NFC South Showdown: Bucs vs. Falcons Upcoming Game Info & History

When Do the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Play Next?

Atlanta Falcons tickets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets can be found on their respective team pages, along with schedule information.

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Are the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rivals?

Yes, the Falcons and Buccaneers are longtime NFL division rivals, both playing in the NFC South. The two teams have competed in the same division since 2002, with each team battling for division titles. The two franchises have combined to win nine division championships since the formation of the NFC South in 2002.

Who are the Atlanta Falcons’ Biggest Rivals?

The Falcons’ biggest rivalry is with the New Orleans Saints, dating back to 1967 when the Saints joined the NFL.

The Falcons-Buccaneers rivalry began in 1977. The two teams weren’t in the same division, but would play on a near annual basis. Both joined the NFC South in 2002 and the teams have played twice a year ever since.

Who are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Biggest Rivals?

The Buccaneers’ biggest rivalries are with the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, and New Orleans Saints. All three teams are NFC South foes. This division is one of the most competitive in the NFL most years.

Game Results Between the Buccaneers & Falcons

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
01/08/2023FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta30-17
10/09/2022BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay21-15
12/05/2021FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay30-17
09/19/2021BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay48-25
01/03/2021BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay44-27
12/20/2020FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay31-27
12/29/2019BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta28-22
11/24/2019FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay35-22
12/30/2018BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta34-32
10/14/2018FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta34-29
12/18/2017BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta24-21
11/26/2017FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta34-20
11/03/2016BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta43-28
09/11/2016FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay31-24
12/06/2015BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay23-19
11/01/2015FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay23-20
11/09/2014BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta27-17
09/18/2014FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta56-14
11/17/2013BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay41-28
10/20/2013FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta31-23
12/30/2012FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay22-17
11/25/2012BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta24-23
01/01/2012FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta45-24
09/25/2011BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay16-13
12/05/2010BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta28-24
11/07/2010FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta27-21
01/03/2010BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta20-10
11/29/2009FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta20-17
12/14/2008FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta13-10
09/14/2008BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay24-9
12/16/2007BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay37-3
11/18/2007FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay31-7
12/10/2006BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta17-6
09/17/2006FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta14-3
12/24/2005BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay27-24
11/20/2005FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay30-27
12/05/2004BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay27-0
11/14/2004FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta24-14
12/20/2003BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta30-28
09/21/2003FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay31-10
12/08/2002BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay34-10
10/06/2002FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay20-6
11/05/2000FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay27-14
11/21/1999BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumTampa Bay19-10
11/09/1997FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay31-10
10/22/1995BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta24-21
10/09/1994FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta34-13
10/31/1993FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumTampa Bay31-24
12/13/1992BuccaneersFalconsRaymond James StadiumAtlanta35-7
11/17/1991FalconsBuccaneersMercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta43-7

The Buccaneers and Falcons have played each other more than 59 times since the 1977 season. At the conclusion of the 2022 NFL season, the Buccaneers led the all-time series 30-29. The two teams have never played in the postseason.

Notable games include a 1986 overtime win for Atlanta, where kicker Mick Luckhurst made a 34-yard field goal as time expired to send the game to overtime, and another 34-yard field goal to pull ahead for a 23-20 win.

In 2015, after trailing 20-3 in the third quarter, the Falcons scored 17 unanswered points capped off by a Matt Ryan touchdown pass to Julio Jones with 17 seconds remaining to force overtime. In overtime, Connor Barth hit a 31-yard field goal to win 23-20.

In the final game of the 2022 regular season, the Falcons beat the Buccaneers 30-17. It was the final regular season game of Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady’s career.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

Because of the close proximity of the two teams, they have played fairly regularly since 1977, despite being in different divisions in the NFC for much of their history. In 2002, the NFL realigned many of the divisions in the league and created the NFC South, which both the Falcons and Buccaneers became members of. Since then, the two teams have played twice annually.

The early rivalry was fairly competitive, with neither team gaining a significant edge in the all-time series through the ’70s and ’80s. In the late ’90s, the tide turned for the Buccaneers, who won six straight games from 1997 to 2003.

Once the two teams joined the NFC South, the rivalry saw major swings both ways, with the Falcons having two five-game winning streaks from 2008 to 2010 and 2016 to 2018. The Buccaneers reemerged as the dominant team in recent years with the signing of veteran quarterback Tom Brady, and the team won five straight games in the rivalry from 2020 to 2022.

Through the 2022 season, the Buccaneers and Falcons won the NFC South a combined nine times. The heated division races in the NFC South have led to a very intense rivalry between the two franchises.

Where Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons Play?

The Buccaneers play their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, while the Falcons play their home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, which can hold 71,000 football fans on gameday.

Other NFL Rivalries

Bengals vs. RavensBears vs. Cardinals
Browns vs. RavensCardinals vs. Rams
Ravens vs. Steelers49ers vs. Cardinals
Bills vs. ChiefsCardinals vs. Seahawks
Bills vs. DolphinsFalcons vs. Panthers
Bills vs. PatriotsFalcons vs. Saints
Bills vs. JetsFalcons vs. Buccaneers
Bengals vs. BrownsPanthers vs. Saints
Bengals vs. ChiefsBuccaneers vs. Panthers
Bengals vs. SteelersBears vs. Lions
Browns vs. SteelersBears vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChiefsBears vs. Vikings
Broncos vs. RaidersCowboys vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChargersCowboys vs. Rams
Colts vs. TexansCowboys vs. Giants
Jaguars vs. TexansCowboys vs. Eagles
Colts vs. JaguarsCowboys vs. 49ers
Chiefs vs. RaidersLions vs. Packers
Chargers vs. RaidersLions vs. Vikings
Chargers vs. ChiefsVikings vs. Packers
Dolphins vs. Patriots49ers vs. Rams
Dolphins vs. JetsSaints vs. Vikings
Jets vs. PatriotsBuccaneers vs. Saints
Titans vs. RavensGiants vs. Eagles
Texans vs. TitansRams vs. Seahawks
Colts vs. TitansSeahawks vs. 49ers
Jaguars vs. TitansCommanders vs. Cowboys
Titans vs. SteelersCommanders vs. Giants
Commanders vs. Eagles

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