Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6) at Atlanta Falcons (6-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
The Line: Atlanta Falcons -10 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tampa Bay Bucs look to pull off the divisional road upset as they head into Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Sunday.
The Bucs look to shake off their ugly play on the road as they take on the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday with a chance to play spoiler on the line as they will need a strong effort from backup pivot Ryan Fitzpatrick who looks as though he could be behind center for the rest of the season as Jameis Winston battles injury and the team is virtually out of the playoff mix. Tampa came into the season as a team many had projected not only for a playoff spot but as a team who could potentially make some noise in the NFC as they added some key pieces to an offense that already included Winston, Doug Martin, and of course Mike Evans. The Bucs defense also made some strides with Gerald McCoy and Vernon Hargreaves manning the ship but overall they haven’t had a strong season and in this spot they take on a Falcons side that has some very nice offensive pieces and is playing at home.
The Falcons head into Sunday’s divisional show down with the Bucs sitting with a 6-4 record but are just 2-2 at home this season where they have historically been very tough to beat and are on alert for an upset here against a Bucs team with nothing to lose. Atlanta is coming off a heartbreaking defeat in the Super Bowl last season and many expected the hangover would be so severe that they would completely implode and while they haven’t looked great at times this season they are still in the hunt for the playoffs and have a great shot at least a wild card spot out of the NFC.
The Bucs are 0-5 ATS in their last five against the NFC and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six on the road while the Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last five against the NFC and 5-2 ATS in their last seven against a team with a losing record. Atlanta needs a statement win here but this line is way too high for a divisional show down against a Bucs side who still has talent on offense and should keep this one tight.