KEY MATCHUPS: Bucs at Falcons

Buccaneers coverage units vs. Falcons KR/PR Devin Hester. The Bucs have allowed 8.8 yards per punt return with a long return of 23 yards. They have allowed 11 yards per kickoff return. The Bucs likely will attempt to kick away from Hester, who had 125 return yards Sunday.

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson vs. Falcons CB Desmond Trufant. In his past two games against the Falcons, Jackson has 20 catches for 303 yards and three touchdowns. Trufant is tied for fifth in's rating of cornerbacks. Trufant has yielded only four receptions for 66 yards and one catch per 16.8 plays in pass coverage.

Buccaneers LG Logan Mankins vs. Falcons DT/DE Jonathan Babineaux. Mankins was acquired in a trade with the Patriots and has helped stabilize the Bucs' offensive line. In 67 snaps, he has allowed two quarterback hurries, two hits, but no sacks. Babineaux registered the Falcons' only sack this season, but it was nullified by a penalty. He also has the team's only quarterback hit.