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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 10/20/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
TAMPA BAY
 
ATLANTA
+6.5  

-6.5  
+220

-260

43.5
 
23
Final
31

TAMPA BAY (0 - 5) at ATLANTA (1 - 4)
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Week 7 Sunday, 10/20/2013 1:00 PM
Board OpenLatest
413TAMPA BAY4243.5
414ATLANTA-7-6.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
TAMPA BAY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games0-5-6.11-41-412.810.2290.0(4.6)1.820.210.6350.8(5.4)1.8
Road Games0-2-2.70-20-210.08.5286.5(4.8)1.520.514.5331.0(4.8)1.5
Last 3 Games0-3-3.40-31-211.010.0309.0(4.6)1.722.310.3359.7(5.6)1.7
Division Games0-1-11-00-114.07.0273.0(5)2.016.010.0371.0(5.6)2.0
TAMPA BAY - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)12.810.216.629:5826-99(3.8)19-3651.7%191(5.3)62-290(4.6)(22.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.21.711.120.130:1126-102(4)23-3860.5%250(6.6)64-352(5.5)(16.2)
Offense Road Games10.08.515.027:1823-81(3.4)17-3647.2%205(5.7)59-286(4.8)(28.6)
Defense (All Games)20.210.620.430:0227-103(3.8)24-3862.1%248(6.5)65-351(5.4)(17.4)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.311.920.330:4928-115(4.2)22-3660.3%253(7)64-369(5.8)(16.5)
Defense Road Games20.514.521.532:4131-123(4)24-3765.3%208(5.5)68-331(4.8)(16.1)
TAMPA BAY - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.20.61.80.015-638.2%1-028.6%2-50(27.6)2-23(11.4)9-83
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.71.72.214-538.3%1-025.5%2-44(24.3)16-2(8)7-58
Stats For (Road Games)1.00.51.50.015-536.7%2-00.0%1-46(30.7)2-23(11.7)8-75
Stats Against (All Games)1.20.61.8 14-536.6%1-033.3%1-22(22.2)1-12(8.6)6-50
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.20.61.8 14-538.7%1-029.3%2-41(21.6)19-2(8.5)6-51
Stats Against (Road Games)1.00.51.5 16-639.4%1-050.0%1-21(21.5)1-19(12.7)6-47

ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games1-4-6.91-44-124.412.8391.4(6.2)1.226.810.6372.2(6.4)0.8
Home Games1-2-4.91-23-027.313.7404.3(6.2)0.728.010.0385.7(6.5)0.3
Last 3 Games0-3-6.90-33-024.710.0399.0(5.8)1.329.012.3340.3(6.6)0.7
Dome Games1-3-5.91-33-124.712.7395.0(6.4)1.026.710.7394.0(6.5)0.5
Division Games0-1-10-10-117.010.0367.0(7.1)2.023.013.0419.0(6.5)1.0
ATLANTA - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)24.412.822.631:2519-78(4)30-4469.4%313(7.1)63-391(6.2)(16)
Opponents Defensive Avg.211119.530:6026-109(4.2)22-3660.6%245(6.7)63-354(5.7)(16.9)
Offense Home Games27.313.723.731:4218-53(3)35-4872.7%352(7.4)65-404(6.2)(14.8)
Defense (All Games)26.810.618.828:3523-97(4.2)24-3567.0%275(7.8)58-372(6.4)(13.9)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.311.618.830:0025-93(3.8)23-3760.9%246(6.6)62-339(5.5)(15.2)
Defense Home Games28.010.020.028:1824-106(4.5)23-3564.2%279(7.9)59-386(6.5)(13.8)
ATLANTA - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.60.61.2-0.412-544.3%1-020.0%1-14(23)2-11(5.7)5-46
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.90.71.72.314-537.5%1-030.0%2-39(24.7)17-2(7.5)6-55
Stats For (Home Games)0.30.30.7-0.313-648.7%1-025.0%1-23(23)2-11(6.4)6-51
Stats Against (All Games)0.60.20.8 13-750.0%1-050.0%1-30(25)2-8(4.2)6-48
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.20.51.7 14-537.2%1-041.1%2-42(22.2)17-2(7.3)6-49
Stats Against (Home Games)0.30.00.3 14-748.8%1-166.7%1-26(26.3)2-12(5.8)7-57
Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 20,  ATLANTA 21
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
TAMPA BAY - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/8/2013@ NY JETS17-18L-4L39.5U25-6515-31-185229-9024-39-2142
9/15/2013NEW ORLEANS14-16L3W48.5U33-1609-22-113220-7526-46-2962
9/22/2013@ NEW ENGLAND3-23L7L44.5U22-9719-41-226133-15625-36-2021
9/29/2013ARIZONA10-13L-2.5L40U31-8024-43-173320-5621-38-2403
10/13/2013PHILADELPHIA20-31L3L44O21-9426-43-257133-13822-31-2871
10/20/2013@ ATLANTA            
10/24/2013CAROLINA            
11/3/2013@ SEATTLE            
11/11/2013MIAMI            
11/17/2013ATLANTA            

ATLANTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/8/2013@ NEW ORLEANS17-23L3.5L53.5U14-8825-38-279229-7826-35-3411
9/15/2013ST LOUIS31-24W-4W48O16-3633-43-357018-6932-55-3521
9/22/2013@ MIAMI23-27L3L45O30-14623-38-231215-9024-35-1952
9/29/2013NEW ENGLAND23-30L-3L49.5O15-5834-54-399131-13220-31-3160
10/7/2013NY JETS28-30L-9.5L45O22-6437-46-299122-11816-20-1700
10/20/2013TAMPA BAY            
10/27/2013@ ARIZONA            
11/3/2013@ CAROLINA            
11/10/2013SEATTLE            
11/17/2013@ TAMPA BAY            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
TAMPA BAY: Because the team was involved in so many back-and-forth, comeback affairs, Tampa was more pass-happy than head coach Greg Schiano would have liked. That should change this year, as they'll rely heavily on Doug Martin as the centerpiece of the offense. They'll continue to use a lot of zone blocking in front of Martin, and Erik Lorig will be on the field often as a lead blocker. They added ex-Bengal hybrid back Brian Leonard, one of Schiano's best players at Rutgers. He figures to take some passing down reps from Martin, but he won't get many carries. Rookie Mike James won't be used much either. The Bucs brass is reportedly a little sour on Josh Freeman, and they may opt to take the ball out of his hands more. Most of what they'll do will be based off play-action and aimed at getting the big play. Vincent Jackson will continue to see a ton of passes thrown his way on the outside, with Mike Williams settled in as a complementary player. Martin will see more work in the passing game, both as a safety valve and on screens. The Bucs don't have a big role for the tight ends in this offense, but they don't have much talent at that position anyway. Tampa Bay would also like to get more run-heavy in the red zone, where Martin now takes pretty much all reps. The Bucs boasted the NFL's No. 1 run defense (82.5 rush YPG allowed), but only because teams torched them through the air for a league-worst 297 passing YPG. Shutdown CB Darrelle Revis and hard-hitting FS Dashon Goldson will help fix the broken secondary, but the pass rush (26 sacks, T-3rd-worst in NFL) is still pretty weak, even if DE Adrian Clayborn returns 100 percent from last year's torn ACL. But there's nothing weak about non-stop WLB Lavonte David who recorded 20 TFL (3rd in NFL) as a rookie last year.
ATLANTA: Atlanta finally transitioned to a pass-first offense in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's first year, though with new No. 1 back Steven Jackson replacing over-the-hill Michael Turner, they at least have the threat of a running game now. Koetter brought in more zone looks, and they should continue to move away from the man blocking of past regimes. Jackson can play three downs, but they may be careful with his workload to keep him fresh for the playoffs. They trust No. 2 back Jacquizz Rodgers in the passing game and on some runs out of spread looks, and they'll rotate Jason Snelling in as well. The biggest addition Koetter made to the passing game was more bubble screens, which proved to be one of their best weapons. They use a lot of motion to create mismatches and effectively use bunch formations for added confusion. Roddy White remains Matt Ryan's favorite target, while Julio Jones is frequently used either downfield, or on those bubble screens. Ryan's second look is usually for TE Tony Gonzalez up the seam. Atlanta gets more balanced in the red zone, and that should hold true with Jackson replacing Turner as the red zone and goal line back. The Falcons are hoping disgruntled DE Osi Umenyiora seriously helps a pass rush that totaled nine sacks in the second half of the year. Atlanta ranked 24th in yards allowed last season (366 YPG), but forced 31 turnovers (T-4th in NFL), including a dozen in the final five games. Atlanta departed with veteran DE John Abraham and CBs Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson, but the secondary is still loaded with FS Thomas DeCoud (6 INT), CB Asante Samuel (5 INT) and rookie CB Desmond Trufant. The front seven has questions, but both top tacklers, LBs Sean Weatherspoon and Stephen Nicholas, are now healthy.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW (TAMPA BAY-ATLANTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(UPDATES with White, Baker, Jackson out)

*Buccaneers-Falcons Preview* ============================

By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer

The Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had plenty of trouble staying healthy during their difficult starts to the season, but the Falcons suffered perhaps their most significant loss before their bye week.

Atlanta leading receiver Julio Jones is out for the year, and it also won't have Roddy White available when it hosts the winless Buccaneers on Sunday.

The Falcons (1-4) lost Jones to a foot injury that required surgery, and it was announced Friday that White would miss a game for the first time in his nine-year career due to hamstring and ankle problems.

Running back Steven Jackson will sit out his fourth consecutive game because of an ailing hamstring.

One of Atlanta's other running backs, Jason Snelling, suffered a concussion in a 30-28 loss to the New York Jets on Oct. 7 but could return this week. Left tackle Sam Baker was forced to sit out that game with a knee injury and is out again this week, linebacker Akeem Dent (ankle) is questionable.

"We're in a difficult streak with injuries right now, but I think as coaches we look at it as a challenge," offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said. "No one thinks you have a chance right now, so let's try to figure out a way to get this done."

The absences of Jones and White could mean that Matt Ryan might have to continue to rely on veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez as his top target. Gonzalez has 22 catches for 246 yards and two touchdowns in the last two games.

The Buccaneers (0-5) are still dealing with the effects of an outbreak of MRSA, a staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. Guard Carl Nicks was forced to have surgery on his foot because of his infection and kicker Lawrence Tynes remains out.

"Whatever the distractions are, we collectively have to push them to the side," coach Greg Schiano said. "It doesn't mean you don't care about them. It doesn't mean you don't do the things that are needed to be done. But we're here for a reason. To win football games. We need to do that. We haven't, but we're going to."

A third infected player, rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks, was cleared to play in a 31-20 defeat to Philadelphia last Sunday. With rookie quarterback Mike Glennon making his second start, Tampa Bay trailed 21-20 early in the fourth quarter before allowing the Eagles to pull away.

Glennon threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns while getting picked off once. He had 193 yards, one TD and two interceptions in his pro debut, a 13-10 defeat to Arizona on Sept. 29.

The Buccaneers have suffered three of their five losses by three points or fewer during their worst start since beginning 0-7 in 2009.

"Every team is going through their issues," Schiano said. "We need to find a way to get it done, and that's what we need to do this week."

All four of the Falcons losses have been by seven or fewer points.

"We've got to do what we've got to do to stay close as a team so we can turn this thing around," wide receiver Harry Douglas said. "You can't moan and complain. You can't point fingers. And that's one thing we do a great job of. We've owned up to the mistakes we've made in games. Now we just have to turn the ship around."

Atlanta has won seven of the last nine matchups with its NFC South rivals but fell 22-17 at home in the most recent one Dec. 30. Doug Martin had a 40-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and finished with 142 yards for the Buccaneers.

Martin has been limited to a combined 112 yards in the past two contests, and the status of receiver Mike Williams is uncertain after he missed last week's game due to a sore hamstring.

Vincent Jackson had nine catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns with Williams out after registering 10 receptions, 138 yards and no TDs in his previous three games.

Game Notes:


Last Updated: 9/2/2014 6:23:44 PM EST


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