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NFL: Atlanta 17, Tampa Bay 6

Dec. 10, 2006 at 7:29 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Michael Vick completed 14-of-23 passes for 155 yards Sunday afternoon and Atlanta kept its NFC playoff hopes alive with a 17-6 win at Tampa Bay.

Justin Griffith scored a touchdown and gained 57 yards on 12 carries for the Falcons, who have won two in a row following a four-game losing streak.

The bad news in the victory was Atlanta's loss of primary running backs Warrick Dunn and Jerious Norwood, who both suffered injuries in the third quarter and had to leave the game.

Dunn limped off the field with a left calf injury, while Norwood injured his right knee.

Bruce Gradkowski was 13-for-24 for 121 yards for Tampa Bay. Tim Rattay was 9-for-13 for 83 yards, and Matt Bryant kicked two first-half field goals for the Buccaneers (3-10), who have a three-game losing streak.

Tampa Bay lost two fumbles and has 14 turnovers in its last five games.

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