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Wide receiver Devin Hester #17 of the Atlanta Falcons returns a punt for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Buccaneers Vs. Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.

09/19/2014

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons and George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals both attempt to catch a pass during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The play resulted in an incomplete pass. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Vincent Jackson, Matt Ryan And Julio Jones

Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides, and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.

09/18/2014

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.

09/17/2014

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CBS Sports Steve Tasker Weighs In On Falcons Vs Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football

When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.

09/16/2014

Rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews #70 of the Atlanta Falcons runs drills during rookie minicamp at the Atlanta Falcons Training Facility on May 16, 2014 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Matthews Legacy Continues With Jake Playing For The Falcons

As a third-generation NFL player, as well as relatives playing both for college and professional teams in Atlanta, Jake Matthews seems like a perfect fit for the Falcons.

08/08/2014

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5 Players In The NFL Who Will Have A Bounce Back Season Offensively

Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.

07/29/2014

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets calls a play against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at the Georgia Dome on October 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Geno Smith Ices The Atlanta Falcons On Monday Night Football

The Jets rookie quarterback shocks the world with an outstanding performance against the Atlanta Falcons.

10/08/2013

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 07: Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets kicks the game-winning field goal as time expires against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jets Stun Falcons On Last-Second FG

Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the New York Jets handed struggling Atlanta its third straight loss, beating the Falcons 30-28 on Monday night.

10/08/2013

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Dont'a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots tackles Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons after a pass reception during the game at Georgia Dome on September 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Patriots Hold On Against Falcons

Tom Brady threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns as the New England Patriots held off a furious Atlanta comeback Sunday night, beating the Falcons 30-23 to improve to 4-0 for the first time since their near-perfect season in 2007.

09/29/2013

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 08: Steven Jackson #39 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes out away from the Cincinnati Bengals at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Steven Jackson Provides The Falcons With A Much Needed Boost

Quarterback Matt Ryan set five Falcons single-season passing records. While impressive, it made the Falcons one-dimensional, relying too much on their aerial attack. With the addition of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson, the Falcons can now be dangerous both through the air and on the ground.

08/28/2013

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