Bucs-Falcons: What to watch
Falcons look to close strong against spiraling Bucs
|Tampa Bay at Atlanta|
|When: 1:00 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 17 Buccaneers-Falcons matchup.
• Try to slow Atlanta's weaponry: Atlanta's receivers have a massive advantage over the Buccaneers' pass defense, specifically their weak group of cornerbacks. Wide receivers have posted huge numbers against the Bucs. The Falcons will probably want to keep Tampa Bay in its sub-package defense, as it just doesn't have enough quality cover guys to go around. Julio Jones dominated Tampa Bay in the teams' first meeting, racking up 147 yards. And Roddy White remains extremely threatening, as evidenced by the 153 receiving yards he produced in Week 16. Leaving either of these two one-on-one is a dangerous proposition for a defense, but Tampa will consistently have to leave one of Atlanta's top three options in single coverage, which Matt Ryan is sure to find.
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