Falcons (5-3) at Buccaneers (3-4)
7:25 p.m. Thursday, NFL Network
Line: Falcons by 4
Tampa Bay is presented with an opportunity to pull to within one game of NFC South-leading Atlanta, which the Bucs defeated 31-24 in the season opener. The Bucs were picked apart defensively last week, allowing Oakland quarterback Derek Carr to throw for a staggering 513 yards and four touchdowns in an overtime loss. The going gets no easier with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan bringing the No. 1 offense to town, flaunting his league-leading 2,636 yards and 19 touchdown passes. A victory would give Atlanta its first win over Tampa Bay since the 2014 season.
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