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Bucs-Falcons: What they're saying, by the numbers

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The poll

What was your favorite moment from Monday's 22-19 victory over the Dolphins?

Back-to-back sacks by Da'Quan Bowers/William Gholston and Gerald McCoy: 47 percent

Lavonte David's safety: 22 percent

Donald Penn's touchdown catch: 16 percent

Bobby Rainey's go-ahead touchdown run: 6 percent

Darrelle Revis' clinching interception: 6 percent

Other: 3 percent

Total: 157 votes

By the numbers

-8 Falcons' turnover margin, 28th in the NFL

6 Consecutive games in which the Bucs' Mike Glennon has thrown a touchdown pass

20-20 Bucs' record against the Falcons

61 Combined points by which the Falcons have lost during their three-game skid

61.6 Passer rating for the Falcons' Matt Ryan during the skid with three touchdowns and seven interceptions

64.3 Rushing yards per game for Atlanta, worst in the NFL

What they're saying

The only thing the Bucs lost on Monday night was the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Brian Billick Fox Sports

The Bucs are a bad team, but they're not as bad as people think. There's a lot of talent on that defense, and Mike Glennon is playing solid football as a rookie quarterback. The Falcons are on a path from first to worst in the NFC South, and a loss in Tampa Bay will show just how far Atlanta has fallen.

Michael David Smith Profootballtalk.com

I've been impressed with Mike Glennon. It doesn't look like they've shrunk the offense for him because of his inexperience. He looks like he's got full command of what (offensive coordinator Mike) Sullivan is trying to do.

Mike Smith Falcons coach

The picks

The Bucs are coming off their first victory Monday night, but they must deal with a short week. The Falcons aren't playing well, but they still have talent. I look for Matt Ryan to come in here and play a good game — for the first time in a while. It's back to reality for the Bucs. Falcons, 27-20.

Pete Prisco CBS Sports

The Bucs never really had the stuff to go winless this season. And sooner or later, they were going to meet up with a team that had more vexing issues than even they did. Meet your mid November Miami Dolphins! And the Falcons really aren't that far behind in terms of the wheels coming off in 2013. The Bucs will double that win total this week against Atlanta. Bucs, 17-13.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

It's the Battle for the Basement Part II. The Falcons have done nothing to show that they'll be able to beat the Bucs, or anyone, on the road. Bucs, 21-13.

Mike Florio Profootballtalk.com

Bucs vs. Falcons

1 p.m., Raymond James Stadium

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM, 95.3-FM

Line/over-under: Pick 'em; 43½

Week 1 Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12Week 13Week 14Week 15Week 16Week 17

Jets 18, Bucs 17

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Saints 16, Bucs 14

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Patriots 23, Bucs 3

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Cards 13, Bucs 10

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Eagles 31, Bucs 20

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Falcons 31, Bucs 23

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Panthers 31, Bucs 13

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'Hawks 27, Bucs 24 OT

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Bucs 22, Dolphins 19

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Falcons

1 today Ch. 13

Lions

1 Nov. 24 Ch. 13

Panthers

1 Dec. 1 Ch. 13

Bills

1 Dec. 8 Ch. 10

49ers

1 Dec. 15 Ch. 13

Rams

1 Dec. 22 Ch. 13

Saints

1 Dec. 29 Ch. 13

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