The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be taking a lead into halftime. Each team had a stop within the final two minutes of the half. The quarter ended on a Lavonte David sack of Matt Ryan. The Bucs lead 13-3.
Connor Barth has his two field goals on the day: a 48-yarder on the team’s first possession and a 22-yarder in the second quarter. The second field goal was set up by a blocked punt from special teams standout, Dekoda Watson.
On their first possession of the second quarter, QB Josh Freeman found WR Mike Williams in the back of the end zone for the only touchdown of the day.
Freeman has completed 12 of his 18 passes for 138 yards and the touchdown. Williams, who hauled in the touchdown reception leads the team with five receptions for 42 yards. TE Luke Stocker is the yardage leader with 50 on three catches. His two long receptions, one for 26 yards, helped to set up the touchdown pass. WR Vincent Jackson has been held without a catch so far in the game.
Defensively, Mason Foster leads the team in tackles with seven. The defense has had success rushing the passer with four QB hits. Daniel Te’o-Nesheim and Lavonte David have each registered a sack. David’s came on the last play of the half as the Falcons set up for a long hail mary attempt.
For the Falcons, Matt Ryan has connected on 15 of his 22 attempts. Roddy White leads the team with five receptions and 42 yards. Julio Jones has added 38 yards on two catches. The Falcon running backs have been splitting time in the backfield. Jacquizz Rodgers had 24 yards rushing on three carries while Jason Snelling has 32 total yards.
The Falcon defense has deflected five Josh Freeman passes. Three Falcon defenders have tallied three tackles on the day.
The Buccaneers will have the ball first in the second half and look to pad their 10-point lead.