Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 24 to 45

Sunday, January 1, 2012, Week 17

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday, January 1, 2012, Week 17 of the 2011 season. The Falcons won by a score of 45-24. The Buccaneers continued their losing streak, now at 10 games. Their last win was on Sunday, October 16, 2011 against the New Orleans Saints. The Falcons and the Buccaneers split the season series for the 2011 season, each winning one game. With this game, the Falcons finished the season 6-2-0 at home, while the Buccaneers finished 1-7-0 on the road for the 2011 season.

The Falcons finished the season with a record of 10-6-0, while the Buccaneers finished the season at 4-12-0. Eighteen coaches were fired from from the Buccaneers after the game: Raheem Morris: Head Coach; Kurtis Shultz: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Alfredo Roberts: Tight Ends Coach; Greg Olson: Offensive Coordinator; Keith Millard: Co-Defensive Line Coach; Joe Baker: Linebackers Coach; Tim Holt: Assistant Offensive Line Coach; Pat Morris: Offensive Line Coach; Eric Yarber: Wide Receivers Coach; Steve Logan: Running Backs Coach; Jimmy Lake: Defensive Backs Coach; Tyrone Pettaway: Defensive Quality Control Coach; Byron Storer: Special Teams Assistant Coach; Tim Berbenich: Assistant Wide Receivers Coach; Jay Kaiser: Assistant to the Head Coach; Grady Stretz: Defensive Line Coach; Alex Van Pelt: Quarterbacks Coach; Dwayne Stukes: Special Teams Coordinator.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
294 259 35 4 18


Head Coach: Raheem Morris Offensive Coordinator: Greg Olson Special Teams Coordinator: Dwayne Stukes Quarterbacks Coach: Alex Van Pelt Wide Receivers Coach: Eric Yarber Offensive Line Coach: Pat Morris Running Backs Coach: Steve Logan Tight Ends Coach: Alfredo Roberts Assistant Wide Receivers Coach: Tim Berbenich Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Tim Holt Defensive Line Coach: Grady Stretz Co-Defensive Line Coach: Keith Millard Linebackers Coach: Joe Baker Defensive Backs Coach: Jimmy Lake Defensive Quality Control Coach: Tyrone Pettaway Special Teams Assistant Coach: Byron Storer Assistant to the Head Coach: Jay Kaiser Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Kurtis Shultz Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Chris Meenan General Manager: Mark Dominik Pro Scouting Coordinator: Shelton Quarles Player Personnel Assistant: Mike Greenberg Coaches Assistant: Brian Rasmussen

Atlanta Falcons offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
428 177 251 2 22


Head Coach: Mike Smith Offensive Coordinator: Mike Mularkey Defensive Coordinator: Brian VanGorder Special Teams Coordinator: Keith Armstrong Quarterbacks Coach: Bob Bratkowski Wide Receivers Coach: Terry Robiskie Offensive Line Coach: Paul T. Boudreau Running Backs Coach: Gerald Brown Tight Ends Coach: Chris Scelfo Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Paul Dunn Offensive Assistant Coach: Glenn Thomas Assistant to Offense: Andrew Weidinger Defensive Line Coach: Ray Hamilton Linebackers Coach: Glenn Pires Defensive Backs Coach: Alvin Reynolds Secondary Coach: Tim Lewis Defensive Assistant Coach: Mark Collins Assistant Special Teams Coach: Eric Sutulovich Director of Special Projects: Karl Pierburg Assistant to the Head Coach: Andrew Weidinger Director of Athletic Performance: Jeff Fish Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: A.J. Neibel, Jonas Beauchemin Owner: Arthur Blank President: Rich McKay Chief Executive Officer: Rich McKay General Manager: Thomas Dimitroff Director of College Scouting: David Caldwell Director of Football Administration: Nick Polk Director of Player Personnel: Les Snead Coordinator of Pro Scouting: Dejuan Polk Assistant Director of Player Personnel: Lionel Vital Pro Scout: Ran Carthon Area Scout: Bob Harrison, Taylor Morton, Bob Kronenberg, Shepley Heard, Roberson Payne, Steve Sabo Eastern Regional Scout: Marvin Allen Western Regional Scout: Mark Olson Scouting Assistant: Anthony Robinson Player Personnel Assistant: Chase Falivene Salary Cap Assistant: Chase Falivene Director of Football Systems: Karl Pierburg Executive Assistant to the Head Coach: Brenda Johnston Administrative Assistant: Kim Leone Executive Assistant to the Coaching Staff: Billie Jo Reynolds Head Athletic Trainer: Marty Lauzon Assistant Athletic Trainer: Danny Long