Overall Grade: C-
Q4 Grade: D
The Bucs gave up yardage quick during the Falcons first drive of the 4th quarter, but almost made a nice goal line stand until a horrendously-wrong pass interference call on third down gave Atlanta a first down.
On the Falcons final drive, the defense just couldn't get off the field when the team needed it to, leaving the offense with just ten seconds to try and score.
Q3 Grade: C-
Leonard Johnson covering Julio Jones is just unfair. That is all.
Q2 Grade: C+
Do the Bucs have anyone who can cover Tony Gonzalez? So far, the future HoF tight end 43 yards on three receptions. But then again, giving Matt Ryan enough time to throw so that his receivers can get open is not helping.
Such is the reaction of a hardcore Falcons fan after Ronde Barber intercepts Matt Ryan for 28 yards.
Q1 Grade: C
The Bucs run defense may have met their match. Jacquizz Rodgers is small enough to make guys miss (he's only 5'6''), and strong enough to break tackles. On his first run, he just shrugged both Mark Barron and Lavonte David off and continued on for 20 yards.