Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a matchup that sees two teams in different places in their process take the field in Week 2. Let’s take a look at the current NFL odds, a prediction for the game, the TV channel, and how to live stream the Falcons vs. Buccaneers Week 2 NFL game.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds and prediction for Week 2
Odds from DraftKings sportsbook.
- Spread: Buccaneers -12
- Moneyline: Falcons +525, Buccaneers -760
- Over/Under: 52 (Over -110, Under -110)
It took the Buccaneers until the last second of the first game of the 2021 NFL season to emerge victorious over the Dallas Cowboys. In a game that looked like a potential NFC Championship Game preview, the Buccaneers had strong performances from both their offense and defense.
However, there was little in the way of positives for the Falcons. In losing 32-6 to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Falcons were dominated in all aspects. They amassed just 260 total yards, with their passing game particularly struggling. On 35 passing attempts, the Falcons could manage just 164 yards, while Matt Ryan was sacked 3 times.
The biggest concern for the Falcons is that the Eagles had their way with the Atlanta defense, both on the ground and through the air. Philadelphia averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 yards per rush attempt. Against a potent Buccaneers offense, that is a major issue.
Falcons vs. Buccaneers prediction
In the series history, these two teams are extremely close at 28-27. However, all that really matters is the record since Tom Brady has been in Tampa Bay. That record sits at 2-0 with one close victory and one easy win for Tampa.
These two teams look to be in opposite places right now. Atlanta’s offensive line has never lived up to its potential, and their defense has been embarrassing for multiple years. New head coach Arthur Smith will have to fix some of these issues — and quickly — if he doesn’t want a short stint in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers returned all 22 starters and are primed for another Super Bowl run. In PFN’s Week 2 power rankings, the Buccaneers sit atop the list, while the Falcons are languishing at 30th. This game should not even be remotely close when the clock hits zero on Sunday.
Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers 34, Falcons 17
How to watch Falcons vs. Buccaneers this week
- Start: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday
- Channel: FOX
- Live streaming options:
- Hulu + Live TV
- YouTube TV