Tom Brady threw for five TD passes and Mike Edwards became the second Buc defender to have a pair of defensive scores in the same regular season game as the Bucs went to 2-0 on the season.  Two of the TD passes were to Rob Gronkowski and after the Falcons pulled to within three going into the fourth quarter, 20 unanswered points put the game away.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Fournette 11-52, Jones 6-27, Brady 1-6, Gabbert 3-(-3). FALCONS: Davis 9-38, Patterson 7-11, Ryan 2-3, Smith 2-3. PASSING BUCS: Brady 36-24-276-0-5. FALCONS: Ryan 46-35-300-3-2, Rosen 2-0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Evans 5-75, Godwin 4-62, Gronkowski 4-39, Fournette 4- 24, Bernard 2-16, Howard 1-21, Brown 1-17, Jones 1-9, Brate 1- 8, Johnson 1-5. FALCONS: Ridley 7-63, Davis 7-25, Pitts 5-73, Gage 5-28, Zaccheaus 2-22, Smith 1-9, Sharpe 1-8, Blake 1-8, Hurst 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Edwards 2-46, Barrett 1-3. FALCONS:  none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Mickens 1-24, Miller 1-19, Bernard 1-16. FALCONS: Williams 4-59, Patterson 1-27. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: none. FALCONS: Williams 2-11. SACKS BUCS: Suh 1-7. FALCONS: Davidson 1-8, Jones 1-7, Fowler 1-2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48  Atlanta Falcons 25 Sunday 19 September 2021      at Raymond James Stadium
GAME SCORING TB 7-0 12:22-1Q Gronkowski 20 pass from Brady (Succop) TB 14-0 14:07-2Q Gronkowski 1 pass from Brady (Succop) ATL 14-7 11:48-2Q Patterson 10 run (Yoo kick) TB 21-7 0:43-2Q Evans 3 pass from Brady (Succop kick) ATL 21-10 0:00-2Q Koo FG36 TB 28-10 12:43-3Q Evans 1 pass from Brady (Succop kick) ATL 28-17 6:35-3Q Ridley 3 pass from Ryan (Koo kick) ATL 28-25 1:45-3Q Patterson 7 pass from Ryan (Ryan run) TB 35-24 9:18-4Q Godwin 12 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 41-24 7:53-4Q Edwards 31 interception return (kick failed) TB 48-24 4:01-4Q Edwards 15 interception return (Succop)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DL 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DL 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DL 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 90 Pierre-Paul RT 78 Wirfs LILB 45 White TE 87 Gronkowski RILB 54 David TE 80 Howard ROLB 58 Barrett WR 13 Evans CB 35 Dean WR 14 Godwin CB 24 Davis QB 12 Brady S 33 Whitehead RB 27 Jones S 31 Winfield PLAYED 3 Succop, 7 Fournette, 8 Pinion, 9 Tryon-Shoyinka, 10 Miller, 11 Gabbert, 18 Johnson, 25 Bernard, 26 Adams, 30 Delaney, 32 Edwards, 43 Cockrell, 46 Tinker, 48 Stuard, 51 Minter, 52 Britt, 56 Nunez-Roches, 72 Wells, 79 O’Connor, 81 Brown, 84 Brate, 85 Mickens, 96 McLendon, 98 Nelson DID NOT PLAY 64 Stinnie, 70 Hainsey INACTIVES 1 Darden, 2 Trask, 21 Vaughn, 60 Leverett, 94 Davis
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Rob Gronkowski had a pair of touchdowns giving him four for the season - this is the second Mike Evans also had a pair - this is his second one too And Mike Edwards emulated Ronde Barber and Dwight Smith with two pick sixes in a game
COMMENTARY CREW    Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen
NFL RESULTS - WEEK 2 Washington 30 NY Giants 29 Tampa Bay 48 Atlanta 25 Chicago 20 Cincinnati 17 Cleveland 31 Houston 21 LA Rams 27 Indianapolis 24 Buffalo 35 Miami 0 New England 25 NY Jets 6 San Francisco 17 Philadelphia 11 Las Vegas 26 Pittsburgh 17 Carolina 26 New Orleans 7 Denver 23 Jacksonville 13 Arizona 34 Minnesota 33 Dallas 20 LA Chargers 17 Tennessee 33 Seattle 30 Baltimore 36 Kansas City 35 Green Bay 35 Detroit 17