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Thursday Night Football: Falcons at Buccaneers

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South versus reeeeeeal south.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, look! NFL teams who haven’t cut one of their wide receivers for a triple threat of illegal actions! That sounds like fun, huh?

The Falcons (5-3) head to the lawless state of Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4), who despite their sub-.500 record sit in second place in the NFC South behind Atlanta. Eagles fans, a.k.a. NFC East ballers, wouldn’t know anything about being below .500 because their team belongs to the best division in football. (Just kidding.)

Anyway, Matt Ryan and the Falcons have been a lot of fun to watch on offense. Jameis Winston is an enigma. With Doug Martin out at running back, the Bucs’ offense is likely going to feature a lot of throwing, and not much else. Hopefully it’s a shootout, because my woeful fantasy team relies heavily on Mike Evans week in and week out. Fingers crossed, y’all!

Should be an acceptable game. I expect Atlanta to win. If you want to watch, here’s what you need to know:

How to watch

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
TV channel: NFLN

Odds

Per Bovada, the Falcons are favored to take down the Bucs on the road.

Atlanta Falcons: -4.5 (-110)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +4.5 (-110)

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