1:00 PM ET, September 17, 2006
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
By Quarterbacks, All-Time
|Player||No. of Times||Career Games|
|It was over when ...|
|Fred McCrary caught a four-yard touchdown pass to give the Falcons a 14-0 lead -- more than enough against offensively challenged Tampa Bay.||Game ball goes to ...|
|The Falcons' offensive line, which cleared the way for a franchise-record 306 yards rushing against a Buccaneers team that had one of the league's best defenses against the run last season.||Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The Falcons continue to dominate teams in the trenches with their explosive running game, while the Buccaneers continue to struggle to score points. QB Michael Vick and RB Warrick Dunn combined for 261 yards against a Buccaneers defense that struggled to adjust on the backside to the Falcons' zone-blocking schemes. Vick continues to improvise in both the running and passing games, and he was able to keep the Buccaneers' defense off balance all day. The Falcons finished with a franchise-record 306 yards rushing.
Defensively, the Falcons did a great job of making the Buccaneers a one-dimensional offense and taking away their running game. The Falcons were very disruptive attacking up-field gaps and creating penetration, which caused problems to Tampa Bay's blocking patterns. Bucs QB Chris Simms continues to struggle with his decision making and has six interceptions in two games.
Falcons WR Roddy White went out in the first quarter with a rib injury, fumbling on a brutal hit by Jermaine Phillips and Torrie Cox after making an 18-yard catch. ... Simms also set a career high with 53 passes. ... Vick's 127 yards rushing were the third-highest of his career. His best effort was an NFL-record 173 yards in a 2002 overtime victory at Minnesota. ... Koenen is 2-for-8 on field goals this season.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.0||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:49||Michael Vick 1 Yd Run (Michael Koenen Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 65 yds, 1:55
|TD||6:35||Fred Mccrary 4 Yd Pass From Michael Vick (Michael Koenen Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 12 yds, :54
|FG||15:00||Matt Bryant 22 Yd |
Drive: 13 plays, 70 yds, 3:32