Saturday, October 31, 2015

By the Numbers: Buccaneers vs Falcons

Here are some important stats surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons rivalry.

  • 22-21: The Atlanta Falcons lead the all-time series over the Buccaneers with a 22-21 record.
  • 219.5: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers allow just 219.5 passing yards per game this season. This is good enough for fifth best in the NFL. 
  • 78.6: The Falcons are the second best run defense allowing only 78.6 rushing yards per game. 
  • 3rd: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards with 541.
  • 1st: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is 1st in the NFL in rushing yards with 621.
  • 3: Since their first meeting in 1977, the Falcons and Buccaneers have gone to overtime in 3 contests. The Falcons won two of those games with the most recent being a 13-10 win in 2008.
  • 31-23: Since 2012, the average score of Falcons-Buccaneers games have been 31-23 in favor of the Falcons. 
  • 221.5: Quarterback Matt Ryan averages 221.5 passing yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also has 19 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.
  • 19: Sunday will be the 19th time wide receiver Roddy White has played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The veteran receiver has recorded 988 yards and 4 touchdowns against them. 
  • 112.3: Wide receiver Julio Jones averages 112.3 receiving yards against Tampa Bay. This includes the 161-yard and 119-yard performances he had against the Buccaneers last season.
  • 2009: In 2009, current Falcons defensive backs coach Rahim Morris became the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Morris spent only three seasons as the head man in Tampa Bay leading the team to just 17 wins.

1 comment: