Atlanta Falcons vs Bucs predictions: Week 12 a third win in a row?
Writer: Randy Gurzi
Breakdown: Both teams enter the game on the heels of two-straight wins. For the Atlanta Falcons, that means talk of repeating as Super Bowl representatives for the NFC can begin again — after many jumped ship during their 1-3 stretch. They’re looking like a contender for a Wild Card spot, and all they need to do is get themselves in the tournament.
Both their recent wins helped in that endeavor as the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks were two other teams vying for a spot. Knocking them off helps big time, but they still can do more in the coming weeks as they have two games against the Bucs, two against the NFC South leading New Orleans Saints and one against the Carolina Panthers to end the season. That means they could still get themselves in line for the South title, starting with a win over the Bucs on Sunday.
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Tampa’s two game win streak hasn’t been as impressive. They beat the lowly Jets and Dolphins, and are still without their troublesome finger-eating quarterback Jameis Winston. All they managed to do was make their first-round pick worse. This team is not a threat.
Prediction: Atlanta 31, Tampa Bay 17