Falcons 28, Bucs 24

TAMPA, Fla. - Eric Weems scored on a 102-yard kickoff return and Matt Ryan threw a 9-yard TD pass to Michael Jenkins as Atlanta (10-2) rallied from a 10-point deficit for its sixth straight victory.

Ryan kept a 10-play, 67-yard march alive with a 25-yard completion to Roddy White on third and 20.

Rookie LeGarrette Blount rushed for 103 yards for Tampa Bay (7-5), which fell to 0-5 against teams with winning records.

Atlanta 7 7 0 14 – 28

Tampa Bay 7 7 3 7 – 24

First quarter

Atl–Turner 5 run (Bryant kick), 6:23.

TB–Blount 6 run (Barth kick), :25.

Second quarter

Atl–Mughelli 17 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 4:37.

TB–M.Williams 1 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), :15.

Third quarter

TB–FG Barth 33, 11:34.

Fourth quarter

TB–Gilmore 2 pass from Graham (Barth kick), 10:24.

Atl–Weems 102 kickoff return (Bryant kick), 10:03.

Atl–Jenkins 9 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 4:31.

A: 53,955.

Atl   TB

First downs 20   19

Total Net Yards 290   325

Rushes-yards 27-85   29-151

Passing 205   174

Punt Returns 1-10   3-13

Kickoff Returns 5-181   5-119

Interceptions Ret. 1-33   2-31

Comp-Att-Int 18-36-2   20-39-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0   1-9

Punts 5-40.8   7-43.6

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   0-0

Penalties-Yards 6-55   9-102

Time of Possession 28:00   32:00

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Atlanta, Turner 24-88, Ryan 3-(minus 3). Tampa Bay, Blount 20-103, Freeman 4-28, Benn 2-10, C.Williams 2-8, Stroughter 1-2.

Passing: Atlanta, Ryan 18-36-2-205. Tampa Bay, Freeman 19-38-1-181, Graham 1-1-0-2.

Receiving: Atlanta, White 7-74, Gonzalez 3-38, Mughelli 3-32, Jenkins 3-30, Douglas 1-21, G.Johnson 1-10. Tampa Bay, Stroughter 6-48, M.Williams 5-59, Winslow 3-26, Gilmore 2-6, C.Williams 2-6, Benn 1-28, Purvis 1-10.