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Falcons-Buccaneers Game Notes


ATLANTA-- Game notes from the Falcons-Buccaneers game at the Georgia Dome on November 29, 2009.

  • With a win over the Buccaneers, Atlanta remains undefeated at the Georgia Dome this year with a 5-0 record. Under Head Coach Mike Smith, the Falcons are now 12-1 at home as Smith has improved his career record to 8-2 in games following a loss.
  • Atlanta's win over Tampa Bay continued their home winning streak which has now reached eight games. The streak ranks second in the NFL to the Indianapolis Colts (11 games).
  • Atlanta quarterback Chris Redmansaw his first significant action since 2007 when he entered the game, filling in for an injured Matt Ryan. With 23 seconds remaining in the contest on a fourth down play, Redman found wide receiver Roddy Whitein the endzone for the game-winning touchdown. The seven-year quarterback finished the game having completed 23 of 41 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns for an 89.8 passer rating. His completions tied his second-highest game total and his attempts marked his second-highest career mark.
  • Since entering the contest in the first quarter of play, quarterback Chris Redman completed eight of nine passes (eight-consecutive) for 107 yards and one touchdown in a span leading to the first offensive possession of the third quarter.
  • Quarterback Chris Redman completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to running back Jerious Norwood, giving the Falcons a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. The touchdown pass was the first for Redman since the 2007 season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. The Falcons score also consisted of a six-play, 58-yard drive which consumed 2:46 off the clock.
  • Wide receiver Roddy White caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the fourth quarter on a throw from quarterback Chris Redman. White has now registered seven touchdowns this season, tying a career-high which he set last year. He finished the contest with five receptions for 57 yards.
  • Jerious Norwood's22-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was his first score of the season and first receiving touchdown since December 21, 2008 at Minnesota. He has now recorded three career receiving touchdowns.
  • Falcons kicker Jason Elam gave Atlanta its first points of the game on a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter. The conversion marked the 263rd consecutive game he has scored at least one point, a streak that ranks second in NFL history to Morten Andersen (360 games). Elam finished the day with two field goals and two PATs for an eight-point game.
  • Atlanta defensive tackle Jonathan Babineauxrecorded the Falcons lone sack of the game (5th of the season) and forced a fumble on the play in the fourth quarter. The sack came on a third down and forced a Buccaneers punt.
  • The Falcons held Tampa Bay to three of 12 on third down conversions (25 percent), the lowest percentage for an opponent this season and the lowest since a Week 5 meeting at San Francisco (4-14-29 percent).
  • Running back Jerious Norwood posted his longest rush of the season with an 18-yard carry in the second quarter. It was also his longest rush since the 2008 season finale against St. Louis (45 yards).
  • With his first reception of the game in the first quarter, TE Tony Gonzalezincreased his consecutive games with a reception streak to 142.
  • Falcons third round draft selection Christopher Owensstarted his first career contest at cornerback.


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