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Sunday January 01, 2012 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Atlanta Falcons 45

Atlanta jumped out to a 42–0 lead by the second quarter. Ronde Barber played in his franchise record 225th game, despite suffering an injured hand, for which he sat out the second half. With the loss, Tampa Bay ended the season with ten consecutive losses, finished with a record of 4–12, last in the NFC South, and head coach Raheem Morris was fired the next day.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Partly Cloudy - 51°F. - Humidity 51% - Wind S.E. 3 mph
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Scott Green
    • UMPIRE: Bruce Stritesky
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Tom Stabile
    • LINE JUDGE: Tom Barnes
    • SIDE JUDGE: Larry Rose
    • FIELD JUDGE: Dyrol Prioleau
    • BACK JUDGE: Scott Helverson
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: Carl Madsen
    • VIDEO OPERATOR: Not Documented
    SCORING
    • FALCONS: 8:12-1Q Rodgers 1 run (Bryant kick)
    • FALCONS: 3:30-1Q Jones 17 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
    • FALCONS: 4:37-2Q 3:04-1Q Jones 48 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
    • FALCONS: 11:40-2Q Turner 1 run (Bryant kick)
    • FALCONS: 10:43-2Q Lofton 26 interception return (Bryant kick)
    • FALCONS: 6:49-2Q Turner 81 run (Bryant kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 2:04-2Q Briscoe 2 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 4:19-3Q Barth FG41
    • BUCCANEERS: 3:32-3Q Mack 40 interception return (Winslow pass from Freeman)
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:13-4Q Briscoe 5 pass from Freeman (run failed)
    • FALCONS: 3:59-4Q Bryant FG20
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #19 M. Williams
    • LT: #70 D. Penn
    • LG: #76 J. Zuttah
    • C: #52 J. Faine
    • RG: #75 D. Joseph
    • RT: #77 J. Lee
    • TE: #82 K. Winslow
    • WR: #89 D. Briscoe
    • QB: #05 J. Freeman
    • RB: #27 L. Blount
    • TE: #69 D. Dotson
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #91 D. Bowers
    • DT: #90 R. Miller
    • DT: #98 F. Okam
    • RE: #94 A. Clayborn
    • MLB: #59 G. M. Foster
    • WLB: #54 G. Hayes
    • RCB: #20 R. Barber
    • LCB: #31 E. Biggers
    • LB: #58 Q. Black
    • SS: #26 S. Jones
    • FS: #36 T. Jackson
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 11 Johnson, 22 Asante, 23 Lewis, 28 Lumpkin, 32 Madu, 33 Mack, 41 Lynch, 43 Black, 44 Lorig, 48 Economos, 53 Reed , 56 Watson, 57 Hayward, 62 Larsen, 71 Bennett, 72 Haye, 80 Pianalto, 81 Spurlock, 87 Parker, 88 Stocker, 92 Price, 95 Haynesworth
    DID NOT PLAY
    • none
    INACTIVE
    • 12 Carpenter, 17 Benn, 18 Stroughter, 24 Gaitor, 50 Te'o-Nesheim, 65 Trueblood, 73 Hardman

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Freeman 3-14, Blount 6-12, Johnson 1-5, Madu 2-4, Lumpkin 2-0.
    • FALCONS: Turner 17-172, Snelling 9-50, Rodgers 8-24, Jones 1-9, Redman 3-(-4).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Freeman 45-31-274-3-2.
    • FALCONS: Ryan 9-6-106-0-2, Redman 12-7-71-1-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Briscoe 8-53, Winslow 7-56, Lumpkin 5-27, Parker 4-74, Madu 3-19, Blount 3-14, Williams 1-31.
    • FALCONS: Jones 4-76, White 4-69, Gonzalez 1-8, Weems 1-8, Palmer 1-7, Rodgers 1-5, Snelling 1-4.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Mack 1-40.
    • FALCONS: Lofton 1-26, Walls 1-23, Franks 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Parker 2-41, Spurlock 1-12.
    • FALCONS: none
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Spurlock 2-15.
    • FALCONS: Weems 1-9.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none
    • FALCONS: Abraham 1-6, Moore 0.5-4.5, Biermann 0.5-4.5.

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