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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

Atlanta Falcons v Houston Texans

Hard Knocks With Texans And Falcons

The show opens In Atlanta with some graphic scenes of Marquise Spruill having ACL surgery. If you had never seen an ACL surgery, you were likely surprised by how much of it looks like a combination of space age wizardry combined with Amish carpentry. There is a lot more banging of mallets and turning of screwdrivers than you’d think there should be. The theme of this show will be “setbacks”, with a fitting conclusion in Houston as the Falcons are drubbed in Preseason game #2.

08/20/2014

Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars

O’Brien, On Swearinger’s Penalties: “Football Is An Emotional Game”

It was an odd stance for Bill O’Brien to take. A disciplinarian. Defending lapses in discipline. But there the Houston Texans head coach was on Sunday, taking an understanding tone when talking about safety D.J. Swearinger’s […]

SportsRadio 610–08/17/2014

Atlanta Falcons v Houston Texans

O’Brien Doesn’t Understand “Emphasis” On Illegal Contact, Defensive Holding Rules

Bill O’Brien gets almost everything about the NFL’s emphasis on more strictly enforcing its illegal contact and defensive holding rules this season. Everything but that “emphasis” part. “When they say, We’re putting an emphasis on something, […]

SportsRadio 610–08/17/2014

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts

Does Swearinger’s Walk Back Up His Talk?

D.J. Swearinger likes to talk. A lot. Things we already know. But last night Roddy White added a wrinkle to the narrative: the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver said he thinks the Houston Texans safety has […]

SportsRadio 610–08/17/2014

Miami Dolphins v Atlanta Falcons

T.J. Yates: “Not A Lot Of Stuff Went Right” In First Game Against Former Team

Houston (CBS Houston)– Saturday wasn’t T.J. Yates night; on a night where the former Houston Texans quarterback probably would have wanted it to be. Yates went 4 for 11 for 63 yards with two interceptions for […]

SportsRadio 610–08/17/2014

New England Patriots v Houston Texans

Roddy White Wants DJ Swearinger’s Walk To Start Backing Up His Talk

DJ Swearinger’s bravado is not Roddy White’s cup of coffee, apparently. When White, a four-time Pro Bowler, was asked about Swearinger, entering only his second NFL season, and the two flags for unsportsmanlike conduct Swearinger […]

SportsRadio 610–08/16/2014

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