3 Playoff teams the Atlanta Falcons beat in the 2022 season
1. Atlanta Falcons-30 Tampa Bay Bucs-17
While the actual win against Tampa Bay might have happened against quarterback Kyle Trask and Tampa’s backups the Falcons are simply happy to have finally beaten Tampa. Since Tom Brady has joined the Bucs Tampa has swept Atlanta twice and could have a third time if Brady was left in this game.
However, unlike some head coaches in this league, Todd Bowles was wise enough to pull his starters and get ready for the playoffs not risking his team in a meaningless game. It is worth noting that while Brady was in this game Desmond Ridder and the Falcons played Tampa to a tie holding to score 10-10 before the plug was pulled on Tampa’s starters for the afternoon.
Of the three wins against playoff teams this season this was obviously by far the least impressive. If Tom Brady stays in this game Atlanta isn’t finishing the game even against this version of Tampa Bay. Though it might be with an asterisk this will go down as Brady’s first loss to Atlanta and Falcons fans couldn’t be happier to see the GOAT finally lose a game to Atlanta even if it happened as a spectator from the bench.