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NFL Week 5 Game Recap: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21, Atlanta Falcons 15

Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In a divisional battle that was tight to the end, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 21-15.

Offensive spotlight: It wouldn’t be right if this offensive highlight weren’t given to Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette, who led the Bucs in carries (14), rushing yards (56), rushing touchdowns (1), targets (11), receptions (10), receiving yards (83) and receiving touchdowns (1). Fournette finished the game with a first-run PFF grade of 91.9.

Defensive spotlight: Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett has been a difference-maker this year, despite less-than-ideal help around him on the front seven. Jarrett earned an 86.2 grade on first review; he even got a sack on Brady on a crucial third down that could have given the Falcons the ball back, though the play was nullified by a questionable roughing the passer call. 

Rookie spotlight: Pending review, Buccaneers rookie defensive lineman Logan Hall finished the contest with his highest grade yet at 68.2. A big reason for that was Hall getting the second sack of his career.

Offensive line spotlight: The Bucs' pass-blocking unit, which has been under fire as of late, held up well against the Falcons, earning a pass-blocking grade of 77.2 and not allowing a sack on the day. They also held the Falcons to just four total pressures and a 10% pass rush win rate.

Box Score

Passing
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Marcus Mariota 18.0 14 / 25 147 5.9 1 0 5 86.6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Tom Brady 22.7 35 / 52 351 6.8 1 0 0 92.7
Rushing
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Marcus Mariota 18.0 7 61 8.7 0 23 0
Avery Williams 10.1 3 11 3.7 1 8 0
Tyler Allgeier 4.5 13 45 3.5 0 17 0
Caleb Huntley 3.4 8 34 4.2 0 22 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Leonard Fournette 35.9 14 56 4.0 1 14 0
Tom Brady 22.7 3 -3 -1.0 0 -1 0
Chris Godwin 12.3 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
Rachaad White 7.2 5 14 2.8 0 7 0
Receiving
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Olamide Zaccheaus 11.9 4 2 39 9.8 1 20
Avery Williams 10.1 2 2 10 5.0 0 10
KhaDarel Hodge 8.3 5 3 33 6.6 0 13
Drake London 7.5 7 4 35 5.0 0 15
Anthony Firkser 2.1 1 1 11 11.0 0 11
Bryan Edwards 2.0 1 1 10 10.0 0 10
Parker Hesse 1.9 1 1 9 9.0 0 9
Damiere Byrd 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Feleipe Franks 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Leonard Fournette 35.9 11 10 83 7.5 1 21
Chris Godwin 12.3 6 6 61 10.2 0 20
Mike Evans 12.1 8 4 81 10.1 0 40
Cade Otton 10.3 7 6 43 6.1 0 12
Scotty Miller 7.5 7 4 35 5.0 0 12
Rachaad White 7.2 4 3 28 7.0 0 12
Russell Gage 6.0 6 2 20 3.3 0 14
Kyle Rudolph 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0

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