5 winners (and 2 losers) from Buccaneers huge Week 14 win over Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons
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Winner: Calijah Kancey

One of the biggest absences on Sunday was Vita Vea, who missed just his second game of the season with an injury. There was some hope that he'd play in the lead-up to the game but he was ultimately ruled inactive before kickoff.

Vea is one of the best players on the team, but rookie Calijah Kancey helped make up the difference in ways that have Bucs fans excited about what the future holds. He few clutch plays that ended up having a huge impact on the final result even if it didn't feel that seismic at the time.

Perhaps the biggest was Kancey sacking Desmond Ridder near the end of the first half which pushed the Falcons to the edge of Younghoe Koo's range. He ended up missing the kick, which kept three crucial points off the board that Atlanta could have used on its failed comeback drive at the end of the game.

That sack gave Kancey his fourth of the year, which moved him past Warren Sapp and Gerald McCoy for the most sacks by a rookie on the defensive line. He did it in just ten games, which makes it even more incredible that he's having this sort of rookie season so quietly.