The Atlanta Falcons took a beating on opening day with a 32-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. By now, you have to be tired of seeing that score line and ready to move on to Week 2. However, things won’t be any easier as the Falcons travel to Tampa to face off against their NFC South rival and defending Super Bowl champions.
Let’s see who the experts are picking to win this weekend’s matchup between Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
|Falcons vs Buccaneers (Week 2)|
|Mark Schofield||Touchdown Wire||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(1-0)|
|John Breech||CBS Sports||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(0-1)|
|Pete Prisco||CBS Sports||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(0-1)|
|Michael Rothstein||ESPN||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(0-1)|
|Gregg Rosenthal||NFL||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(1-0)|
|Mike Florio||Pro Football Talk||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(0-1)|
|Nate Davis||USA Today||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(0-1)|
|Lorenzo Reyes||USA Today||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(0-1)|
|Jarrett Bell||USA Today||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(1-0)|
|Bill Bender||Sporting News||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||(1-0)|
|FiveThirtyEight.com (0-1)||Tampa Bay Bucs||85 %|
Of course, any expert with half a brain is going to side with the defending champs. The Buccaneers looked good in their Week 1 win over the Cowboys and are expected to continue to roll through the season. Maybe Atlanta can squeak one by Tom Brady for the first time in his career. However, it would take a monumental turnaround from a week ago.
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