At the start of the second quarter, the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are tied at seven with each team asserting their will on the ground. The Falcons have rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown by Michael Turner while the Bucs have rolled up 66 yards and a touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount.
The Buccaneers led the first quarter time of possession with but the total yards (87 to 83) and total first downs were all but equal. Turner’s touchdown run capped off a six-play, 52-yard drive that opened the games’ scoring. The Bucs, after a three-and-out, answered back with Blount’s touchdown run of six yards. His scoring play was the 11th play of an 86-yard drive that brought the cannons at The New Sombrero to life.
The Bucs appear to be drawing power from their creamsicle uniforms as they are 1-0 in those dating back to last season.