Falcons WR Julio Jones dominates Buccaneers

That would be Mohamed Sanu, who maintained his flawless passer rating with this impressive deep ball to Julio Jones.

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 27-of-44 passes for 283 yards in the Bucs' 34-20, Week 12 loss to the Falcons.

The Bucs (4-7) saw their two-game win streak end, unable to stop the Falcons offense and Julio Jones, who had 253 receiving yards, most ever by a Bucs opponent.

The first Jones touchdown came on a trick play, with receiver Mohamed Sanu throwing for a 51-yard touchdown and a 10-3 lead in the second quarter.

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Matt Bryant had two first-half field goals for the Falcons, hitting from 49 and 36 yards, while Patrick Murray connected from 36 and 27 yards for the Buccaneers.

The Falcons touchdown broke a 3-3 tie in the second quarter. He had two touchdown passes with the Cincinnati Bengals. Coleman finished with 97 yards rushing on 19 carries. Neither Ryan nor Ryan had an interception. Against the Falcons, they scored 18 points in the second half. The Bucs had RT Demar Dotson and C Ali Marpet leave with knee injuries and RB Doug Martin suffer a concussion, all in the second quarter. Jones even helped with the running game on a jet sweep since the Falcons are without Devonta Freeman. In what was originally thought to be a huge NFC South showdown, the Bucs ill be looking to keep their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the Dirty Birds in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Since Ryan Fitzpatrick has taken over for the Buccaneers for the injured Jameis Winston, the defense finally picked up where they left off last season. Up next, the Buccaneers will take on the Green Bay Packers on the road this weekend at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

  • Stacy Allen