Atlanta Falcons (7-9-0)

    Ryan on first NFL catch: 'Took me 11 years, but it's pretty cool'

    Matt Ryan talks about how it feels to record his first NFL reception and receiving touchdown and jokes about his rout running skills.

    ATL 34, TAM 32

    WRs shine as Evans has record-setting game

    Mike Evans becomes the youngest NFL player to reach 6,000 career receiving yards as Julio Jones and Chris Godwin surpass 100 yards each.

    ATL 34, TAM 32

    Koetter jokes he might attend Monday morning team meeting

    Dirk Koetter says you cannot take anything for granted in the NFL and jokes about his shaky job status after the Bucs close out the season 5-11.

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    Evans' second TD restores Bucs' lead

    Jameis Winston finds Mike Evans for his second receiving touchdown of the day to take a 32-31 lead over the Falcons.

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    Bryant drills game-winning FG

    Matt Bryant hits a 37-yard field goal as time expires to give the Falcons a 34-32 win over the Bucs.

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    Falcons vs. Buccaneers

    The Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Week 17 of the 2018 NFL season.

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    Evans toe taps for TD, becomes youngest WR to 6K yards

    Mike Evans makes a great catch in the end zone and becomes the youngest NFL player to reach 6,000 career receiving yards.

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    Ryan hits Jones for TD before the half

    Matt Ryan caps off the 2-minute drill with a touchdown pass to Julio Jones to end the half.

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    Winston finds Godwin for deep TD

    Jameis Winston hits a streaking Chris Godwin for a 30 yard touchdown pass to put the Bucs up 17-0.

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    Coleman scores go-ahead TD

    Tevin Coleman breaks three tackles on his way to a 23-yard touchdown to give the Falcons a 24-20 lead.

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    Sanu throws TD pass to Ryan on trick play

    Atlanta runs their own version of the Philly Special with Mohammad Sanu throwing a touchdown pass to Matt Ryan.

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    Mike Evans' Perfect Toe-Tap TD Grab!

    Jameis Winston finds Mike Evans in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. The Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Week 17 of the 2018 NFL season.

    ATL 34, TAM 32

    Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Week 17 Game Preview | Around the NFL

    Around the NFL previews the Week 17 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    ATL 34, TAM 32

    Bosher downplays massive hit on Barner's kick return

    Falcons punter Matt Bosher deflects questions when asked about his huge hit on Kenjon Barner to complete a second-quarter kick return.

    ATL 24, CAR 10

    Emotional Heinicke says father would be proud

    Taylor Heinicke says his father, who died when Taylor was in college, would be proud of his perseverance in his first NFL start.

    ATL 24, CAR 10

    At 70, Rams' Wade Phillips leads another dynamite defense

    The Los Angeles Rams haven't been to the playoffs in 13 years. Their roster has only six players with NFL postseason experience, and they're led by the youngest head coach ever to earn a playoff berth.

    In copycat NFL, Seattle's defensive scheme keeps spreading

    The scheme that carried the Seahawks to consecutive Super Bowls (2013-14) has become increasingly popular around the league. It helped Atlanta get to the big game last year and was the catalyst for Jacksonville's stunning turnaround this season. It also got rave reviews down the stretch in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Standings

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) celebrates his touchdown reception with wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)