The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have surpassed all expectations this season and they continue to do so against the Atlanta Falcons. This NFC South showdown is tied at 14 at halftime after the Falcons committed their first turnover in five games allowing Josh Freeman to find Mike Williams for a one-yard touchdown pass. The Falcons had gone 48 possessions without a turnover and Matt Ryan had thrown 186 pass attempts without an interception.
Prior to the fireworks ate the end of the half, fullback Ovie Mughelli had given the Falcons a 14-7 lead.
Ovie Mughelli’s 17-yard catch-and-run for a 2nd quarter TD
Then Ryan threw the crucial interception
This game continues to foster a lot of hate as there have been personal fouls, trash-talking, chippiness, and even full on fights in the first half. The Bucs are doing what most teams with inferior talent try to do. They want to try to get the Falcons to make a mistake because they know, talent-wise, they don’t match up.