Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview and Prediction

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But that task will be more hard because running back Devonta Freeman will suit up for Atlanta this time, and Tampa Bay likely will be without Gerald McCoy. And Julio Jones shouldn't ever get shut out in a half, like he did Monday after catching three passes for 54 yards in the first half. After his 1,402 rushing yard season in 2015, he has 823 rushing yards in the last two seasons COMBINED. I also kind of like Jameis Winston's chances to get a little something going with the passing game. "The key is to find ways to keep him not just involved in the offense, but a focal point, and to make sure that when he is that focal point and people are doing their things to try and take him away, that provides other opportunities for the other guys on our team to go make their plays".

"We're going into what could be a tough environment on Monday night", defensive end Adrian Clayborn said.

Matt Ryan threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hardy; Levine Toilolo recovered a fumble in the end zone; and Matt Bryant kicked a 57-yard field goal. In five career games in Tampa, Jones has never had fewer than 93 receiving yards. Winston played one of his best games of the season despite the Bucs coming up short on the scoreboard.

Even Ryan got into the act against the decimated Bucs, with 29 yards on three rushes, as the Falcons ran for a season-high 201 yards on Monday. The Buccaneers have yielded an average of 276.1 passing yards per game in 2017. Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium is set for 8:30 and ESPN provides live television coverage.

Arsenal join chase for Virgil van Dijk
After that, the board can decide what is best for the team. "I will repeat that I can't control the market right now". Premier League giants Arsenal are hot on the trail of Southampton hotshot Virgil van Dijk , according to The Times .

Week 15 of the National Football League regular season wraps up tonight with an NFC South showdown in Tampa, Florida.

The defending NFC champion Falcons (9-5) would win the division title if they defeat the New Orleans Saints (10-4) on Sunday and the Carolina Panthers (10-4) on December 31. With Martin sidelined, Barber will lead the way out of the Buccaneers backfield, while Charles Sims handles pass-catching reps and Jacquizz Rodgers serves in a change-of-pace role.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings have secured two of the NFC's six postseason positions.

Should the Bucs win, that would drop Atlanta back into a four-way tie with Detroit, the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.

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