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Falcons vs. Buccaneers 2012: Game preview, kickoff time, TV schedule and more

Atlanta goes for win No. 10.

Scott Cunningham

The Atlanta Falcons can extend their lead in the NFC South with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. The Buccaneers come into Week 12 riding a four-game winning streak, though, and oddsmakers are expecting a tight contest.

Atlanta bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday, and the Falcons would be the second team in the league to reach 10 wins if they're able to get by the Bucs on the road.

The Falcons come in ranked eighth in the NFL in total offense and 17th in total defense. The Bucs are No. 11 in total offense and No. 29 in total defense.

Injuries are a concern for the Falcons heading into this matchup, as several key contributors are banged up. Wide receiver Julio Jones was listed as questionable in FFriday's injury report.

Game Time: 1 p.m. ET


Odds: This matchup is a push at some sportsbooks, and the Falcons are favored by as much as 1.5 points at others.

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