Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Matt Ryan’s touchdown pass to Roddy White in
the fourth quarter helped the Atlanta Falcons to a 27-17 victory over the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Ryan went 20-for-31 for 219 yards, while Steven Jackson added 81 yards and a
touchdown on 16 carries for the Falcons (3-6), who snapped a five-game losing
streak and won for the first time since a 56-14 victory over Tampa Bay on
White had six catches for 72 yards and Julio Jones caught eight passes for 119
yards in the victory.
Josh McCown, returning to the starting quarterback role for the first time
since the September loss to the Falcons, was 27-for-43 for 301 yards with two
touchdowns and two interceptions for the Buccaneers (1-8), who have lost their
last five games. Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins each caught a
touchdown pass in defeat.