ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Turner and the Falcons didn’t want to settle for just making the playoffs.
They wanted momentum and the best seed possible.
Hoping for a fast start, the Falcons set a team record with 42 first-half points, including two touchdown runs by Turner, and Atlanta cruised to a 45-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday to clinch the No. 5 seed.
Julio Jones caught two touchdown passes in a span of 26 seconds in the first quarter as the Falcons gave the Buccaneers their 10th straight loss.
Josh Freeman threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in the first half for the Buccaneers (4-12).
Source: Associated Press