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Falcons vs. Buccaneers: a quick look at the series history

Fact: Ty Sambrailo has never used a sharpie

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s always a good time when the Falcons face off against the Buccaneers, especially when the Falcons walk away with a W. Unfortunately, the Falcons are not good at football this season. Or maybe they are just being victimized by bad coaching—we’re still trying to figure that out.

Let’s take a look at this storied series history before kickoff tomorrow, shall we?

The Falcons currently hold a 28-25 lead in this series, having won 6 of the last 7 matchups. Before the Buccaneers beat the Falcons in late November last year, they hadn’t beat them since September of 2016.

These teams first played on November 27, 1977, a thrilling 17-0 Falcons victory. Haskel Stanback took it to the house twice in that game, both 1-yard rushes. Interestingly that game came in the middle of Stanback’s best year as a professional: He’d rack up 1,134 all-purpose yards that season, including 6 touchdowns. Here’s to you, Haskel.

These teams last played during Week 17 in 2019, a 28-22 Falcons victory in overtime. If you recall, Deion Jones intercepted Jamies Winston during the first play of overtime and ran the ball back for a touchdown. In regulation, Ty Sambrailo caught a 35-yard touchdown pass, rumblin’ and tumblin’ as he went.

Your thoughts about the series history, Falcoholics?