Ahead of their showdown with the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had to turn to their fourth starting running back, rookie Peyton Barber filling up for Doug Martin who is injured.
Since the second week of the season, Martin had been ruled out for the forthcoming games in immediate future. Charles Sims, the backup also ended up with a knee injury after two starts and is now on the injured reserves list. Jacquizz Rodgers started the last three games but he too is sidelined for the moment with an injury in his left foot.
This gives rookie Peyton Barber the opportunity of his lifetime. Incidentally, Barber has one touchdown and has carried 16 times for 91 years over the course of the present season reports sports.yahoo.com
That effectively means rookie Peyton Barber, Antone Smith, and Mike James are the names Buccaneers are looking toward to guide them through in a match where they are the underdogs.
In contrast, the Atlanta Falcons has Devonta Freeman as the starting tailback, someone who is in the thick of things. But standout complementary back Tevin Coleman will be absent, so will Jacob Tamme who is unable to play effectively meaning that quarterback Matt Ryan missing the top tight end he has gotten used to according to buccaneers.com
Buccaneers come with three consecutive wins against the NFC South rivals which are inclusive of a road in the season opener. In contrast, Falcons lead the entire NFL in scoring with an average of no less than 32.8 points per game. Buccaneers stand in the 25th place in scoring defense with the figures standing at 27.0. The Quarterback of the Falcons Matt Ryan leads the NFL pack with passing yards amounting to 2,636 and has thrown for 288 which includes three touchdowns.
Regardless of the result, Rookie Barber should make the most of the opportunity provided to him by circumstances.
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