No one was really sure what they would get out of the Falcons against the Bucs this week. On the one hand there was a team who had wrapped up home-field advantage and a first-round bye in the playoffs, but then there was the team that said they wanted to hang on to their momentum and play to win.
The Falcons started their starters on Sunday and they played the entire first half, but there was a sense that Atlanta wasn't pulling out all the stops in their playbook to beat the Bucs. Atlanta also had to struggle through the first half with a handful of injuries to some of their starters. They were already without backup corner
The Falcons used backup corner/safety
Atlanta entered halftime facing a 13-3 deficit. Falcons QB
Although the first half wasn't as exciting as some of the Falcons home crowd has seen, they did witness a number of records come from the Falcons.
The third catch on the day from
Ryan entered the game with 571 pass attempts on the season, tied for a franchise record. His first pass attempt of the game gave him the record for pass attempts in a season by a Falcons QB.