Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be one of the lowest key games in the NFL in Week 7, with the teams having a combined record of 1-9. A single win between the out of form teams means at least one will be able to claim an all important win today, however, for the other the slide will continue. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Falcons have surprised many this season with their terrible form. Coming into Week 7 at 1-4 is the stuff of nightmares for them, and they will be hoping that a win today against a team struggling even more than them will help to kick start their season and get them back on the right path.
The Falcons come into this game having lost three straight games. In Week 3 they lost a tight battle with the Miami Dolphins 23-27, and then actually played quite well but were overcome by the New England Patriots 23-30 in Week 4. However, they then fell to the New York Jets 28-30 in Week 5 to leave their season on the edge of a fully blown crisis.
Atlanta had a Bye week in Week 7 and they will have hoped it was a chance to clear the air in what must be a tense dressing room. It is in fact extraordinary that the Falcons are 1-4, and much of their good offensive work has been completely undone by their poor defense, which has been shockingly absent at times.
In offense the Falcons are ranked 8th in total yards gained per game (391.4 yards), and 12th in points scored (24.4 points per game). Amazingly in pass offense they are ranking second in the entire league, posting 313 yards per game on the pass.
Matt Ryan is 151 of 218 for 1,649 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Meanwhile the Buccaneers are trying to compete with the Jacksonville Jaguars to be the worst team in the NFL this season. They are ranked just above the Jaguars in 31st place for points scored per game (12.8 points), and total yards gained per game (290 yards). Meanwhile in pass they are ranked clear bottom in 32nd with just 190.8 yards per game on pass.
This one should be one that even the Falcons cannot blow, but their fans will know better than to hold their breath with the way things have gone this season so far.
Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network or online through free live stream by clicking here.