Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons on December 5, 2021

History: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All Time Head-to-Head Record (entering 2021 season): Falcons Lead 28-27

Current Streak: Buccaneers have won the last two meetings

Most Recent Matchup: Buccaneers win, 44-27, in Tampa in 2020

Players and Coaches to Know:

Atlanta Falcons

o Head Coach: Arthur Smith

o Quarterback: Matt Ryan

o Other Notable Players: WR Calvin Ridley, TE Kyle Pitts, DT Grady Jarrett, LB Deion Jones

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

o Head Coach: Bruce Arians

o Quarterback: Tom Brady

o Other Notable Players: ILB Lavonte David, OLB Shaquil Barrett, WR Mike Evans, TE Rob Gronkowski

Atanta Falcons 2020 Record: 4-12

Scoring Offense: 16th (24.8 points per game)

Total Offense: 18th (368.4 total yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 27th (95.8 rushing yards per game)

Passing Offense: 5th (272.7 passing yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 19th (25.9 points allowed per game)

Total Defense: 29th (398.4 total yards allowed per game)

Rushing Defense: 6th (104.8 rushing yards allowed per game)

Passing Defense: 32nd (293.6 passing yards allowed per game)

Turnover Margin: T-13th (+3)

Falcons' 2021 Draft Class: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida (Round 1, 4th overall), S Richie Grant, Central Florida (Round 2, 40th overall), T Jalen Mayfield, Michigan (Round 3, 68th overall), CB Darren Hall, San Diego State (Round 4, 108th overall), C Drew Dalman, Stanford (Round 4, 114th overall), DT Ta'Quon Graham, Texas (Round 5, 148th overall), DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Notre Dame (Round 5, 182nd overall), CB Avery Williams, Boise State (Round 5, 183rd overall), WR Frank Darby, Arizona State (Round 6, 187th overall)

Key Veteran Additions: RB Mike Davis, KR Cordarrelle Patterson, S Erik Harris, QB A.J. McCarron, S Duron Harmon

Notable Departures: S Keanu Neal, S Damontae Kazee, C Alex Mack, G Justin McCray, S Ricardo Allen, RB Brian Hill

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