After two weeks at home the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road again in Week 12, albeit for a short trip up to Atlanta to take on their NFC South rivals, the Falcons, on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Buccaneers will be looking for their second road win in division play, following a Week Two victory in Charlotte, but they'll be facing a resurgent Atlanta team coming off dominant wins over New Orleans and Carolina.
Tampa Bay will try to shake off a disappointing home loss to the Saints in Week 11 and even their road record in 2019 to 3-3. The Bucs' last win in Atlanta came in the 2016 season opener; they are still looking for their first victory in the three-year-old Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons are just 1-3 at home so far this season.
Next Sunday's game will pit two 3-7 teams, as the Falcons have fought back from a 1-7 start to win consecutive road games, beating the Saints 26-9 and the Panthers 29-3. Atlanta has not allowed a touchdown in two weeks and its defense has come up with 11 sacks in that span. On offense, the Falcons can still air it out with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, as Atlanta has produced the second-most passing yards per game in the league so far this year.
Tampa Bay will be looking to rebound from a 34-17 loss to the Saints in which they hurt themselves with too many self-inflicted wounds, including four turnovers. The Bucs had hoped to start a winning streak after rallying for a win over Arizona in Week 10, but quarterback Jameis Winston was picked off four times, marring his fifth consecutive 300-yard passing game. Mike Evans enters the game needing just seven yards to become the second player in NFL history to open his career with six straight 100-yard receiving games.