Quick Take: Falcons beat Bucs, eye playoffs

It was over when ...
Jason Elam's 34-yard field goal barely squeezed inside the upright to give Atlanta a huge overtime victory over NFC South rival Tampa Bay. The Falcons and Buccaneers are both 9-5 and still in the hunt for a playoff berth.

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Falcons RB Michael Turner set up the winning field goal by running for 34 yards in the extra session, and he came up big on a day when rookie QB Matt Ryan was shaky at times.

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One week after being lit up by the Panthers for 299 rushing yards on Monday Night Football, the Buccaneers' rush defense was once again gashed -- this time for 175 yards.

Bucs RB Warrick Dunn became the sixth player in league history with 10,000 rushing yards and 500 catches. ... Jeff Garcia sat out with a calf injury, and Brian Griese got the start at quarterback for Tampa Bay. ... Falcons DE John Abraham's three sacks gave him a career-high 15.5 on the season. ... Falcons TE Jason Rader caught his first pass but fell 1 yard short of scoring his first touchdown when he fumbled the ball before crossing the goal line.

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