Sep 19, 2014 at 1.25am UK at ​Georgia Dome
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14-56
Atlanta Falcons
FT
0
Q1
21
Douglas (12:03), Jones (3:11), Ishmael (2:38)
0
Q2
14
Hester (14:53, 7:06)
0
Q3
21
Jones (8:23), Jackson (8:11), Smith (1:47)
Jackson (8:46), Lansanah (7:07)
14
Q4
0

Half-Time Report: Atlanta Falcons dominant in first half against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Falcons QB Matt Ryan in action against the Saints on September 8, 2013
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Atlanta Falcons score five touchdowns to earn a 35-0 half-time lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Atlanta Falcons scored five touchdowns in the first half on their way to a 35-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at half time.

Atlanta's first drive would be a sign of things to come as they took advantage of Tampa Bay's defensive frailties to break the deadlock when Matt Ryan delivered a short pass to Harry Douglas.

The lead was extended with just over three minutes remaining in the opening quarter as Julio Jones collected another incisive pass from Ryan before running over.

Tampa Bay's struggles continued, though, and they were 21-0 behind at the end of the first period when Kemal Ishmael intercepted a pass from Josh McCown before scoring his side's third touchdown to the delight of the home fans.

Atlanta's domination continued in the second quarter as Devin Hester registered his first touchdown by rushing over from 20 yards.

There would be no response from the Buccaneers, and the disappointing night was made even worse when Hester collected a Michael Koenen punt, before avoiding his rivals in a 62-yard return.

Matt Bryant stepped up to convert the extra point for the fifth time as the Falcons stormed into the interval on top form.

Running back Bobby Rainey of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs for a gain in the 2nd quarter against the Atlanta Falcons November 17, 2013
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