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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons – Preview, Tips and Odds

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, for a matchup in week 13 of the NFL regular season.

The Buccs come into this one sitting at the top of the NFC South with an 8-3 record, while the Falcons are behind them in second, with a 5-6 record.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons Head to Head

These two teams met on week 2 of the season, with the Buccs coming away as 48-25 winners in a very high scoring game.

They scored seven touchdowns, five offensive, with two from both Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski, while defensive player Mike Edwards made two interceptions and returned them as touchdowns.

Calvin Ridley led the way for the Atlanta Falcons, with 63 yards in the air and a touchdown in the game.

The teams met twice last season too, with Tampa winning both of those, so the Buccs have won the past three meetings and four of the last five.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Form

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this one on the back of a 38-31 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Leonard Fournette was the star of the show, equaling the franchise record by scoring four touchdowns in the game. He showed his versatility, running for 100 yards on the ground as well as receiving for a further 31 in the air.

The win could prove to be a timely road victory for the Buccs, who had lost their two previous road games prior to this one, now when they head to Atlanta, they will be looking to make it two road wins in a row.

Mike Evans leads the team this season in touchdowns, with 10 to his name, while Fournette now has eight thanks to his explosive performance last weekend.

Atlanta Falcons Form

The Atlanta Falcons made hard work of what should have been a simple game against Jacksonville last weekend. They did eventually come out on top, beating the Jaguars 21-14. Cordarrelle Patterson was once again the main man on the offense, running with the ball for 108 yards as well as scoring two touchdowns and adding a further 27 yards in the air.

The win helps Atlanta bounce back, in their two games prior to that, both of which they lost, they were outscored 68-3. Remarkably, despite winning five games this season, the Falcons are yet to win at home and will be hoping this can be their first victory in front of their own fans this season.

Cordarrelle Patterson has been the one shining light in the Falcons offense this season, with four rushing touchdowns and a further five receiving touchdowns.