When the Buccaneers and Falcons last met in September, Atlanta blew Tampa Bay out of the water 56-14. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan looked on his way to a Pro Bowl season, and WR Julio Jones looked ready to dominate cornerbacks throughout the NFL. Atlanta hasn’t won since. And the Bucs are actually slight favorites to win today as we watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons online live free streaming or on Fox.
The Falcons / Bucs Thursday Night Football game in Week 3 had everyone talking. Ryan sliced threw the Buccaneers secondary for 286 yards and three touchdowns, with Jones being the biggest recipient, grabbing nine passes for 161 yards and two of Ryan’s three TDs. Receiver and special-teams guru Devin Hester got headlines too, setting the NFL record for career return touchdowns (20).
It’s all been downhill from there. The 2-6 Falcons have stumbled through five straight losses, Ryan has lost four starting offensive linemen to injury, and the Falcons have been outscored 84-24 in the fourth quarter. Interestingly, 14 of those 84 points allowed came in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.
Yet the most telling testament of the Atlanta Falcons’ downfall as we watch the Falcons Buccaneers game live online free today is that the Bucs are favored by 1.5 points. That puts Buccaneers QB Josh McCown under serious pressure to deliver the 1-7 Bucs’ second win of the year.
McCown will get the start again today over Mike Glennon. McCown’s TNF game against Atlanta was forgettable, as he completed just 5 of 12 passes for 58 yards a pick six before leaving the game with a thumb injury. Though McCown’s getting the start, Bucs coach Lovie Smith said this week Glennon is still the Bucs’ long-term solution at QB.
Below are some game basics as you ready to watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons online live free streaming.
- Kickoff for Today’s Buccaneers vs Falcons game live: 1pm EST / 10am PST
- Stadium: Raymond James Stadium (the Buccaneers are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread: the Bucs are 1.5-point favorites
- Live stream the Bucs / Falcons game live free online on Fox Sports at this page
- Watch the Buccaneers Falcons game free online live streaming on the DirecTV website (requires an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX package)