Falcons-Bucs preview for JoeBucsFan.com

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Hello Joe Bucs Fan!

The final 6 weeks of the Bucs season... maybe just regular season? And they couldn't be more important. The quarterbacks they face: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan (twice).

Ryan is this weekend, and the Bucs know not to go by his last game, when he threw 5 picks against Arizona. Matty Ice is having the best season of his 5-year career.  He leads the league in passing yards, 68 percent completion percentage. His team is 9-1, divison leaders.

What the Bucs have to do here is put pressure on Ryan. The Falcons haven't been running the ball too well, and that's the strength of the Bucs' defense... stopping the run. So, making Ryan uncomfortable back there, throw him off his rhythm, is paramount to beating the Falcons.

These are two of the top 3 offenses in the NFC. The numbers say this should be a shootout. When you say that, that's probably what the game won't turn into...

But it's another opportunity for the Bucs to prove, they are for real, and get to within 2 games of the front-running Falcons.

I'm Dave Wirth and I'll see you at the game.


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