Tune in at 1:00 PM ET as the Falcons take on the Bucs. Navin Vaswani will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Greetings and salutations, folks. Falcons and Bucs coming up. Huge game for Tampa Bay this afternoon.
How's this: the Buccaneers have scored more points than the Packers this season, after 10 games, and have a better point differential than GB, +57 to +56.
Tampa's won four in a row. If they want to make the playoffs, their 3-2 home record must improve.
Matt Ryan threw five interceptions last week. Will be interesting to see how he rebounds.
This game is UNDERWAY. Tampa kicks off to Atlanta for a touchback.
Turner gets the ball on first down for two yards. Going up against Tampa's number-one rush defense.
No Eric Wright for Tampa today, on defense.
Turner gets the ball again on 2nd down, picks up 4 or 5 yards up the middle. It'll be 3rd & 4.
Ryan finds Jones complete, near sideline. First down Falcons. Jones out of bounds around the ATL 38.
Back to the ground on 1st down, and Rodgers has a huge gain of 20 yards! Into TB territory. First down.
Great run by Rodgers, bouncing off a tackle and staying on his feet.
Rodgers again on first down, and he picks up another 2 or 3 yards. So ATL challenging ATL early on the ground.
Rodgers again on 2nd down, and he's inside the TB 30. Great little juke by Rodgers to dodge a tackle and pick up the first down and more.
Turner gets the ball on 1st down; no gain, but a flag on the play.
Illegal motion against the Falcons. Five-yard penalty, repeat first down.
Ryan a short pass complete to Turner on 1st down, up the middle. Ryan was out of options downfield, and found Turner for an 8-yard gain. Good protection from the O-line.
On 2nd & 7, Turner gets the ball and runs left, and he's got room. Another Falcons first down.
Ball on the TB 18, as Rodgers gets a yard on first down. Seven out of nine plays so far have been on the ground for the Falcons.
Almost six minutes off the clock on this opening drive.
On 2nd & 10, Ryan hits Gonzalez complete up the middle from the shotgun. That's 190-straight games with a catch for Gonzalez. He's ridiculous.
It's a gain of 7 on the play, setting up 3rd & 3. Crowd gets loud.
Short pass complete on 3rd down, but it's for a loss. Foster the tackle. ATL will have to kick the FG.
31-yard FG is up and GOOD.
Atlanta's up 3-0 after a long opening drive.
Rodgers with 32 yards on 4 carries on that opening drive.
I don't think Ryan had much time, as the pressure was coming.
Lewis with the return for TB, out to about the Bucs' 19. Here comes Josh Freeman and the Tampa offense.
Freeman throws on 1st down, complete to Williams for a gain of 7 yards.
Freeman with time on 2nd down, throws over the middle complete to Martin. First down Bucs.
Freeman very vocal before the snap.
Now Martin gets the ball on 1st down, and he runs right for a gain of 8 yards. What a rookie season for Martin.
On 2nd & 2, Freeman drops back, and has time ... finds Clark over the middle! First down Bucs, a gain of 21 yards, into Falcons territory.