Atlanta Falcons vs Bucs predictions: Week 12 a third win in a row?

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 3: Quarterback Matt Ryan
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Our staff writers at Blogging Dirty guess the outcome for the Atlanta Falcons Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It’s Week 12 in the 2017 NFL Season — yes, it has gone by too fast — and the Atlanta Falcons are set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After two-straight wins, the team is looking for their third in a row, which could help solidify them as favorites for a Wild Card spot in the NFC.

They could still aim higher with five of their final six games coming against NFC South foes, like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who they face this week.

Tampa hasn’t been the team they were expected to be after a 9-7 campaign a year ago. They enter this game on a two-game winning streak, but they’re still just 4-6 on the year. Can Atlanta keep their streak going while dousing the Bucs flame? That’s exactly what our writers plan to predict here.

Writer: Ikaika Hall

Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6) at Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

Breakdown: The Atlanta Falcons are beginning to trend upward and are 2-0 in their last two games. Will they find their first conference win of the season and extend that winning streak to 3-0? Their opponent on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are also 2-0 in their last two games. Can the Bucs quiet the surging Falcons? I predict that the Bucs offensive line will struggle to keep the Falcons front four at bay and Atlanta’s offense will continue to build on their momentum.

Prediction: Atlanta 20, Tampa Bay 17