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Buccaneers Defeat Falcons, 23-20, in Week 8

Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta in overtime to improve to 3-4.

Photos from Buccaneers vs. Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The Buccaneers defeated the Falcons, 23-20, in overtime in Week 8 of the regular season in Atlanta on Sunday. The Falcons came back from a 17-point deficit at halftime, scoring the tying touchdown with 17 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but a Connor Barth field goal on the Bucs' first drive of OT proved to be the difference. Barth finished the day three-for-three in field goals and has yet to miss this season.

For the third game in a row, Jameis Winston finished the day without being intercepted. He hasn't been picked off since the Bucs' loss to the Panthers back in Week 5. Winston finished the game completing 16 of 29 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a score.

He converted three third-down passes in overtime to march the Bucs into field goal range.

The Bucs finished the day plus-four in turnovers after recovering three fumbles and intercepting Matt Ryan once. Kwon Alexander accounted for two of those turnovers, ripping a ball from Julio Jones' hands in the first quarter and intercepting Ryan later in the first half. Alexander was also the Bucs' leading tackler with 11.

Doug Martin's three-game streak of rushing for 100 yards or more was snapped. He carried the ball 23 times for 73 yards. His counterpart, Devonta Freeman, who entered the game as the NFL's leading rusher, finished with 88 yards.

The Bucs will return to Raymond James Stadium with a 3-4 record next weekend to take on the New York Giants.

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