Oct 20, 2013 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčGeorgia Dome
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23-31
Atlanta Falcons
FT
0
Q1
7
Decoud (11:54)
Jackson (12:04)
10
Q2
17
Rodgers (14:29), Douglas (5:36)
Jackson (9:10)
7
Q3
0
6
Q4
7
Rodgers (14:08)

Half-Time Report: Atlanta Falcons lead by 14 at the break

Half-Time Report: Falcons lead by 14 at the break
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Matt Ryan throws two first-half touchdowns to put his side in command in their clash with their NFC South rivals the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Atlanta Falcons are dominating their NFC South rivals the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their NFL clash at the Georgia Dome.

The home side were out on defense first but that did not stop them from scoring first as Mike Glennon was sacked by William Moore and fumbled the ball and Thomas Decoud picked it up and ran it in for a 27-yard touchdown.

It got better for the Falcons soon after they extended their lead, this time through the offensive side of the ball. Matt Ryan drove his depleted offense down the field but still managed to find away to the end zone as he hit running back Jacquizz Rodgers on a swing pass for a 19-yard score.

However, the Buccaneers and their rookie quarterback Glennon fought back with a deep strike to receiver Vincent Jackson as he faked the handoff to Doug Martin and fired down the right-hand sideline for his receiver who beat Asante Samuel in coverage to go in for a 59-yard score.

The Falcons re-established their dominance as the moved downfield with ease again but this time they were stopped and were forced to settle for three points from the boot of Matt Bryant.

Ryan soon got his side in the end zone again when he hit Harry Douglas, stepping up for the injured Roddy White and Julio Jones, for a 37-yard strike down the middle of the field.

Just before the break, the Buccaneers cut the deficit to 14 points as Rian Lindell knocked a 36-yard field goal through the posts.

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez celebrates a touchdown against San Francisco on January 20, 2013
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