Falcons Rally for 28-24 Win over Buccaneers

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TAMPA, FL – Eric Weems scored on a 102-yard kickoff
return and Matt Ryan threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael
Jenkins as the Atlanta Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit to
beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-24 on Sunday for their sixth
straight victory.

Ryan led his sixth fourth-quarter comeback of the season for the
NFC South leaders, keeping a 10-play, 67-yard march alive with a
25-yard completion to Roddy White on third-and-20. The Falcons
(10-2) also benefited from a couple of costly penalties on the
Bucs.

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Rookie LeGarrette Blount rushed for 103 yards and fullback
Earnest Graham threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to John Gilmore for
Tampa Bay (7-5), which fell to 0-5 against teams with winning
records.

Josh Freeman drove the Bucs into Falcons territory on the team’s
final possession, but Brent Grimes’ interception ended the threat.