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Bucs vs. Falcons Thursday Night Football TV schedule, picks, picks against the spread, live blog

Your open thread for tonight

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It is time for Thursday Night Football!

The 0-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. So far, the Bucs have lost to two backup quarterbacks. Atlanta got a win over the Saints and then was overmatched against the Bengals.

Game time: 8:25 PM Eastern/5:25 PM Pacific

TV: CBS, NFL Network

Odds: Atlanta -6.5, over/under 47

Pick against the spread: Tampa has lost to two teams with their backup quarterbacks. They are playing a team that can put up points, especially at home. Matt Ryan loves his home stadium and Tampa just doesn't have the firepower to keep up. This won't even be close. Easy pick: Atlanta -6.5.

Staff picks:

It is unanimous:

Jess Root Seth Cox Skii Robert Norman Alex Mann Delilah Cassidy Michael Oliver Jesse Reynolds
ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL

This is also your open thread. Talk about the game. Make observations, especially about the Falcons. Arizona will travel to Atlanta later this year.

Enjoy!