. Evans had two second quarter touchdowns, while Dye also caught a 37-yard reception for the lead.
With 7:21 left in the first quarter, Matt Bryant connected on a 31-yard field goal.