Two NFC South rivals met in Week 5 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Atlanta Falcons. There was no shortage of drama in this divisional clash, but Tampa Bay eventually walked away with a 21-15 win in a game that wasn't as close as the final score seemed to indicate.
Bucs linebacker Devin White threw some shade at the Falcons when explaining why his team's lead shrunk in the fourth quarter.
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White said the Week 5 matchup got a bit "boring" for Tampa Bay given that they were beating Atlanta pretty handily heading into the final period. The Pro Bowl LB said "imposing your will" on an opponent can lead to sloppy execution, which allowed the Falcons to get back in the game.
White's comments are a clear shot at Atlanta for being the inferior team on Sunday. He and Tampa's defense held the Falcons scoreless for the first three quarters, proving they could shut down every facet of their offense before taking their foot off of the gas. Thankfully, Tom Brady and the offense were able to run out the clock in the final minutes after Atlanta made it a six-point game.
Bucs players have every right to boast about their defense. Tampa ranks No. 3 in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric and has proven to be a serious obstacle to most opposing offenses.
White and his teammates will look to dominate once again with rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett on the menu next. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds project the Bucs as 8-point favorites ahead of their road matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.
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