Falcons vs. Buccaneers: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent INovember 25, 2012

The Atlanta Falcons had a close shave against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12, winning on the road by a score of 24-23.

Matt Ryan was highly efficient in the victory, completing 26-of-32 passes for 353 yards and one touchdown, though he did throw an interception to Ronde Barber.

Jacquizz Rodgers led the Falcons with 49 yards on the ground, and both he and Michael Turner ran for one touchdown.

Rookie running back Doug Martin ran in two touchdowns, but the Falcons kept him under wraps for most of the game, as he finished with just 50 yards on 21 carries.

Josh Freeman wasn't quite as sharp as he's been of late, and though he didn't turn the ball over, he also didn't throw a single touchdown pass. 

The Falcons improved to an NFC-best record of 10-1 and will host the New Orleans Saints on short rest on Thursday Night Football in Week 13. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers fell to 6-5 and will travel to face the Denver Broncos next Sunday.

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