Buccaneers vs Falcons Score: Live Updates, Game Stats, Highlights, Streaming for Week 5 NFC South Game
Even though the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter Sunday afternoon’s game tied for the top of the NFC South standings at 2-2, Tom Brady’s group is a 10-point favorite. History plays a big part in that projection, as the 45-year-old boasts a sparkling 10-0 career record against the Falcons, including the playoffs, making him one of four quarterbacks in the NFL history with a record of 10-0 or better against a single. crew. Brady’s career passer rating of 113.9 against Atlanta is his personal best against any NFL team, and he’s thrown for at least four passing touchdowns in his last three games against rival NFC South.
However, the 2022 Falcons appear to be built to give the Buccaneers everything they can handle, ranking third in NFL rushing games (168 rushing yards/game), which could see them play at the gap by anchoring Brady on the sidelines as a spectator of long journeys. Atlanta ran the football on 14 straight plays in its 23-20 Week 4 win over the Cleveland Browns en route to 202 rushing yards on 35 carries, or 5.8 yards per carry. Their game plan this week may have to be similar out of necessity as tight end Kyle Pitts has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. His 22 targets are second on the team behind rookie Drake London’s 32 goals. following knee surgery.
Which team will emerge victorious on Sunday? Check out our live blog throughout the game to find out.
How to watch Falcons-Buccaneers
When: Sunday October 9 | 1 p.m. ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Florida
TV: Fox | Live broadcast: FuboTV (click here)
Follow: CBS Sports app
Odds: TB -10; O/U 46.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)