Tom Brady threw for five touchdown 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 TE 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
SCORING TB 12:22-1Q Gronkowski 20 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 14:07-2Q Gronkowski 1 pass from Brady (Succop kick) ATL 11:48-2Q Patterson 10 run (Yoo kick) TB 0:43-2Q Evans 3 pass from Brady (Succop kick) ATL 0:00-2Q Koo FG36 TB 12:43-3Q Evans 1 pass from Brady (Succop kick) ATL 6:35-3Q Ridley 3 pass from Ryan (Koo kick) ATL 1:45-3Q Patterson 7 pass from Ryan (Ryan run) TB 9:18-4Q Godwin 12 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 7:53-4Q Edwards 31 interception return (kick failed) TB 4:01-4Q Edwards 15 interception return (Succop kick)
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
COMMENTARY CREW Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen
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