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Winston leads Bucs past Falcons 31-24 in Koetter's debut

Dirk Koetter got a game ball after his debut as an NFL head coach.

Jameis Winston made it all possible.

The second-year quarterback bounced back from an early interception to throw four touchdowns passes, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-24 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons in a season-opening matchup between NFC South rivals.

"Good guys win," quipped Koetter , still dripping with Gatorade after a victory splashing. "Let's do it 15 more times this year."

That might be far-fetched, but at least the Bucs can boast of a winning record for the first time since the 2012 season, when they started 6-4.


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