Atlanta Falcons: 3 Bold predictions vs. Buccaneers, Week 17

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1. Falcons will finish 2019 streaking

Going into the matchup on Sunday, Atlanta has won three straight games, most recently defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. As of late, the Falcons have been playing some solid football after beginning the regular season schedule struggling to put themselves in a hole right out of the gate in the opening half of the year.

Behind its improved play on the defensive side of the ball to pair nicely alongside its always-potent offensive unit, Atlanta has been able to go 5-3 in the last eight games entering Week 17 in Tampa Bay.

As impressive as Winston and the Bucs have been offensively, two things remain true. For one, they have been horrible about turnovers on the season. Furthermore, they’ve also given up a huge number of points to opposing teams. That will allow the Falcons to finish strong.

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This weekend in the regular season finale on the road, the Falcons will continue their strong finish to the year and will finish the 2019 campaign winners of four straight games, ultimately taking third place in the NFC South and finishing the season at the .500-mark of 4-4 on the road after taking down the Buccaneers.