Bucs host Bears, win NFC South title
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the NFC South with a 24-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.
The Bucs (6-2) have now won six straight against the Falcons (4-5).
The Bucs have now outscored their opponents, including a 49-6 advantage in third-down conversions.
Tampa Bay also had an NFL-best 17 points from Devin Funchess, who led the team with 21 catches for 257 yards.
FuncheSS also had a team-high 11 tackles.
The Buccaneers also outscouted the Falcons in the red zone, as Tampa Bay outscores Atlanta by a combined 27-13.
The Falcons lost to the Saints by a 33-20 score on Sunday.
“I think we had our best offensive performance of the year,” coach Dirk Koetter said.
“We have to be better on defense.
I think we’re going to be OK.”
The Bucs will play the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
Tampa is 3-0 in its past four home games.
The Saints are 0-3 in their past five.
The last time the Bucs played the Saints was in 2011.
Bucs fans will be hoping for a better performance against a team they are trying to beat.
“The fans of Tampa Bay are very passionate and they are a great city,” Koetter told reporters.
They are a talented team, and I think they deserve to win a Super Bowl.” “
If we can play well enough on defense, we should be fine.
They are a talented team, and I think they deserve to win a Super Bowl.”
The Buccaneers’ win over Atlanta marked the first win over a top-10 defense for the Bucs since a 24, 27-23 win over Arizona in Week 2.
The victory came at the start of a three-game road trip, which included a home game against the New York Giants.
The Giants have been shutout in their last four games, but Koetter did not elaborate on why they were shut out.
He said the Panthers and Falcons played a bit better.
“There’s no doubt that Atlanta and Carolina are going to play good football,” Koeter said.
Tampa has won four of five, including wins over the Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans.
The game will be broadcast nationally by FOX Sports 1.
Bucs coach Dirk “Doc” Dirk Koeter was interviewed on Monday.