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Sunday December 30, 2012 - Away Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 Atlanta Falcons 17

Josh Freeman threw for 256 yards and didn't throw an interception. Doug Martin had 50 rushing yards, but scored the only 2 offensive touchdowns for the Buccaneers. Ronde Barber intercepted Matt Ryan in the second quarter, his 47th career interceptions. Connor Barth made 3 out of 4 field goal attempts. Barth hit from 22, 42 and 48 yards out, missing a 56-yard try in the 4th quarter. E. J. Biggers sacked and forced Matt Ryan to fumble in the 4th quarter in which Gerald McCoy recovered.

Biggers had the only sack for the Buccaneers defense. Defensively, Lavonte David again led the Buccaneers in tackles with eight total tackles. The Tampa Bay defense held the Falcons to only 79 rushing yards.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Chilly - 47°F. - Humidity 26% - Wind N.E. 3 mph Wind Chill 22°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Carl Cheffers
    • UMPIRE: Undrey Wash
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Kent Payne
    • LINE JUDGE: Thomas Symonette
    • SIDE JUDGE: Laird Hayes
    • FIELD JUDGE: Jimmy Buchanan
    • BACK JUDGE: Todd Prukop
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: Charles Stewart
    • VIDEO OPERATOR: Not Documented
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 6:24-1Q Barth FG48
    • FALCONS: 2:24-1Q Bryant FG28
    • BUCCANEERS: 8:43-2Q Williams 8 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 3:03-2Q Barth FG22
    • BUCCANEERS: 10:47-3Q Barth FG42
    • FALCONS: 3:45-3Q Turner 17 run (Bryant kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 1:43-3Q Martin 40 run (pass failed)
    • FALCONS: 7:02-4Q Douglas 7 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #19 M. Williams
    • LT: #70 D. Penn
    • LG: #76 J. Zuttah
    • C: #62 T. Larsen
    • RG: #79 J. Meredith
    • RT: #69 D. Dotson
    • TE: #88 L. Stocker
    • WR: #83 V. Jackson
    • QB: #05 J. Freeman
    • RB: #22 D. Martin
    • FB: #41 E. Lorig
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #71 M. Bennett
    • DT: #93 G. McCoy
    • DT: #90 R. Miller
    • RE: #50 D. Te'o-Nesheim
    • SLB: #57 A. Hayward
    • MLB: #59 G. M. Foster
    • WLB: #54 L. David
    • LCB: #31 E. Biggers
    • RCB: #29 L. Johnson
    • SS: #24 M. Barron
    • FS: #20 R. Barber
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 11 Underwood, 12 Parrish, 26 Gaitor, 28 Ware, 33 McDonald, 36 Gorrer, 37 Tandy, 44 Clark, 48 Economos, 50 Te'o-Nesheim, 53 Goode, 56 Watson, 74 Wallace, 78 Levingston, 82 Byham, 89 Douglas, 91 Bowers, 92 White, 95 Gibson
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 6 Orlovsky, 27 Blount
    INACTIVE
    • 21 Wright, 34 Smith, 51 Cutrera, 73 Allen, 80 Owusu, 96 Irvin, 97 Masiflio

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Martin 28-142, Underwood 1-1, Freeman 1-1.
    • FALCONS: Rodgers 5-28, Turner 6-18, Ryan 2-11, Snelling 3-8.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Freeman 35-19-222-1-1.
    • FALCONS: Ryan 44-28-238-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 6-65, Martin 4-18, Stocker 3-50, Jackson 3-50, Underwood 2-27, Lorig 1-12.
    • FALCONS: Rodgers 8-50, White 5-42, Gonzalez 5-41, Douglas 4-21, Jones 3-56, Snelling 2-25, Cox 1-3.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none
    • FALCONS: Samuel 1-11.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Parrish 1-23.
    • FALCONS: Rodgers 3-59.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Parrish 3-35.
    • FALCONS: Douglas 4-42.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: David 1-14, Te'o-Nesheim 1-11.
    • FALCONS: none

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