The Tampa Bay Buccaneers captains, QB Josh Freeman, CB Ronde Barber, LB Adam Hayward, WR Vincent Jackson, DT Gerald McCoy and LS Andrew Economos, took to center field for the coin toss. In celebration of the Buccaneers’ Play 60 Week, on the field as honorary captains were the various winners of the 2012 Buccaneers Coach of the Week.
Tampa Bay won the toss (making it 11 of 12 coin tosses won) and have elected to defer. The Atlanta Falcons will receive today’s opening kickoff.
Michael Koenen’s opening kick flew out the back of the end zone for a touchback. The Falcons will begin the game at the 20-yard line.