After forcing a punt on the Falcons’ opening possession, the Buccaneers offense took over from their own 10-yard line.
Josh Freeman got of to a quick start, hitting on his first two passes, both of them to Mike Williams, bringing them out past the 30-yard line. On the ensuing first-and-10, Doug Martin got his first carry for four yards and got the first down himself on a screen pass good for seven.
Doug Martin found the hole and brought the ball upfield 19 yards on his second carry of the game, bringing the Buccaneers past midfield. With one more carry, Doug Martin touched the ball on four straight plays, gaining 34 yards.
A short completion to Mike William and a batted pass brought K Connor Barth onto the field for a 48-yard field goal try that made it through the uprights.
The Buccaneers take the early lead 3-0 with 6:24 left in the first quarter.