Gameday Coverage Recap: Falcons at Buccaneers

Posted Nov 17, 2013

Take a look at our entire coverage from the Falcons' 41-28 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

A tough game with the Buccaneers left the Falcons with their fourth straight loss and a 2-8 record while finding a way to move on quickly to take on their other division rivals, the New Orleans Saints, this Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

PHOTOS: Check out our gameday pictures from the Falcons' second meeting of the season with the Buccaneers.


Get an exclusive look at the Falcons' ride around Tampa Bay as they made their way to Raymond James Stadium to face the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Game Highlights

QB Matt Ryan hits WR Harry Douglas for an 80 yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Bucs.

Antone Smith takes the ball 50 yards to score in the fourth quarter, making it the running back's first career touchdown.

Wide receiver Roddy White catches a 6 yard pass at the goal line, and although the ball was fumbled and then recovered by tight end Levine Toilolo, White's catch was later ruled a touchdown.


Head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan said the Falcons will stay resilient and keep searching for answers after an 'unacceptable' game with the Buccaneers that marked their fourth straight loss.

Tony Gonzalez said the Falcons' preformance against the Bucs was embarassing and that the entire team is accountable, but that they have to find a way to rebound in time for Thursday's game against the Saints.

Antone Smith said his goal is always to take advantage of any opportunity that comes his way, which he did Sunday by scoring his first career touchdown.

Despite a 2-8 record after their fourth straight loss, Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank expressed his confidence and support of head coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, saying they've earned his trust over the last five years.

Coming off of another tough loss, the Falcons now have to make a quick turnaround as they face the Saints at the Georgia Dome this Thursday.

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