Tampa Bay rallies to defeat Falcons 29-25 and take first place in NFC South


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied in the fourth quarter, led by a pair of touchdowns – including Baker Mayfield’s 11-yard TD pass to Cade Otton with 31 seconds remaining — to earn a 29-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Bucs (6-7) now sit tied for first place in the NFC South, with four weeks left in the regular season.

Mayfield completed 14 of 29 with two touchdowns, including one which he ran for the Buccaneers’ first TD. The Bucs defense also came up big in the first half, with Carlton Davis intercepting a pass to set up Mayfield’s 1-yard scoring run, and Antoine Winfield Jr. forcing a fumble from Atlanta that resulted in a safety. Winfield became only the second defensive back since 2000 with at least three sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in a single season.

The Buccaneers will head to Green Bay next Sunday for their second straight road game before the end of the regular season.

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