Buccaneers Opponent Film Study: 2017 Atlanta Falcons Pt. 1
With a two-game winning streak heading into Atlanta, the Buccaneers are looking to get back into the playoff race with a huge divisional win this weekend.
Beating a division rival is always big, but if the Buccaneers can defeat the Falcons in their brand new stadium, then it might just revive a team who’s hopes for playoffs were left for dead just three short weeks ago.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a longshot even if they do win, but it become more believable this team could pull it off coming off their fifth victory than their seventh loss.
The Falcons are no stranger to unmet expectations. Following their Super Bowl run in 2016, this is a team which came into 2017 with aspirations just as high as anyone.
Currently sitting at 6-4 and in third place in the NFC South, they need a win just as much as the Bucs do.
This one isn’t going to be easy. After what we saw against the Jets and Dolphins in the last two weeks, there still isn’t a whole lot of confidence entering this match-up. In fact, I’ve gone on record predicting a 34-17 loss for our beloved Bucs.
I’m not down on the team, but I’ve got to call it how I see it. Both teams have won back-to-back games. Only one of them has beaten an opponent with a winning record in 2017 though.
Games aren’t played on paper though and after getting their first road victory two weeks ago, followed by their first back-to-back wins last week, this is a perfect time to get their first divisional win and victory over a team in the green.
How might they do it? Well, here are two ways.
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