The Bucs were swept by the Falcons a year ago, but with Dirk Koetter and Joe Hawley on their side this Sunday they'll hope to change their fortunes.
Jameis Winston addressed the unnecessary roughness penalties from the Week 7 loss, saying they stem from the team being out there fighting for each other.
The Buccaneers practice on Wednesday featured the return of tight end Austin Seferian Jenkins, but wide receiver Vincent Jackson was unable to participate.
Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the loss at Washington at Week 7 was still hurting the team a lot on Monday, and that it's a scar that won't go away.
Despite holding a 24-0 lead midway through the first quarter, the Bucs defense fell apart late resulting in a 31-30 loss to the Redskins in Week 7.
The Buccaneers will be without defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (groin) vs. the Redskins, and there is a possibility Akeem Spence is activated to play.
When the Bucs take on the Redskins this Sunday, they will be without three players, including defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, who has a groin injury.
When the Bucs take on the Redskins Sunday at FedExField, they have a chance to be 3-3 in their first six games since back in the 2011 season.
Bucs running back Doug Martin entered the bye week tied for second in the NFL in rushing yards, but for him it's more about the guys in front of him.
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith hopes his players prep for Washington this week, but more importantly he wants them to heal up, go out and have a good time.
Jameis Winston doesn't like referring to the bye week as time off, but rather time to rest his body and work his mind as he continues to try to improve.