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Weekly Coverage Recap: Falcons at Buccaneers

Posted Nov 16, 2013

Take a look at the Falcons' week of preparations as they head into their Week 11 matchup against the Buccaneers, which takes place this Sunday at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium.

Monday

Head coach Mike Smith said the Falcons are quickly approaching their remaining games with a fighting attitude and spoke during his Monday press conference about the team's mentality after their seventh loss.

With Monday being Veterans Day, the Falcons put together a special-thank you message to military members who have served and who are still serving.

S William Moore said he expects to hear from the league about a hit he made in Sunday's loss to Seattle and explained that he's just trying to make plays.

Head coach Mike Smith and LB Paul Worrilow sat down with 790 The Zone's Wes Durham and Dave Archer for the weekly Monday Coaches show to preview the second game of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

AtlantaFalcons.com's AJ Coleman got to hang out with some Nationa Guard sevice members before Sunday's Salute to Service game against Seattle and learned a little bit about why his heroes have chosen to serve the armed forces.

PHOTOS: The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders also showed their support at Sunday's Salute to Service game by sporting camo uniforms at the Georgia Dome as the Falcons took on the Seahawks.

Tuesday

The Falcons visited the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Tuesday to help pack boxes and ship food around the city to play a part in making sure no one in the city goes hungry.

The Falcons' Women's Association also took time to give back to the community this week by participating in a volunteer event at Eagle Ranch in Flowery Branch, Ga.

PHOTOS: The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders got all dressed up to show off their favorite evening wear in the first part of this month's theme gallery.

Wednesday

Out with an injury since Week 2, LB Sean Weatherspoon said when he returns to the field Sunday against the Buccaneers he hopes to be a spark plug that helps the Falcons turn their season around.

QB Matt Ryan said despite being 2-7 and the Buccaneers being 1-8, records won't mean anything when they face off on Sunday as they're both confident teams that are ready to fight.

Despite some frustrations on the field, RB Steven Jackson said he's taking full responsibility and staying positive so he can lead his teammates by example.

Head coach Mike Smith spoke about the roster moves the Falcons made Wednesday, which inlcuded activating LB Sean Weatherspoon and signing T Sean Locklear.

TE Tony Gonzalez was listed on the Falcons' official injury report for the first time this season Wednesday with a toe injury as he did not participate in practice.

The Falcons make a trip to Tampa Bay to clash with the NFC rival Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Week 11 and we've got key facts about the matchup in this week's Wing Tips.

PHOTOS: Undrafted rookie LB Paul Worrilow has entered the Falcons' record books with two straight 19-tackle games. Take a look at some rookies in Falcons history who have made an impact.

Thursday

AtlantaFalcons.com's Jay Adams and Daniel Cox discuss the emergence of rookie LB's Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu while previewing Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay.

WR Roddy White said one of the primary things the Falcons have been missing this year are explosive plays, something the offense will look to improve as they move forward in the season.

Offensive lineman Sean Locklear, who was acquired Wednesday, said he's fitting in well with the Falcons and hopes to keep developing as the practice week progresses.

WR Harry Douglas was added to the Falcons' injury report Thursday as he did not participate along with Tony Gonzalez. Although that marked Gonzalez's second straight day of missing practice, head coach Mike Smith said he never counts out the tight end on gameday.

We go Behind Enemy Lines to see what Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and LB Lavonte Davis had to say about their second matchup of the season against the Falcons.

Each week, we explore the web and list the Falcons' key starters in Week 11 with their projected fantasy football points in our Falcons Fantasy Roundup.

Friday

The linebackers of D-Block dug up some photographic dirt on kicker Matt Bryant and punter Matt Bosher as the special teamers are put on the spot in this week's episode.

Head coach Mike Smith discusses the three keys to picking up a victory against the Buccaneers when they face them in Tampa Bay this Sunday.

NFL Films previews the matchup between the Falcons and the Buccaneers, which Atlanta goes into with a mission to stop explosive plays.

Tight end Tony Gonzalez returned to practice in a limited role Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.

PHOTOS: The 2-7 Falcons travel to Tampa Bay to face the 1-8 Buccaneers in Week 11. Here is a look at sixteen players to watch for from both teams.

The NFC South matchup between the Falcons and Buccaneers takes place Sunday at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium with kick off set for 1:00 p.m.


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