Buccaneers-Falcons: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 34-20 loss

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a first down catch as Bucs cornerback Ryan Smith (29) defends during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a first down catch as Bucs cornerback Ryan Smith (29) defends during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
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Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs’ 34-20 loss to the Falcons on Sunday:

253

Receiving yards for Falcons receiver Julio Jones, the most ever by any player against the Bucs. The previous high was Hakeem Nicks’ 199 yards in 2012.

138

Receiving yards for Jones at halftime, the second-most of his career. He gained 170 in a game early last season against the Panthers.

133

Bucs’ total yards at halftime.

8,649

Career receiving yards for Jones through 90 games, breaking Lance Alworth’s record of 8,502.

563

Career catches for Jones through 90 games, breaking Anquan Boldin’s record of 558.

7

Games in which Jones has gained 100 receiving yards against the Bucs. Steve Smith’s eight games is the most.

3

Games in which Jones has scored multiple touchdowns against the Bucs, tying him with Cris Carter, Jerry Rice and Sterling Sharpe.

51

Yards Jones gained on a touchdown pass from receiver Mohamed Sanu in the second quarter. It was the fourth-longest play of the season for the Falcons.

158.3

Sanu’s career passer rating. He has completed all six of his passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns.

10

Plays in which the Falcons gained 20 or more yards.

2

Plays in which the Bucs gained 20 or more yards.

6

Drives, out of nine, that resulted in points for the Falcons. They came into the game scoring points on 43.3 percent of drives.

7

Games in which the Bucs have trailed at halftime.

5

Games in which the Bucs have allowed at least 30 points.

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