The Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played a grand total of 55 games against each other in their history and the lead is currently with Atlanta all-time.
The Bucs became a team exactly ten years after the Falcons and the two teams have only been in the same division since 2002 when the new NFC South was established.
These two teams have played some close games and a few games that were anything but close – specifically thinking back to the 56-14 win by the Falcons back in 2014 when Devin Hester broke the return record with Deion Sanders in the house.
Safe to say the Buccaneers have provided the Falcons with many memorable moments and hopefully another one will come on today in a game that will determine if the Bucs can tie the series record.
The Atlanta Falcons currently have the series lead but that could change to a tie on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons hold the all-time lead between these two teams by a single game – 28-27.
It is in serious jeopardy for Atlanta as they looked like a team struggling to do anything right against the Eagles. With all due respect to Philadelphia, the Buccaneers are a whole different animal.
Arthur Smith has his work cut out for him. He has to get his team to cut down on the penalties, the stupid mistakes, and simply perform like an NFL team. He also has to scheme up plays that will give the Falcons any advantage they can find.
The biggest deciding factor on if the Bucs can tie up the series record will come down to both sides of the line for Atlanta – especially the offensive line.
The offensive line was brutalized by a good Eagles front and unfortunately for Atlanta, it will not be any easier against the Bucs. This is a defensive line that Tampa was able to ride to a Super Bowl victory by destroying Patrick Mahomes on seemingly every play.
It will take a lot if the Atlanta Falcons want to gain a two-game advantage on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, if they do not, the all-time record will be a tied following the second game of the season for each team.