3 must-see plays from the Falcons' win against Bucs

Falcons pleased after Thursday night win against Bucs

It's hard to narrow it down to just three plays.

But when the NFL doesn't allow anyone, even its own teams, to put any sort of highlights from games online and your only options are embedding Tweets from their own account or rule-breakers (ever wonder why we do that? That's why.), you're kind of forced to keep it short.

Anyways, the Falcons beat the Buccaneers 43-28 at Raymond James Stadium, and luckily the three plays worth showing were on Twitter:

1. Julio Jones' catch on his tippy toes

Jones was quiet in the first half, but the Buccaneers dropped their double coverage of him and he started catching some balls, eight to be exact for 111 yards. Jones caught a high pass from Matt Ryan that forced him to jump up, get it and land in the end zone on his toes, keeping both feet in bounds. Oh, and he made it look easy.

Jones after the game: "They singled me up. We was able to make a few plays coming out of halftime. We came out, we made some adjustments at halftime. Obviously they did, it was like, okay let's single him up. And we took advantage of it in the second half."

2. Taylor Gabriel's rushing TD

So remember that thing I said about us only being able to post plays that are posted to Twitter. Well, we wanted to show receiver Taylor Gabriel's big 26-yard catch that put the Falcons near the red zone in the second quarter. That one wasn't online. But his touchdown run on the same drive was, which gave the Falcons the lead and led to a stretch of 27 unanswered points. It was his first rushing touchdown in his career.

What Ryan had to say about Gabriel: "I think he's fitting in pretty good. He's done a great job for us. Obviously, he's made some pretty big catches, but also he's a versatile guy and we could use him on the sweep today which was nice. He's just another piece of the puzzle."

3. Catch of the year?

Okay, so this one should be No. 1, but it's a Tampa Bay play and we're an Atlanta station...so it's No. 3. Anyways, Mike Evans had two touchdown receptions in the game. But no catch was as amazing as his one-handed grab where it seemed like he levitated into the air, caught the ball, came down...and then took a huge hit from Keanu Neal. He was shaken up but would return. 

It didn't lead to anything for the Bucs, but it's a pretty amazing catch.

Honorable mention: Matt Ryan's spike after a TD

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