The Buccaneers (4-6) are on a two-game winning streak, though both wins were very ugly. Nonetheless, they are riding some momentum as they roll into Atlanta this Sunday to face the Falcons (6-4). Here, we break down five players with the potential to change the game’s outcome.
There might be something special about this time of the year for the Buccaneers. Their five-game winning streak in 2016 started on Nov. 13. Now, in 2017, their current two-game winning streak started on Nov. 12. That’s not to say they are ready to roll through the next few weeks and get back into the playoffs. But there is something about the second half that gets Tampa Bay to make things interesting. This week, the Bucs get a chance to take down the NFC South rival Falcons.
Tampa Bay has taken three of its past four games against Atlanta, with two of those wins coming on the road. This will be the team’s first time visiting the Falcons’ new home, though. The defending NFC champions have been inconsistent throughout 2017, but have beaten the Cowboys and Seahawks in back-to-back weeks. The Bucs are getting this team at a dangerous time.
This series has been a mixed back in the last couple of years, with some close games but also some blowouts. There is plenty of talent to go around in both locker rooms. Which five guys can most impact the outcome of Sunday’s game?