- Super Bowl LI rivals Matt Ryan and Tom Brady, meet once again.
- The Falcons were smashed at home by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round, 32-6.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened the season with a spectacular win over the Dallas Cowboys, 32-29.
Things started to fall apart for the Falcons and Matt Ryan after the legendary Super Bowl LI when they lost what should have been a closed game. One of the rare guys who are still in Atlanta is Ryan, while on the other side, Brady changed his uniform, but not the habits. He is still a champion.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida
- When: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
- How to Watch: Fox
Falcons vs. Buccaneers Vegas Odds
Falcons vs. Buccaneers Preview
Falcons Looking Bad
We think that the franchise from Atlanta might be the worst team in the league right now. With all due respect to them. Losing 32-6 to the Eagles, who are just an average team, tells a lot. Matty-Ice had 164 passing yards, 21-for-35 without a TD, nor was he picked, but the Eagles’ defense caught him three times.
Kyle Pittis’ first start wasn’t impressive, with him having only 31 yards, while Calvin Ridley posted 51. The rushing game was solid when looking at the numbers, 124 yards on 26 carries, but the vast majority here took place in the first period, and after that, just disappeared.
We are aware that the Falcons are in the process of a rebuild, but at this moment, things aren’t looking good for them.
Bucs Cruising Towards Another Win
Ryan Succop’s field goal secured the champions a win in the season opener. However, once again, we saw Tom Brady’s magic in the last moments of the game, when he moved the ball down the field quickly enough to set up a solid position for Succop.
What was a good thing for the Bucs is that Antonio Brown showed his max potential right away. We all know how good this guy is, and the only thing he needs to do right now is to be consistent. He caught the ball five times for 121 yards, scoring a 47-yard TD, and was constantly pressuring the Cowboys’ defense.
Leonard Fournette and the rushers weren’t that good, but to be honest, their services in this one weren’t needed that much. Only 52 yards on 14 carries is way too few, but as said, they will show up when needed.
Falcons vs. Buccaneers Head to Head
The overall result in the series is 28-27 for the Falcons, but the Bucs won both matches last year. The first one in Georgia saw the Bucs winning 31-27, and the second in Florida was a blowout, 44-27.
Prediction and Pick
Who will win tonight’s NFL match:
The Buccaneers are the absolute favorites here. As said, the hosts are probably the worst team in the league at the moment, so really, Tampa Bay shouldn’t have any problems on Sunday. We predict the easy victory of the champions, and them covering a -12-point spread.
Free NFL Pick
- Bucs -12