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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

Adalius Thomas (Photo by Joe Murphy/NFLPhotoLibrary), Gary Baxter (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Edgerton Hartwell (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Top 5 Post Raven Flame-outs

Here’s the top 5 players who left the Ravens for big money contracts only to flame out & flop in other NFL cities.

06/11/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (L-R) Kathaleen O'Connor and Eric Mabe from Middletown, New York show support for the New York Giants during the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.

Top 5 Goofiest NFL Draft Moments

Will anything weird happen at the NFL Draft? Probably. But until then, here are our five favorite goofy NFL Draft moments.

05/07/2014

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Bob Haynie: College And Pro Football Picks

3 and 3. That’s how I rolled as the calendar turned to November. Not great. Not even good, quite frankly. But better than October ended, for sure.

11/08/2013

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Jeremy Conn: ATS Picks Week 4

Last week I went 5-1 in my picks… My only loss was my Lock of the Week. I am now 11-6-1 on the season.

09/26/2013

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Bob Haynie: College And Pro Football Picks

As I did last year, I will pick three games from both the college and pro ranks. We’ll tally up the total at the end of the season and see how well things went.

09/06/2013

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Bob Haynie: NFL Predictions 2013

The National Football League season kicks off on Thursday night with a marquee matchup. The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens travel to Denver to face a Broncos team that is picked by many to be this year’s powerhouse squad.

09/04/2013

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