It took half the season, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to be finding their stride.

Running back sensation Bobby Rainey ran for 163 yards and scored three times, and rookie Mike Glennon continued his solid play at quarterback as the Bucs improved to 2-8 with a 41-28 over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

And they went to work quickly against the injury-ridden Falcons (2-8).

Tampa Bay capped a 15-play, 73-yard opening drive with a 30-yard field goal from K Rian Lindell for a 3-0 edge with 1:45 left in the first quarter.

Atlanta responded with a 10-play, 53-yard march finished by former Buc Matt Bryant's 46-yard kick to tie the game with 12:07 left in the first half.

But the Bucs showed off their newest offensive weapons in response. Mike Glennon found WR Vincent Jackson down the right sideline for a 47-yard strike, then Rainey broke free for a 43-yard touchdown and a 10-3 lead with 10:14 remaining the half.

Then midway through the quarter, Bucs LB Mason Foster stepped in front of a Matt Ryan pass and returned it 37 yards for a score and 17-3 Bucs lead.

After a Falcons fumble, Rainey scored again from 3 yards out to give the Bucs a 21-point lead before Bryant tacked on another Atlanta field goal for a 24-6 halftime score.

The Bucs picked up where they left off shortly afterwards, Glennon again finding Jackson to set up a 4-yard scoring toss to Rainey for a 31-6 Tampa Bay lead.

Late in the quarter, Glennon and Jackson connected again for a 3-yard touchdown and a 38-6 lead for the Bucs.

Glennon finished the day completing 20 of 23 passes for 231 yards and two scores.

Ryan responded with his first touchdown pass, 80 yards to WR Harry Douglas, to make it 38-13 with a minute left in the third quarter.

Lindell connected from 46 yards out for the Bucs, then Atlanta's Antone Smith broke free for a 50-yard scoring run, and after a successful 2-point conversion the Bucs' lead was 41-21 with 5:22 left.

Ryan added a 6-yard scoring toss to Roddy White with 1:45 remaining for the final 41-28 margin.