The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have taken their first lead of the game after a Connor Barth 33-yard field goal that capped an eight-play, 51-yard drive to begin the third quarter. The Bucs have now scored 10 unanswered points thanks in large part to the running of rookie running back, LeGarrette Blount. Blount has accounted for 90 yards on 12 carries and scored the Buccaneers only touchdown.
Before the field goal, there was some debate on the Bucs sideline about whether or not Kellen Winslow had gained enough for the first down on third-and-nine. Raheem Morris chose not to challenge and took the safe points.
In injury news, cornerback Aqib Talib has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a hip injury. He was injured while chasing down a Falcons players and pulled up lame without contact. His absence could prove costly to the Buccaneers who used Talib to slow down Roddy White in their first meeting.