The 2nd half of the NFL season begins on Thursday night as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be playing the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC South showdown.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a loss to the hands of the Oakland Raiders by the score of 30-24. However, the Buccaneers are 3-1 from starting the season off 1-3. Due to this resurgence, the Buccaneers are now back into the playoff picture, and if they win on Thursday night, the Buccaneers would be back in the picture for the NFC South division title.
On the other side, you have an Atlanta Falcons team that is coming off an impressive 33-32 win over Green Bay on Sunday. Currently, the Falcons are 5-3 and are in first place in the NFC South. While this game is important for the Buccaneers, because if they win, then they could easily get back into the division race. It is also important for the Falcons as they don’t want to slip up and ultimately give up first place.
It is unknown about the status of the injured players on both teams, but both teams are facing a wrath of injuries. Some notable ones for the Falcons are Julio Jones ( knee), Dwight Freeney (quad), and Tevin Coleman (hamstring). The official Falcons site does not list the status of them, so it will be interesting to see what happens as we get closer to kickoff Thursday night.
On the other side, the Buccaneers are also facing some injuries as Doug Martin is dealing with a hamstring issue and DE William Gholston is dealing with nagging Biceps issues. Like the Falcons, the official Buccaneers website has not listed their status for Thursday night’s NFC South showdown.
If you’d like to know where to watch it, here is the streaming information:
Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 8:25 pm
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Network
Radio: 92.9 the Game, 103.5 US FM, 620 WDAE