Halftime Report: Buccaneers vs. Falcons

Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons will put two-game win streaks on the line Sunday afternoon.	 Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons will put two-game win streaks on the line Sunday afternoon. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

With that said, if Tampa Bay wants to come out of Atlanta with their third-straight win, they must force, at least, three Falcons turnovers.

It worked out as he connected with Julio Jones on a 51-yard touchdown. He is the only player in National Football League history to have three games with at least 250 receiving yards.

The Bucs moved the ball well down the field on their ensuing possession and got inside the 10-yard line with the help of a defensive pass interference penalty on Falcons' C.J. Goodwin.

Fitzpatrick made the Atlanta crowd a bit uncomfortable. Sanu is now 6-for-6 for his career throwing passes while lining up in the Wildcat - or 12 gauge, as the team calls this formation. Looking for his third victory since taking over for Winston, the backup quarterback finished 26 of 44 for 283 yards, setting up a pair of short touchdown runs by Peyton Barber. He is 6 of 6 for 228 yards with three touchdowns. And Coleman scored on two touchdowns in his second game filling in as the starter while Devonta Freeman recovers from a concussion. Matt Ryan threw a 25-yard touchdown to him on the next drive for a 17-3 lead, and Atlanta led 20-6 at halftime. And nickel back Brian Poole was lost to a lower-back injury.

They could still aim higher with five of their final six games coming against NFC South foes, like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who they face this week.

The Atlanta Falcons seemingly had everything working in their favor on a day where their best player dominated.

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